Unfinished Thought

Unfinished Thought

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Think Evanescence, Garbage, Kidneythieves, Lacuna Coil, Switchblade Symphony and Depeche Mode. Unfinished Thought bring you beautiful female vocals with elements of dark wave, industrial, electronica, metal, goth, etherealism, ambient, dark rock, and even pop music.

Biography

Latest Unfinished Thought News:

"Illuminata" video available now!

Exits [EP] - The NEW digital album from Unfinished Thought is available for download at the UT Store for only $5.00!

Visit: http://www.unfinishedthought.com/store

UT Quick Bio:

-Q: "What do you sound like?" A: Think Evanescence, Garbage, Kidneythieves, Lacuna Coil and Depeche Mode.

-Unfinished Thought began as a duo in 2001 in Kalamazoo, MI [yes there really is a Kalamazoo].

-Stacey Nelson [now Stacey Kiser] provides beautiful female vocals [often times with 3 or even 4 part harmonies] which combine with Joe Kiser's unique studio sound of crashing industrial guitars and driving, mechanical rhythms to produce a sound that is truly unique.

-UT's first studio album, "Becoming Aware", was released in December 2002 on Shiverstar Records, UT's own Midwest label.

-The album sold slowly via the UT website until Evanescence [yes THAT Evanescence!] got a hold of the disc and began playing it in between sets on their world tour with Cold. Album sales SKY ROCKETED and put Unfinished Thought on the musical map. Thank you Evanescence!

-UT's second studio album, "Based On Actual Events" was released in April, 2004. Album sales have been very strong with both UT CDs requiring frequent restocks at Amazon.com, CDBaby.com and the Official UT Website - www.unfinishedthought.com. Fans can also buy stickers, DVDs and shirts from the band's official site.

-UT's first music video, "Umbrella", was released on DVD in 2004. [2nd video currently in production].

-Fan base has swelled dramatically over the past two years to include fans from all 50 states and over 14 different countries [based on CD sales and merchandise shipments].

-Internet promotion is an Unfinished Thought specialty. Most of UT's success has come from unique online promotional strategies including eBay advertising, massive message board advertising campaigns, frequent email list updates, creative banner placement, and the establishment in 2003 of the Unfinished Thought Street Team.

-Realizing that UT had the potential to become much more than a Midwestern phenomenon, Joe and Stacey hired 3 other musicians to take the UT studio sound to the live stage in 2004.

-Rehearsals with the live band began in March 2004.

-First UT live show in November 2004 in Kalamazoo, MI was preceded by unprecedented local press coverage and fan anticipation.

-Unfinished Thought currently play out frequently in the Midwest including regular stops in Detroit, Chicago, Milwaukee, Indianapolis, Cincinnati, Detroit and more...

-"Exits [EP]" released in November 2005 - this album saw UT pioneer independent digital distribution by releasing 100% digital content sold DIRECTLY from the UT Store!

-"Illuminata" - UT's 2nd music video was also released as a companion piece to the Exits [EP] and is available for download on the UT website.

-Selected to showcase at the Motor City Music Conference in Detroit, MI. April 2005.

-Selected to showcase at the Midpoint Music Festival in Cincinnati, OH. September 2005.

DETAILED Unfinished Thought Biography:

Following up on the unexpected independent success of their 2002 debut album, Becoming Aware, dark rock innovators Unfinished Thought have returned with an album that solidifies the duo's status as one of independent music's most original and creative forces. Their brand new release, Based On Actual Events, is a genre defying collection of songs that spotlights the unparalleled precision and forceful elegance that defines Unfinished Thought's decidedly unique sound. "Uniqueness has been a blessing and a curse for us" explains producer/multi-instrumentalist Joe Kiser. "Every band wants to say that they sound like nothing you've ever heard before. Obviously comparisons can be drawn between any two given sounds, but our music tends to drift freely between multiple genres. I think we have more of the 'nothing you've ever heard before' element than most bands that have surfaced in the past several years."

Combining the more abrasive elements of dark wave, industrial, electronica, metal and goth with the more melodic components of etherealism, ambient, dark rock, and even pop music, Unfinished Thought have crafted a sound all their own. "Our audience tends to find their way to us through the darker channels like goth and industrial, but quickly realize that we have a lot more going on than most bands in those genres" continues Kiser.

The duo that would eventually become Unfinished Thought began their creative partnership in 2001 when Joe Kiser, a Midwestern college student studying music production met Stacey Nelson, a young singer/songwriter with an extensive choir background. Joe had been producing instrumental tracks while auditioning female vocalists for several months prior to meeting Stacey. He explains, "I had a vision of what I wanted Unfinished Thought to sound like. I wanted to find a girl that c

Lyrics

Through Crowded Rooms

Written By: Unfinished Thought

Words by Joe Kiser
From The Album "Based On Actual Events"
Copyright © 2004 Shiverstar Records
Published by Shiverstar Music Publishing (ASCAP)

I Feel Good From Certain Angles
I Cast Light In Certain Circles
And When I Feel My Crazy Drifting
I Grab On To Sharper Handles

I Feel Loved But I Am Empty
I Walk Straight With Fear And Envy
And When I Feel The Stares I'm Dizzy
Standing Yes But Less Convincing

My Body Moves
Through Crowded Rooms
While People Prove To Me
There Is No Hope My Fears Will Change

I Set Fires With My Side View
You Can Follow If You Have To
And When I Feel Like Making Endings
You Will Feel My Signal Take You

I Stop Clocks With Blind Precision
No One Knows My Traffic Vision
And When I Feel The Surface Give In
Time Has Stopped I've Failed My Mission

My Body Moves
Through Crowded Rooms
While People Prove To Me
There Is No Hope My Fears Will Change

By The Time You Read This

Written By: Unfinished Thought



Words by Joe Kiser
From The Album "Based On Actual Events"
Copyright © 2004 Shiverstar Records
Published by Shiverstar Music Publishing (ASCAP)

By The Time You Read This
I Will Be Light Years Away
High Pressure Is Building
Compressing Calm I Leave Today

To Live The Rest Of My Days
In A Chemical Haze
Where The Only Problems I Face
Are Those That Give Chase

Site Seeing Parallels
I Was Always Meaning To Erase

It's An Ending I Want
I Don't Care If It's Happy
I'm Just Happy It Is There

Wishing I Had Sometimes
Been More In The Way
Of Myself Being Paralyzed
From The Look On Your Face

It's An Ending I Want
I Don't Care If It's Happy
I'm Just Happy It Is There

Sidewalks

Written By: Unfinished Thought

Words by Joe Kiser
From The Album "Based On Actual Events"
Copyright © 2004 Shiverstar Records
Published by Shiverstar Music Publishing (ASCAP)

We Saw Another Sun In The Sky Take Flight
And When The Things We Had Done Were Realized
It Was The Weight Of It All That Burned My Mind
And Amplified My Own Decline

Follow The Chains Of Command That Detonate
To The Shadows On Sidewalks That Resonate
It Was A Moment In Time A Flaw In Space
A Thousand Goodbyes Waving On The Inside

That Must Be It But It Didn't Fit
The Time I'm Spending Is Counterfeit

I'm Dialed In
To Where I've Been
But I Won't Admit
I'm Lost Again

The Flash Of Light
That Held You Tight
Fell Down The Sky
And Shook Nearby

I Guess I Never Thought That It Was Strange
An Outline Of A Lifetime That Can't Be Traced
It Was A Moment Your Mind Will Always Chase
A Thousand Goodbyes Waving On The Inside

As The Killer Wave
Went On Parade
I Tried To Imagine
The Lives I'd Saved

That Must Be It
But It Didn't Fit
The Time I'm Spending
Is Counterfeit

Perfectly Still

Written By: Unfinished Thought

Words by Joe Kiser
From The Album "Based On Actual Events"
Copyright © 2004 Shiverstar Records
Published by Shiverstar Music Publishing (ASCAP)

I Might Decide
That The Passing Of Time
Marked By One Second Lines
Is All That Stands In The Way
Of A Lifetime Spent Catching Up
And An Endless Perfect Day

I Might Decide
To Show You The Signs
They Have Been Finding Their Own Way
Turning From Nothing Serious
Into The Things I Might Say

Blank Is The Stare
Blank Is The Stare
I Have Perfected For You

Perfectly Still
Perfectly Still
I'll Do The Thinking For You

Blank Is The Stare
I'm Barely There
I Have Become This For You

Perfectly Still
Chasing Down Pills
I Will Be Happy For You

Blank Is The Stare
Beginning To Tear
My Focus Is Falling Through You

Perfectly Still
You Know I Will
The Time And The Place Will Find You

Blank Is The Stare
Blank Is The Stare
I Have Perfected For You

The Drone Of The Day
Keeps Me Awake
And I Can't Seem To Shake
The Sinking Feeling
Of Being Replaced

It Ricochets
Through My Brain
As It Breaks My Stride
And Sets My Pace
Blank Is The Stare
Blank Is The Stare
I Have Perfected For You

Perfectly Still
Perfectly Still
I'll Do The Thinking For You

Blank Is The Stare
I'm Barely There
I Have Become This For You

Perfectly Still
You Know I Will
The Time And The Place Will Find You

Blank Is The Stare
I Have Perfected For You

Evening

Written By: Unfinished Thought

Words by Joe Kiser
From The Album "Based On Actual Events"
Copyright © 2004 Shiverstar Records
Published by Shiverstar Music Publishing (ASCAP)

I've Got A Crystal Clear Conscience And An Alibi
An Accidental Overdose That Flew Too High
If It Weren't For This Ambivalence I'd Feel Alive

If You're Looking For Advice
On Broken Hearts And Tragedies
I've Found The Perfect Truth
Believe The Ones Who Love You Really Do

I Have A Method To My Sadness It Gets Me By
Something Missing Yet To Be Identified
You'll Need More Than Just Coincidence To Prove I Lied

If By Chance You Get This Message
Vapor Air Will Take You There
I've Been Hiding Imperfections
Bring Them With You Make Connections

For The Last Time
I'm Evening The Odds Of Repeat
Underestimated
Be Polite So Nobody Leaves

I Have Been Doing Some Very Bad Things
Greater Complications Are Now Evening Against Me

Given Time All Will Fade
Just As Though It Never Happened

I've Got A Bitter Disposition And A Guarantee
If You Advance Without Permission There'll Be Casualties
And If I Don't Complete My Vision You Will Not Miss Me

If You're Looking For Advice
On Broken Hearts And Tragedies
I've Found The Perfect Truth
Believe The Ones Who Love You Really Do

I Have Experimental Cold Emotion Energy
Here's My Confession And A Motive For Your Mystery
You Think You Have Found A Clue But It's A Trilogy

If By Chance You Get This Message
Vapor Air Will Take You There
I've Been Hiding Imperfections
Bring Them With You Make Connections

For The Last Time
I'm Evening The Odds Of Repeat
Underestimated
Be Polite So Nobody Leaves

I Have Been Doing Some Very Bad Things
Greater Complications Are Now Evening Against Me

Given Time All Will Fade
Just As Though It Never Happened

Xoe

Written By: Unfinished Thought

Words by Joe Kiser
From The Album "Becoming Aware"
Copyright © 2002 Shiverstar Records
Published by Shiverstar Music Publishing (ASCAP)

They Came From Her Fragile Side
With Imaginary Knives
And A Missing Moment Waiting
For The Next Completed Line

She Died From Lack Of Sleep
And A Case Of Missing Dreams
From A Picture Perfect Wedding
With A Few Deleted Scenes

It's Hard To Watch You Make Believe
That Normal Is Happy
And Everything Else
Should Never Be Seen
Memories That Live Won't Leave

She Thought Of A Thousand Times
When She Could Have Said Goodbye
But The Leaves Were Always Changing
And Her Fall Was Braced Inside

In Her Place There's A Note That Reads
Not The Girl That You Thought I'd Be
And I'm Sorry To Leave Things Hanging
But Your Love Was Killing Me

It's Hard To Watch You Make Believe
That Normal Is Happy
And Everything Else
Should Never Be Seen
Memories That Live Won't Leave

Discography

[2005] Exits (EP)
[2004] Based On Actual Events (Full Length CD)
[2004] Umbrella (DVD Single)
[2002] Becoming Aware (Full Length CD)
[2001] My Valentine's Last Breath (EP)

Set List

A Recent Unfinished Thought Live Set List:

1. Voices (BA)
2. Through Crowded Rooms (BOAE)
3. Xoe (BA)
4. The Order Of Detail (BOAE)
5. Perfectly Still (BOAE)
6. Sidewalks (BOAE)
7. Quiet (BA)
8. Not An Addict [K's Choice Cover]
9. Evening (BOAE)
10. Umbrella (BOAE) [Stacey Piano Solo]
11. Probabilities (BOAE)
12. One More Forever (BA)

Total running time: 59 minutes

Show lengths can range from 25-65 minutes depending on venue or event promoter needs.

UT covers include songs by Depeche Mode, VAST, Tears For Fears, 'Til Tuesday, Tori Amos and more...

One cover per set maximum.