The People Now

The People Now

BandRockMetal

Honest, progressive, melodic, math-influenced, rock.

Biography

We are in the third incarnation of TPN currently - on our third bassist, and second singer. Garth, Tim and Glenn have been on-board from the beginning. Playing small venues around the Seattle area, and even one in Yelm, WA, we've been creating a buzz.
Our singer will arrive in America at the end of July. Until then, Jason, Garth, Tim, and Glenn are practicing regularly, which includes some recording, and working on giving flesh to new material.
Over the course of our time, we have written, and recorded in some form or another, 14 songs, 3 of them written by Glenn, the rest by Garth. We are as independent and DIY as they come.
When we started out, we had the idea of using three main influences - Tool, Radiohead, and The Mars Volta, to make some kind of sound. At this point, influences such as Steve Albini, Slint, The Refused, Sky Cries Mary, Alice In Chains (vocally), Tina Turner, Romanian pop music, Math Rock, Classical Guitar, & various butt rock and 80's metal have made their way into our sound. It evolves constantly, and takes much constructive criticism, patience, and love. We are out to change the world, in spite of the scope of that goal.

Lyrics

Demonstrative Romance

Written By: Garth Hockersmith

Fallacy, when hand in hand, promenades with searching glances thrown this way
Catching on, insipid dance - rigid, balanced criticisms they portray
Screams divide the lines, between the sentence: “We want more”
Intention, distraction, demonstration

Making me make promises that contracts don’t sign
Showing off like actors in a pilot spin-off dive
I will thrill them, just to please them, but I know I will have a time
When demonstrative romance need not apply

Take my mind, or make up your mind for me
Take a walk for a ways. Take what’s left inside of you; shove it away
Screams divide your league; makes you distrust all the possibilities,
That have pent up, and bent up in your head!
Taking all you have!

Taking, all of what patience? I have to give in, fitting into this mold they’ve created
Where I define my limits barely comes close to what they’ve got in mind!

Show them we believe in holding onto deceiving all of that we’ve been feeling
Show them you’re a knock-out, only have tunnel vision, waiting on their decision
Show them a disguise that’s handed down through tradition, innocent of sedition

Well, isn’t this a fancy façade, putting on a cabaret for children at play?
Will this ruse honestly succeed, if our plastic drama doesn’t start to fade away?
Prying eye, to know to what conscience you subscribe
To sleep tight, to sleep at night, like everything’s all right!

Taking, all of what patience, I have to give in, fitting into this mold they’ve created
Where I define my limits hardly comes close to what they’ve got in mind

Show them we believe in holding onto deceiving all of that we’ve been feeling
Show them you’re a knock out, only have tunnel vision, waiting on their decision
Show them a disguise that, morbidly, is a freak show, where dire noses furrow
Waiting, for the right moment, breaching the flood gates of reservation!
Show them I believe in essence of my being, rivers of rain are receding
Show them! You are more than, "Tell-Them-That-You’ve-Got-A-Vision!"
(don't involve a revision...)
Show them the disguise I’ve worn simply for appeasing, ruefully and pleasing…

Passion's Out Of Fashion

Written By: Garth Hockersmith

Attention: Citizens of Red,
Occurent substance subsides in this
City of the Dead.
Attention: Scant of caring want.
Convenience has neutralized
experience for half –priced cold and dry!

Attention: Pocket penitence,
Holy words of happiness,
Pouring out your T.V. set
Attention: Crippled, crippled man,
When did passion leave our eyes?
When our vision lost the skies
Lying in the face of eyes that sure could use a dose of truth
Guess I really shouldn’t be surprised it’s where we’re going to

What’s a phone call in today’s fast traffic lifestyle,
As long as precious people become placated so well?
Ignoring commitment must seem like casual action
Speaking but I can’t hear definition, only trash

Attention: Killers of the Word,
Say one thing, then disappear
Fanning flames of lame braziers
Attention: Two-faced fucking smiles,
The Fashion of the Season’s clearly
Passion without Reason
Honor of a man displaced by antics of a child
Settling a debt with copper coins and clever guile

…passion is out of fashion…

Discography

Prologue - EP
Epilogue - EP

Set List

Captain Sprocket
Sadako
The Popular Taste
A Major Tune
Dans Punk
No covers. These songs are all roughly 6 minutes long. This fits into a 30-minute set, roughly.