Undersea Explosion

Undersea Explosion

 New York City, New York, USA
BandRockGothic

Cinematic Garage Noir: dirty, nihilistic New York rock'n roll, with a post-punk, rockabilly undertow

Biography

Having sharpened their teeth in NYC's best venues, including the Knitting Factory's Main Staqe, CBGBs, Piano's, Trash, Crash Mansion, & Southpaw (w/ Easy Action), they made their international debut at Toronto's NXNE Festival in June of 2006 ("explode without warning...as rock'n'roll as it comes"-Chart), rocked Harrisburg PA in Feb. @ MMC11 & 6th Street in Austin during SXSW 2007, completed a successful 10-date midwest tour in May/June, followed by the release of their first LP 'This is Undersea Explosion!!!' in July of '07 (recorded & mixed in the same studio as The New Pornographers' latest).

USX is a rock and roll experiment which originated in Brooklyn, NY in the year 2003. At its core are drummer, Myq Gaffey (aka: Any Kid USA), bass player, Jerold H. Lovecraft and guitarist/singer, Jim Paul. The songs are based on imagery and transcendence. The music is visual. The show is a journey. Combustion stretched over the better part of an hour.

History: Originally from Detroit, Jim joined friends and indie-pop sensations The Christines, who had recently played with Oasis on their first US tour, as they were moving to San Francisco in ’97. The Christines jumped into the scene with Subarachnoid Space and Black Rebel Motorcycle Club. Jim continued to play with the Christines but also established FunHouse: A Stooges Revue featuring New Bomb Turks drummer Bill Randt, before coming to New York in ‘02. Jerold had been the guitarist for Abstract Fresco as well as a DJ in Indiana before moving to NYC three weeks after 9/11. The two collaborated & played a few cabaret shows before recruiting Boston transplant Myq Gaffey on drums to stoke the nuclear furnace that would become USX. David Mendez, formerly of ’69 Nova & a Spanish Harlem native, replaced Any Kid from Sept. ’04-Dec. ’06.

Breathe Deep, Dive In, and Descend with Us...

Lyrics

One Way Ride

Written By: Music: Undersea Explosion, Lyrics: Jim Paul

Buy a ticket
take a one way ride
take a trip out to the ocean side
I'll take a minute just to rest my bones
I'll take another & I'm goin' home yeah

vaporize a sub-atomic ride
won't you meet me down at seaside
another drop into another mountain
catch me drinkin' from the holy fountain

it's alright tonight
you're mine girl to ride

Buy a ticket
take a one way ride
take a trip down to the ocean side
another down into the deepest ocean
pull me down into your magic potion

it's alright tonight
you're mine girl to ride
you're mine girl to ride
you're mine girl to ride

Bottom of the River

Written By: Jim Paul

Five in the morning
Gonna set sail
Mark my course yeah-
Ride the white whale

Come with me
Down to the River
The ship goes down
Yeah I'm going down with her
The fish don't lie
at the bottom of the river

And I can breathe down
At the bottom of the river

Three boats now
off the southern sisters
Fire my cannon
you know I almost missed her

Come with me
Down to the River
The ship goes down
Yeah I'm going down with her
The dead don't die
At the bottom of the river

And I can breathe down
At the bottom of the river

Midnight swim
gold-crimson horizon
Treasure chest cove yeah
We'll be there by morning

Come with me
Down to the River
The ship goes down
Yeah I'm going down with her
The dead don't die
At the bottom of the river

And I can breathe down
At the bottom of the river

Discography

LP 'This is Undersea Explosion!!!', released July 2007

Self-Titled Debut EP, released November 2004

available at CDBaby, Napster, iTunes, etc
http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/underseaexp

Set List

Piano's CD release show 14 July 2007

Back to the City
Morbid Fascination
One Way Ride
Career Suicide
Those Tunnels
Deadly Friend
Bottom of the River
The Trouble with Ronnie
I met the Devil Down in New Orleans

USX typically plays a 45-minute all-original set, but has periodically incorporated covers from artists as varied as: Iggy & the Stooges, The Cure, PJ Harvey, & Stevie Wonder.