Triggers

Triggers

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smart infectious indie rock pop.

Biography

The story of Triggers began in the Spring of 2005 in Pittsburgh, PA. Keyboardist/vocalist Brett Zoric, along with bassist Joe Salmond recently had a falling out with their previous group Monarch, signed to CA based Northern Records. Rather than mourn over the lost chance at greatness Monarch presented, the two looked at their situation as an opportunity to start over and pursue a new direction.

The two enlisted the help of guitarist/vocalist Adam Rousseau and drummer Rich "Woody" Kawood, whose long working relationship had seen them through several local bands throughout the years. With the addition of Rousseau and Kawood, Triggers was born.

The band's songs vary from hip-hop dance numbers to straight ahead guitar/synth rock n roll, yet are strung together with enough consistent elements to form a cohesive sound. Drawing their influence from classics such as Elvis Costello, The Beatles and The Clash, along with their love of contemporary pop such as Spoon, Blur and The Rapture, Triggers song catalogue is given a sense of breadth that is not commonly found in other bands.

Shortly after the formation of the band, Salmond left to pursue a career in the US military. He was replaced by the group's mutual friend Joe Kasler, of local math rock heroes Evergreen Movement. Kasler's strong technical playing ability and approach only strengthened the foundation of the band and added a new perspective to Triggers' pop focus.

Triggers continues to write music and play shows, both locally and regionally. They have already managed to make an impact on the Pittsburgh music scene, gain significant radio play and attract attention from local press and media personalities. Their debut EP, Elude the Suits, only promises more growth and stands as a preview of things to come.

Lyrics

Change It Up

Written By: Rousseau/Zoric

Change It Up

I'm a little bit scared cause you're a little bit dangerous

What fun it is to wave 'goodbye'...from the top of the world

And she's a little impaired cause she's a little bit strange to us

She knows its all a brave display....from stars that go unseen

She's got to light them all up

Good God you've got to change it up...Cause I see this all the time

Four chords no more for sure and you need a rhyme

Good God you've got to change it up....Cause I've seen this all before

We know you know you're good to go... out the door

He's allowed to declare that he's a little more 'made' than us

He knows exactly what to take...

Overlooking none

And we're about to expire as they have always explained to us

Who knows how long we'll stay alive?

No matter what they say

We've got to shake it all up

We don't know why we're so afraid and we don't know what to do...

That's not my department....we just want to be free...

You know you’ve got to change it up.

(I’ve seen it all before)

Eyes Like a Ninja

Written By: Rousseau

Eyes Like a Ninja

Get Out! Get Out! Get Out!

I’m saying…

Get Out! Get Out! Get Out!

still waiting…

Get Out! Get Out! Get Out!

Can’t shake it…

Don’t look ‘round

Don’t make a sound now

Go

Hit the floor, let’s go.

Whoa oh oh oh

Whoa oh oh

Can’t you tell who’s listening?

You’re kidding

It’s not true

Come on, come on now

Tell me what you know

Whoa oh oh oh

Whoa oh oh

Rolling right through your routine

It’s cut and clean

And I’m fooled

Tell me, tell me how

Breakdown. Breakdown

My friend says you’ve got eyes like a ninja

Lay it down. Lay it down

Spoken for, speaking as me and to ya

Get Out! Get Out! Get Out!

I’m saying…

Get Out! Get Out! Get Out!

still waiting…

Get Out! Get Out! Get Out!

Can’t shake it…

Don’t look ‘round

Don’t make a sound now

Go

Hit the floor, let’s go!

Whoa oh oh oh

Whoa oh oh

Nothing’s changed from the last verse

Could you rehearse

Something new?

Something, Something now

Take me to the show

Whoa oh oh oh

Whoa oh oh

Left, right, straight down the runway

To songs you say

Are so cool

Come on, come on now.

She Had Me at Takeoff

Written By: Rousseau/Zoric

She Had Me at Takeoff

So hit me… lights, camera, action.

Cause you were looking so fine

So step a little bit closer, honey

To showing me a good time

I brought somebody here to explain...

You're either lonely or you're not

Oh no, you won't look me in the face

But OK, you're just searching for some space

I'm gonna to give you some time now

Well she was sitting alone

And she was giving me eyes

I was fishing for love now, baby

and she was starting to bite...

She had me singing and--

I brought somebody here to explain

You're either with us or you're not

Oh no, you won't look me in the face

But OK, you're just searching for some space

I'm gonna to give you some time now

Oh, no sends a slap on my straight face

But OK guess you're still searching for some space

I'm gonna give you some time now

Discography

"Elude the Suits" EP released December 2006
"3 Songs by Triggers" Demo released November 2005

Set List

We usually do about 8 or 9 songs that last about 40 minutes.

Current Song list:

She Had Me at Takeoff
I Don't Disagree
One by One
Anyone at Anytime
Shoot 'em Up Star
Easy Cleanup
Right Where I Need You
How Do I Get to the Roof
Body English
Change It Up
Eyes Like a Ninja
Thieves Like Us
Louis' Party
Ready or Not
On the Runway

We've played two cover songs though not really anymore, Weezer's "Tired of Sex" and Spoon's "They Way We Get By"