Thrifters

Thrifters

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30 Seconds to Mars got in a fight with 311 & Modest Mouse and the Red Hot Chilli Peppers were the doctors that fixed them both up into The Thrifters!

Biography

Emerging from Cleveland, Ohio, Pop/Rock sensation, the “Thrifters” have been aspiring to create and develop their own unique brand. While exploring uncharted musical territory since 2004, these five friends have been captivating audiences all around the Midwest & East Coast. In August 2007 the band parted ways with front man/vocalist, Brendan Lieske, due to personal & business reasons. It didn’t take long before good friend Sergio McCollam stepped into the role of vocalist and the band soon was off and running developing their new sound and image.

In the summer of 2008, with Sergio at the helm, the band finished recording it’s second Full Length LP entitled “It’s Going Down”. Filled with driving rhythms and intricate guitar melodies that are topped with catchy hooks and smooth vocals, the result is an album that is packed with songs that are both radio ready with the ability to cross a wide demographic. Released in October 2008, the album is already receiving airplay on local commercial/college and regional college stations.

Having shared the stage with such Major & Indie recording artists like; 311 (Volcano/Jive), Matisyahu (JDub Records/EPIC), Senses Fail (Vagrant Records), From Autumn to Ashes (Vagrant Records), All Time Low (Hopeless/Subcity Records), Valencia (I Surrender Records), Hit The Lights (Triple Crown Records), Barely Blind (TDR Records), 2*Sweet, Jeffree Star, and The Pink Spiders, The Thrifters have shown their versatility by performing with a wide variety of artists.

The Thrifters are Colin Stacy (Guitar), Chris Henke (Bass), Sergio McCollam (Vocals/Keys), Steve Orlando (Drums) and Frank Frazza (Guitar). The band is managed by Mike Villegas of Area 67 Management in Cleveland, Ohio.

Look for the Thrifters NEW LP

"It's Goin Down!"

which is available at select retail stores locally/regionally as well as online at iTunes, Rhapsody, Amazon, Aime, Shockhound, and many, many more

The CD includes ten original songs that will surely attract many, many new fans around the world!

Lyrics

Footprints

Written By: The Thrifters

Another packed box,
Another empty home
Just traces of a past
A broken ending
It grows so very close
Grows so very close

What are you running from?
You leave more than you take
Searching for answers
That this running only makes
I’ll be searching
I’ll keep searching
I’ll follow your footprints then
Hoping they lead me back to you

All ready gone and moved on to better places
You take only what
You feel your arms can carry
Never looking back
Escaping measures
Three Shadows make for company

What are you running from?
You leave more than you take
Searching for answers
That this running only makes
I’ll be searching
I’ll keep searching
I’ll follow your footprints then
Hoping they lead me back to you

(Break Down)

You’ll, never find
What your looking for
The answers are right in front of you

What are you running from?
You leave more than you take
Searching for answers
That this running only makes
I’ll be searching
I’ll keep searching
I’ll follow your footprints then
Hoping they lead me back to you
Back to you

And They Call Her Miss Leading

Written By: The Thrifters

You, plus me
Would equal heart ache
No matter what you think

So I think that we might as well try
To keep it personal

“NOT”

And keep this sexual
It’s strictly sexual

Threesome
Foreplay
Five minutes ‘till we get it on today
I know, you say no
But it’s going down tonight,
Down tonight

Sure I like the lies you tell,
And yet they compliment your looks

“Oooo la la”

Well baby girl, would it hurt so bad,
If I let you get inside
You’d just tear everything apart
And leave me, hoping more

Threesome
Foreplay
Five minutes ‘till we get it on today
I know, you say no
But it’s going down tonight,
Down tonight, Down tonight

You may be the one
Yeah, you may be the one,
For me
But I doubt it, I doubt it,
I doubt it, I doubt it
You tried to hard to let me see,
That you aren’t anything more than a tease.

Threesome
Foreplay
Five minutes ‘till we get it on today
I know, you say no
But it’s going down tonight,
Down tonight

You lie
(what)
You cheat
(what)
What makes you think you have the time to be with me?

You lie
(what)
You cheat
(what)
You never ever have the time to be with me!

So what makes you think you’d have, the time for me?

Since When Were You So Vain?

Written By: The Thrifters

How are you?
I’m doing fine today.

Remember back when we were young
When you were someone else
Before the make up and magazines
Ruined your Self-worth,
Back…when… You thought this could last forever
But a sign says now it could last tonight
I’m surprised, this lasted so long
I can’t believe I put up with this
All the lies
That you live
It’s hard to see how you sleep at night

Now it’s like you’re someone else
Pretending to be glamorous
You went from thrift to Gucci outfits
But money can’t change the way you are
But who am I to say that
At least I’ll never change

You can pretend to be the Barbie doll who,
Puts on an act for everyone to see
You can fool the crowd,
But the joke is what you want to be

Why can’t you see? Why can’t you see?
That all I want is who you used to be.
What makes you think.
That you have to be somebody else.
To make everyone happy

Now it’s like you’re someone else
Pretending to be glamorous
You went from thrift to Gucci outfits
But money can’t change the way you are
But who am I to say that
At least I’ll never change

You can be,
You can be, so deceptive.
You can be,
You can be, so pretentious

What makes you think that you have to be so damn Vain?
So damn, so damn Vain
So damn Vain,
So damn Vain.

Discography

It's Goin Down - 2008
Entropy - 2007

The Thrifters can be requested on the following radio stations:

* Live365 - Babylon Street (Online)
* KALA - Quad Cities (Davenport - Bettendorf, IA - Rock Island - Moline, IL)
* KSWD - Los Angeles, CA
* KSYM - San Antonio, TX
* Live365 - lammons (Online)
* Live365 - casabonita (Online)
* Live365 - chriscoolidge (Online)
* Live365 - chuckjustice (Online)
* Live365 - michaelmerseyyank (Online)
* Live365 - reaperrocks (Online)
* Live365 - Mohawk Radio (Online)
* Live365 - W3Z Hotline (Online)
* WJCU - Cleveland, OH
* WKRK - Cleveland, OH
* Live365 - WolfRadio (Online)
* Live365 - WRHS RamRadio (Online)
* WRUW - Cleveland, OH

Set List

Our basic set list (30-45 mins, depending on venue and time allotted):

Cabin Fever Killer
And They Call Her Miss Leading
Footprints
Entropy
The Answer
Really Was It Worth It
In Dreams They Come
Underdog Fight Song
Loveless
The Heartbreak Scenario
Since When Were You So Vain?
Killing In The Name Of (Cover: Rage Against the Machine)