Too Much or Too Little

Too Much or Too Little

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A genuine hard rock band with an intense sound that sheds modern day bravado. Their live shows, exhilerating from start to finish, are emotional and thought provoking, and connect with the audience on a personal level.

Biography

As childhood friends, Erik Ekdahl and Jordan McKinley shared an uncommon talent and a mutual interest in music. This appreciation sparked a strong desire to perform and develop their songwriting style. The drive continued when the two formed a band and composed a library of songs before they were even out of high school. A short time later, Erik and Jordan met Whit Aadland, a classical trained and ever intense guitarist with style to boot. The three eventually moved from San Diego to San Luis Obispo, CA, were they connected with Eric Pierce. Pierce was a local bass player with an unmistakable groove and a true affinity for the bands style. The band was now complete. Too Much or Too Little's music is as meticulous as it is melodic. Shaped by observing the unpredictability of the human condition, their songs have a unique depth that can best be described as "think rock." Too Much or Too Little's sound has developed with precision and integrity. The band itself longs to create a progressive brand of rock that carries with it value and meaning, both lyrically and technically.

Connecting with people on a personal level and balancing between saying too much or too little (musically or in conversation), is the driving inspiration for the band. This concept became the groups' foundation as they bred a rhythmically driven and diverse sound which succeeds in going well beyond the confines of mainstream rock.

In 2003, Too Much or Too Little fully integrated into the San Luis Obispo scene when they won the Cal Poly State University's Battle of the Bands. In addition to appearing all over the central coast, the band has been spoted in Los Angeles and regularly in their now "second home" of San Francisco. The latter is where, in December 2003, they impressed and eventually signed with Klepto Records.

Too Much or Too Little's first full-length album is due in stores and online mid to late summer of 2004."The album is sort of a tour of the human psyche," says Erik who wrote all of the songs for the band's first release. "It asks some pretty relevant life questions-questions about the heart and the head and the status quo." The group isn't afraid to search for the answers though, even when the process is a struggle. "It's worth the work," Whit says. "Everything I've ever loved about music, I hear at least once every time we play."

Lyrics

Creature of Habit

Written By: Erik Ekdahl

Thank you, for giving me
Something to hold onto
Even if it doesn’t last that long
I’m a creature of habit
And these trends don’t fall so easily
Friday night is fighting my instincts
Your making me believe I need this
When you don’t need me
And I want so much to show you what is inside
But people don’t change so fast

Promise is seeping into you
Can’t you see that?
Don’t you want to love?
Can’t you live without giving up the outside?
Aren’t you doing this the wrong way?

I see now, that things are changing
And you’ve taken a long time to tell me
But this is why I’ve built up my defenses
And I’ll come out a little stronger
Hoping for a little peace inside

Promise is seeping into you
Can’t you see that?
Don’t you want to love?
Can’t you live without giving up the outside?
Aren’t you doing this the wrong way

Love it gives me hope, it’s crazy, don’t understand, it gives me hope, it’s crazy.
Promise is seeping into you
Can’t you see that?
Don’t you want to love?
Can’t you live without giving up the outside?
Aren’t you doing this the wrong way?

What Your Made Of

Written By: Erik Ekdahl

Sometimes it’s hard to explain myself
Words come out with nothing behind them
How I wish I knew the future

Cigarettes and talking to you so softy
I here a voice so sweet
But I can’t find you
It’s what you’re made of
It’s what you’re made of

So much time to make it happen
Days and weeks
You told me what I needed to hear
But it makes no difference

So laugh and talk to me sweetly
Cause there’s plenty of time to move and love
There’s plenty of time to move and love

And I’ll think about it tomorrow
It’ll be easier then
And I’ll worry about it later
Cause I can’t do it now…
And I’m repeating myself
And I’m losing what I stand for
Cause it’s all the same …
It’s what I’m made of

It’s what you’re made of
It’s what I’m made of

Wasting Away

Written By: Erik Ekdahl

I am waiting by the bus stop
Swimming in nothingness
Feeling my emptiness
You are
In need now
Stop me before I waste away…

Why are we wasting away?
Because we don’t think that we need
Anyone but ourselves
Why are we so quick to judge?
I know you will find me there
With everybody else…

I am your son, your will be done, you are the one, you are the one.

Discography

-Too Much or Too Little (Demo)

-LP to be released in late summer, 2004 on Klepto Records

Set List

Too Much or Too Little has 20+ original songs plus a handful of covers.

A typical set list consists of around 18 originals plus an occasional cover.

Here is a typical set list:

Littered Streets
What Your Made Of
Wasting Away
Second Guessing
Jennifer's Song
Too Much or Too Little
TV and the Best
Another Girl Like You
Far Away

-ten minute break-

Catch Me if You Can
Creature of Habit
Beautiful Life
Song About School
What!?
Hardcore Song
Apathy
Sacrifice Never Made