UNDOit

UNDOit

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UNDOit is an original indie band that layers solid melodies over a fusion of alternative punk, powerpop, and metal.

Biography

At its most powerful, music transcends barriers, uniting creature humans who on the surface may seem to have little in common. Such is the case with UNDOit, who brings the raw unifying power of their up-close-and-personal experiences as street musicians to the stage, and plays every show as if it's their last moment on this earth. Their anti establishment indie punk sanity is unflinchingly heartfelt and the passionate sound of reason, of bittersweet idealism and a deep love of humanity, set to lush choruses, vibrant melodies, unexpected sounds, and inventive rhythms.

Frontman G is a former New York City street musician who handles guitar/voice and writes most of the music and lyrics. G loves the in-your-face energy of performing on the streets of New York. “If New Yorkers don’t like what they hear, they’ll literally tell you, loudly and in front of everyone, to go to hell and then grab whatever money they tossed in your case and stomp off,” said G. He added, “Now that’s feedback. I wish I could do that at some of the crappy $75 concerts I’ve been to.”

Buck the drummer and Adam the bass player have been best friends since they were 5 years old. Their years together have seen their share of ups and downs, but always there was their music. It was both their inspiration and their salvation. “Music is life and life is music,” said Buck. “And that pretty much sums up my life to date.” Trying hard not to finish his sentence for him, Adam agrees. “My parents divorced when I was pretty young and music helped me keep it together and stay out of trouble. I don’t know what I would have done without groups like Bad Religion or The Offspring. Those guys got me though so many hard times.”

G continued, “Yeah, all of us have been through some really tough life experiences, and so our music tends to gravitate towards the darker side of emotional living with our thoughts often touching the longing, pain and sadness of life. We also surprised even ourselves with how much inner turmoil there is throughout Whispers & Lies. But we are angry. We’re angry about the destruction of our planet (“Set the World Free”), our economy, our country, the loss of life overseas that seems so misguided, the erosion of our constitution (“All in the Name of Justice), the giant cubicle stress farm that’s become professional life (“The Box Life”)…it’s all so damn frustrating,” said G.

The record is unusual in that it lets the lyrical message of each song guide the song’s musical direction instead of forcing each song to conform to a specific sound. This makes for an eclectic record that springs from diverse influences ranging from Rachmaninoff, Leadbelly, John Coal Train and The Offspring to Dream Theatre and Franz Ferdinand.

UNDOit is finding its audience in the best possible way: creating great music that’s true to itself and letting their music spread on its own merit. They posted their first songs on their MySpace page on 9/10/08 and, as of 11/07/08, their songs have been played over 100,000+ times! And the undeniable raw and riotous truth in their music will continue to bring in more and more fans who want to be enveloped in the explosive purity of the band’s sonic art.

Lyrics

All R Leaders R Vampires

Written By: G. of UNDOit

I see that vacant stare in your eye
And I know you’re not there
Yeah I know you’re not there
I see that vacant stare in your eye
And I know you don’t care
Yeah I know you don’t care

No, You don’t care you don’t care you don’t care you don’t care
No, You don’t care you don’t care you don’t care you don’t care

I know you’re always sneaking around
Trying to fake your crown
Trying to fake your crown
I know you’re always sneaking around
But you just look like a clown
Yeah you just look like a clown

You look like clown
All our leaders are vampires
Don’t care about us
Social zits full of puss

We love to knock you down
Knock you knock you knock you down
Drag you through the mud
Drag your ass through the mud
Then we’re goin to drink
Biting hard to tap the vein
All of your blood
Until you’re dead and gone
We love to knock you down
Knock you knock you knock you down
Laugh at you on the ground
Your life’s a worthless joke
Slap you all around
You don’t make a difference
Laugh at you on the ground
Yeah

I smell you all across our land
I know you don’t understand
Yeah you don’t understand
I smell you all across our land
You’re as solid as sand
As solid as sand

You’re as solid as sand
As solid as sand, as solid as sand
You’re as solid as sand
As solid as sand, as solid as sand

I hear the slippery slick lies you tell
They’re like a cancerous cell
Yeah like a cancerous cell
I hear the slippery slick likes you tell
They ring out like a bell
Like a bell straight from hell

Blood on the mind
All our leaders are vampires
Blood on the mind
Consuming all of mankind
Consuming all of mankind

[yummy noise]

My Lover & My Best Friend

Written By: G. of UNDOit

My life is so dry
Don’t know what to say
Can’t remember anything
Not even yesterday

Sometimes your eyes
Still stare at me
Can’t believe you’re gone
A star reflects on the sea

Empty days roll across my face
Burnt memories what’s left
I want to hold you so much
Your death the cruelest theft

Remembering is all I have
The past the only light
To share your warm breath again
Your face it was so bright

You were my lover and my best friend
And I know we’ll be together in the end [2x]

We still hold hands at night
I need you most without the light
Your soft touch and warmth
Even as memory ignite

You’re walking by me still
Across flowering fields
Love’s laughter beams
Pure hearts without shields

We don’t need anything
Except eternal love
All else is truly false
All else just sort of

You’re still with me always
And always you’ll be
I want you always inside
Always inside of me

You were my lover and my best friend
And I know we’ll be together in the end

You were my lover and my best friend [repeat to fade]

Set the World Free

Written By: G of Undoit

Oh, oh
Oh, oh

Stop the endless suffocation
Slowly dying asphyxiation
Rusted bolts to burnt black days
No chance to fight through the haze

Our shiny jets race round and round
Deadly grey lines tightly bound
It’s all submission to our emission
Products of the human condition

Set the world free, just set it free
Set the world free, just set it free
Just set it free!

Dirty baby diapers for dinner
Die with the most trash you’re the winner
Let’s drown our public parks in oil
Then we can really crank up the broil

Termites in a jar in the sun
Let’s make it hotter just for fun
Summer fashion is the thing
Buy worthless crap and let’s all sing!

Set the world free, just set it free
Set the world free, just set it free
Just set it free!

A cool breeze will be a fantasy
There won’t be water to piss on
Billions will die but you’re so special
Yeah we’re all just so damn special

It's all submission to our emission
Products of the human condition
It's all submission to our emission
Products of the human condition!

Oh, oh
Oh, oh

Set the world free, just set it free
Set the world free, just set it free
Set the world free, just set it free

The Box Life

Written By: G of UNDOit

My life drips into the dawn of night
Dripping, dripping til I’m out of sight
No one cares and no one shares
No one’s aware and no one’s there
My life drips into the dawn of night

I awake in my box
Eat breakfast from a box
Go to work in my box
Make love in a box

I can’t do this and I can’t do that
My whole damn life is a four-edge trap

My life seeps into the ground
Noise, some noise then without a sound
No one sows or wants to show
No one knows or says hello
My life seeps into the ground

I workout in a box
Watch tv from a box
Go to sleep in a box
And I’ll die in a box

Can’t do this, can’t do that
My whole life is a four-edge trap(2x)

My life’s running away from me
I try and try but I just can’t see
No one aches and no one swallows
No one looks and no one fallows
My life’s running away from me

I work all day in a box
I work all day in a box
And I’ll die in a box
And I’ll die in a box

No life between here and there
No life between here and there
No one cares and no one shares
No one’s aware and no one’s there
No life between here and there

Already inside and inside out
Can’t do this and can’t do that
My whole life a 4-edge trap(2x)

I can’t do this, I can’t do that
My whole damn life’s a four-edge trap(3x)

Discography

Whispers & Lies (debut LP) Winter 2008

Set List

Up to 60 minutes all original music.