Trances Arc

Trances Arc

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Since the 2001 release of their first record, Color TV Influential, Trances Arc has become one of the most dominant and credible features on the southeastern rock scene

Biography

Delivering melodically haunting, rhythmically compelling, song-oriented rock, Trances Arc creates a long-overdue niche in the American popular music landscape. More polished than the numerous neo-punk, garage bands that have emerged in recent years, Trances Arc nonetheless possesses a raw energy and attitude that perfectly compliments its sophisticated yet angular sound. The band’s massive unreleased catalog, coupled with its undeniably mesmerizing stage presence, establishes the foundation for a healthy stake in rock n’ roll real estate.

Raised in and nourished by the legendary Athens, Georgia music scene, the band was formed when singer/songwriter Eric Toledo assembled childhood friends Brad Hagen (percussion), Greg Cavinder (bass), and Ben Allen (guitar) for a 13 song recording session in 1998. Allen, incidentally, had to be coaxed into abandoning a successful hip-hop production career in New York City where he worked for Sean Combs at Bad Boy Records. The first collection of songs, colloquially known as the Under the Couch Sessions, are now recognized as the humble beginnings of the band called Trances Arc.

These first crude recordings established an instant fan-base in Athens, and as the popularity of the Under the Couch Sessions spread to Atlanta, the nascent band followed, increasingly playing small clubs in the Southeast. Blue Maze, an independent Atlanta-based label, soon signed Trances Arc, and the band recorded its first full-length album featuring many songs on the Under the Couch Sessions. Michael Dorio, an established and energetic guitarist from Atlanta, was summoned to help with the recording and has remained a permanent fixture in the band. Since the 2001 release of their first record, Color TV Influential, Trances Arc has become one of the most dominant and credible features on the southeastern rock scene.

Trances Arc continues to captivate audiences with its kinetic live act, which is regularly embraced by venues like the 40 Watt Club (Athens, GA) and Smith's Olde Bar (Atlanta, GA). Additionally, the band enjoys regular airplay on Atlanta radio stations 99X, 96Rock and Album 88.5, as well as 107Q (Columbus, GA).

Trances Arc now strives to expand its solid and loyal fan-base beyond the Southeast. Coming off a year long writing hiatus, Trances Arc is touring regionally and actively promoting their latest unofficial release, the Save the World EP. “Career-making new recordings” (Greenberg/Traurig), garnished with “lush arrangements, unique, [and] heartfelt lyrics” (Atlanta Music Guide), the Save the World EP reflects the band’s Brit rock influence and “Americana Flair” (Demo Diaries). Equally inspired by the works of Jeff Buckley and Radiohead as by the Rolling Stones and the Clash, Trances Arc produces a unique sound that is both catchy and stirring. The group is planning a full-length release in 2005 and hopes that you’ll take a moment to listen.

Lyrics

Champagne

Written By: E. Toledo, B. Hagen, M. Dorio, B. Allen, G. Cavinder

I can hear the sound of a band of angels in your head...were you dead?
I can clear the film from your eyes once frozen here in time,
if you'd climb from the

shadow, stop faking like your shadow
you're much deeper then they're shallow

I won't drown in useless medicine

champagne wishes in your head
you're screaming that you'll never stop bleeding till the end
when demons all around start spinning in your mind
I'lll be on your side

can't afford to answer the phone calls ringing from your room in your tomb
but I can trick the cancer to translate sickness into fine if you'd climb from the

shadow, stop faking like your shadow
you're much deeper then they're shallow

I won't drown in useless medicine

champagne wishes in your head
you're screaming that you'll never stop bleeding till the end
when demons all around start spinning in your mind
I'lll be on your side

so long so long
one minute here, the next minute you're gone
so long so long
sweet songs
this institution crumbles once they find how far we've run

Revolver

Written By: Eric Toledo, Brad Hagen, Ben Allen, Michael Dorio, Greg Cavinder

I was a victim all confined to the surface
I resurrected all her ghost from the closet

I was insisting I could handle the game
and she deals she deals she deals me out in other ways

I took the handle and I spun the revolver
I took a chance and then I saw that I lost her

I was insisting I could handle the game
and she deals she deals she deals me out in other ways

She's not my baby
I'm another season this time she's changing
She's not my baby
I'm in the air in the air

I was a racer in an intimate car chase
I was a chaser who had fallen for her face

I kept insisting I could handle the game
and she deals she deals she deals me out in other ways

Everything

Written By: E. Toldeo, B. Hagen, M. Dorio, G. Cavinder

Made you a chair/Built you a table

Painted it red so you'd think I was able
you felt splinters that lied and you wondered why

wanted it all, wanted it stable, you know I built it to fall
my heart on the label/ It burnt to the core black masked, ashes fall.

I wanted to be everything everything to you everything to you
I wanted to be everyone everyone to you everyone to you
and I would capture all your stars tonight if it'd make it all alright

Living on fault lines of decision was it statues of you a blank slate of a vision
I hesitate off your draw and you wondered why

I wanted to be everything everything to you everything to you
I wanted to be everyone everyone to you everyone to you
and I would capture all your stars tonight if it'd make it all alright

So get up get up,
You'll make it on your way
You'll make it on your own

I wanted to be everything everything to you everything to you
I wanted to be everyone everyone to you everyone to you
and I would capture all your stars tonight if it'd make it all alright

Discography

Color TV Influential - 2001
Save the World EP - 2004

Set List

Original music: 45 minute sets