Tripmeter

Tripmeter

 Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, CAN
BandRockAlternative

High-energy, up-tempo melodic rock with more hooks than the prop list for a pirate movie. In short: ambient textures, synthscapes, rocking guitars, provoking lyrics, and engaging melodies;great songs, delivered with conviction, on a well-produced album and in a must-see live show.

Biography

If you know Tripmeter then you know that they leave half of themselves on stage every night. This Moose Jaw, SK based five piece rock act is quickly gaining renown for its blistering live performances, complete with a stunning homespun midi-controlled light show.

In the midst of the sweat and sweeping beams of light what you hear is a mélange of searing synth lines, fuzzed out drop-tuned baritone guitars and dual lead vocals. And their album The End of Everything We Are fills that sonic landscape with songs that embrace the apocalyptic, the satirical, and the heartfelt.

Recent Accomplishments:

Tripmeter took first place in Saskatchewans largest Battle of the Bands. Judged by A&R reps from major labels, they won the title even though they played the finals with new band members - the true test of talent.

Tripmeter nominated for Western Canadian Music Award in 2008.

Tripmeter's second disc was recently nominated for a 2009 Western Canadian Music Award.

"Who Rises" (from second album) sat at the top of the IndieCharts for 6 weeks running. In turn, they were features on Mike Cameo's Top 10 Pop (June edition) radio show.

"Twilight Love" selected for the soundtrack of MCM Studios new Indie Feature Film (to be released in the US & Mexico).

Tripmeter lands a 2009 GMA Nomination for "Rock/Alternative Album of the Year".

Lyrics

Drive to the Sun

Written By: Words and Music by Jason Bergeron 2007

I don't know how fast we're going
I don't know how far we've gone
There hasn't been a sign of stopping
And there's no point in slowing down
I've been on this same grey highway
For far too long
Maybe it's the road I've chosen
Maybe it's the load I've chosen

And I wouldn't change a thing
I wouldn't change a thing

I'd drive to the sun
If I could
I would leave it all behind
If I could
If I could – you know I would

I want to go where the moon is rising
Long past these broken waves
Push away the war and violence
See the world down on it's knees
We've been on this same grey highway
For far too long
Maybe it's the road we've taken
Maybe it's the load we've taken

And I wouldn't change a thing
I wouldn't change a thing

I'd drive to the sun
If I could
If I could leave it all behind

If I could I would drive to the sun
If I could I would leave it all behind
If I could
If I could – you know I would
If I could – you know I would

Everytime

Written By: Words and Music by Jason Bergeron 2007

If I knew just where you were
I would be there
If you knew just where I was
You'd be here
The sun goes down on this old town
Another word's lost while another one's found
Will I ever know what to say?
What to say?

I want to show you how
You take my words
And you make them come out right
Everytime
I want to show how
You take my world
And you make it come alive
Everytime
Everytime

If I lost the words to say
You’d find them
If I hid them all away
You’d see them
You were standing where you were
A little afraid and a little unsure
An awkward phrase could come alive
Tonight

I want to show you how
You take my words
And you make them come out right
Everytime
I want to show how
You take my world
And you make it come alive
Everytime
Everytime

This silence is broken
It's coming down

Hold You Back

Written By: Words and Music by Jason Bergeron 2007

Is it what I said when we were arguing
Cause I could take it back and make it good again
Are you not looking for what I am offering
Cause I could give some more until this all blows over

I won't hold you back
I won't stop my heart from breaking
I won't hold you back
I won't stop you from leaving

You've been holding back on to other things
It's the way you act; shows what displeasure brings
You've been looking for another way out
The system works until it all breaks down

I won't hold you back
I won't stop my heart from breaking
I won't hold you back
I won't stop you from leaving

Leaving me and all we had
But I won't hold you back

I won't hold you back
I won't stop my heart from breaking
I won't hold you back
I won't stop you from leaving me

Solo

Written By: Words and Music by Jason Bergeron 2007

I have gone solo
A tribute to myself
It's not about me now
But I'll put it on a shelf
I have a mission of deceiving
No one here is so misleading
You thought you knew
What you looked up to

And you do
And you do
And it's you

We have gone AWOL
Lost meaning to what means
A harder time faking
Stacked up against our queens
But the pawns are not disabled
A peace is what they see
But the knights are so unstable
They're led up to this defeat

And they do
What they do
So they lose

And it's unlike you to get what you deserve
And it's unlike you to get what you deserve

I saw the light on
I saw the IOU
I knew the game we played was through

My Addiction

Written By: Jason Bergeron 2007

I’m dry,
Suffering from a drought that’s been too long
Caught in the wind and fire
That keep my sitting high
I’ll be a fuel to what I know
Left to crash and burn if I don’t move
I try on my own but that’s no hope
To use.

Just to see you
To see once again
To see you
As my addiction

I’m tired,
High up on the rungs I need to climb
Lookin’ for a place to put the wings
I need to fly
I would reach and touch a part of you
But my prescription’s overdue
I’ve relapsed and now I can’t fly straight
To you.

Just to see you
To see once again
To see you
As my addiction

In my head,
I need to have
You’re the drug
I need to have as my . . .

Who Rises

Written By: Tripmeter

Give the proud what they deserve
When they're spilling out their swollen words
That always hurt a little more at every single turn
They think you're blind to what they do
And they do just what they want
Until if makes them numb
Oblivious to the judgement that comes

Justice will return to the righteous

Who rises up for me?
Who stands against my enemies?
The blood of the blameless shed -
Will death still find the wicked?
O God, who rises?

They destroy the things you own;
They're striking down the widowed ones
And killing off the orphaned sons
They're unaware of what you know.
They forgot that you have heard,
They deny that you have seen;
Oblivious to the vengeance that comes.

Justice will return to the righteous

Who rises up for me?
Who stands against my enemies?
The blood of the blameless shed -
Will death still find the wicked?
O God, who rises?

Who rises up for me?
Who stands against my enemies?
The blood of the blameless calls,
As dead and living sound their song:
"O God, how long?"

Discography

Self-produced second album "The End of Everything We Are". Released February 5th 2009.

Self-produced debut album "Wide World Crashing" was nominated for a 2008 Western Canadian Music Award.

Self-produced sophomore album "The End of Everything We Are" was recently nominated for a 2009 Western Canadian Music Award.
Single "My Addiction" released on WCAM 2007 Moose Jaw Sampler.

Full length album debut , "Wide World Crashing" released on September 28, 2007.

Single "My Addiction" released on 2008 Invisible Children Benefit Album.

"Who Rises", "Twilight Love" and "Here" have begun to receive scattered airplay on local, college and online radio in Saskatachewan and British Columbia.

CBC Radio 2 streams both Tripmeter albums on Indie Feature Programming.

The track "Nothing Matters" from the debut album received radio airplay in eastern Canada.

Set List

Tripmeter has played sets ranging from 20 minutes to 90 minutes, and ranging in number from 1 to 3 in a night. A typical set runs for 45 minutes. An example:

Hidden Machine
Who Rises
Black & White
Solo
All That You Get
Control
Twilight Love
Here
Fate
Drive to the Sun
The End of Everything We Are

In the context of longer sets, covers are often added to the mix, including songs by Nine Inch Nails, Foo Fighters, Mute Math, Thrice, Incubus, U2, Brand New, and more.