turbine cowboy

turbine cowboy

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we're kind of like, you know, rootsy, melodic, experimental post-slack rock. core. something. what?

Biography

turbine cowboy is like a totally chaotic and interlacing network of barely discernible roads winding around and around in a sort of frenzied confusion that illustrates the severity of simple decisions (north, south? left, right?) and the endlessly intersecting roads of decision-making that our everyday choices take us to.

it may be argued that as a collective, we suffer from a condition called "abulia", a medical term best defined as "an inability to make decisions or act independently" that is typically characteristic of certain neurotic and psychotic conditions. we have attempted to illustrate this idea in the writing of our music by composing songs in various tempos, cadences, and moods. lyrically, it is our intent to express a wide scope of emotional visions, traveling through fear, animosity, and dejected resignation to yearning hopefulness, confidence, and love. a number of our songs utilize the accessibility of catchy pop melodies to express bitterness and abandon in such a manner as to symbolize the confusion with which we treat these disagreeable sentiments in our own lives, while the loosely structured and barely tangible arrangements of other songs are designed to leave listeners feeling as though they've been pulled in different directions by vehement, perfidious waves in the middle of the sea.

for all intents and purposes, we try to the best of our abilities to empathize with modern struggles without seeming omniscient, aloof, or pretentious. ergo, try not to take us too seriously, lest you attribute many of the demented and despondent dispositions cathected in our music to the individual members of our band.

turbine cowboy was formed in summer 2007. press material is not available at this time.

Lyrics

News For You & Your Friends

Written By: Josef Huihui

/// i've got news for you concerning your recent selection of friends / you'll burn yourself alive before you ever see me again / you won't stop grinning / but i've seen you stealing and i know you won't admit to it / you have earned the right to acquire whatever you want / yeah i've got news for you concerning your recent selection of friends / we await disaster while you sit on your soiled hands / you won't stop running / and i know you see it but somehow you don't believe it / we are coming coming coming to relieve you of duty // so save your breath / for someone who will listen / cos nothing you say now will change our decision / we tore up your flag and burned down your kitchen / when we learned that you were switching sides / when weeeeee // run run off run run run away run / tell me more tell me more / please tell me everything that you know / you'll understand what i'm going through / when i disclose what i have done

Every Moment of Rest

Written By: Josef Huihui

/// just like every morning, wake up already tired / stumble silently from bed to bath / stand up, put your hands on the basin / you're fading / you're fading / you're fading away // strip yourself of the hair from yesterday's toil, grease grime & soil / you're fading / you're fading // stomp on the fire / put it out / or it will burn a hole in your hand / tell all your friends that when the end begins you will be here / you will be here in the dark, your blood wearing thin / with the scent of your skin and the drool on your chin you will be here / living in fear / yeah it will burn a hole in your hand / so tell all your friends that when the end begins you will be here / you will be here by yourself – oh I'll be okay / you'll wash away with the rain on my face / and now the coast is clear / everything's clear

When You See Something Going Wrong

Written By: Josef Huihui

/// when you see something that is new pretend it's what you wanted / but when you see something that is good think about me instead / you'll blow it right out of your head // oh all aboard this sinking ship / it's overrun with politicians // and money is tight / money is tight / isn't it just like me to prepare? / puts me in a right fright / kept me up last night / creepin' up behind me to give us a scare / so bon vivant and debonair // oh all aboard this sinking ship / it's overrun with politicians // when you see something going wrong try not to interfere / your eyes are welling up with tears // oh all aboard this sinking ship / it's overrun with politicians // got into a fight / spare me your delight / just gimme back my money and let me go home / puts me in a right fright / the dying of the light / creepin' up behind me to give us a scare / so bon vivant and debonair // oh all aboard this sinking ship / it's overrun with politicians

Woke Up To Smoke & Cinders

Written By: Josef Huihui

/// holler if you think it's gonna help / beat yourself up you might as well face the fact / most of the time i don't give a damn what you think of me / just don't be so mad / we're only dreaming / don't be so sad i'm only leaving for a little while / isn't it funny how we wait?? / cowering in our quiet frenzy / and judge ourselves by the expectations / of everyone we try so hard to impress / but most of the time / i don't give a damn what you think of me / just don't be so mad / we're only dreaming / don't be so sad i'm only leaving for a little while

Big Empty Buildings

Written By: Josef Huihui

/// stop don't say a word / leave it to providence it's the only way we'll get around being responsible for ourselves and this sickened domain / with its abrasions and battle scars / don't wait it isn't hard / i met a man who had seen it all & he said // "nothing i do makes any difference / we'll disappear and then we will forget all of our experiences here / and we'll come to our senses / we'll come to our senses" // he could be right / it isn't his duty to me to prove it / but still, every night i recall the weight of his argument // "nothing i do makes any difference / we'll disappear and then we will forget all of our experiences / and we'll come to our senses / nothing I do makes any difference / we'll disappear and then we will forget all of our experiences here" // but oh no hey now! / look at yourself / pick up your feet & walk like a man over coals / fuck all the heat / just throw in the towel / and when you're done that big amber sun square in your face, taunting you will soon be gone / hey now / we've come so far from where we were so frightened by the mysteries of loving ourselves / but don't worry nobody else matters now, hey now!

Discography

turbine cowboy has yet to release any singles, EPs, or LPs in its current incarnation, although members of the band have participated in many releases by other projects in a wide variety of musical genres, from folk & country to reggae & hip-hop.

Set List

1. false alarm
2. woke up to smoke & cinders
3. white noise
4. aquifers
5. nothing happening
6. jillian jane
7. 1,000,000 dandelions
8. news for you & your friends
9. circles & stars
10. great st. petersburg

given the typical length of our songs, a 10-track setlist tends to run between 45-60 minutes. additional songs are available for encores, whenever necessary.