United By Sound

United By Sound

BandAlternativeR&B

Electro- Surrealist- Crunk (Please visit our website or myspace site, we don't like using sonicbids too much but have to to submit to certain events)

Biography

** Please use our websites to make your decision**
You will find audio samples readily available @ either
http://www.unitedbysound.net or
http://www.myspace.com/unitedbysound
** Thank You **

United By Sound is the music of Jeni Ivey and TMO Their music deconstructs distinctions like live vs. electronic and producer vs. artist, combining elements of electro, dancehall, rock, dub, and pop. Their method is simple; a tireless love for exploring melody, beats, harmony, bass, and sonic texture. As much a production team as a duo of artists and songwriters, United By Sound is able to bring a raw D.I.Y spirit to grade A music production. The result is music that is conceived in a B-Boy -B-Girl ('fuck it, were doing our thing')stance, while transcending into the rich, polytextural, uber-sexy, genre bending sound they call home. UBS cannot however separate their music from their time, as they find themselves living in the middle of a decomposing American dream. "There is so much gluttony in our pop culture that it is impossible to not speak to it, especially when your a product of the industry," Tmo replies when discussing the pop/political irony that lives in their lyrics. "What we don't want is to be preachy about it though. We just want to help expose the natural absurdity and humor of it all. People have to make up their own minds, and we all need to enjoy music, and have a good time without being told what to think whether it's an artist or Clear Channel telling you."

Tmo and Jeni began working together in 2001, with Jeni casually giving Tmo vocal samples for his productions. This quickly evolved into full song remixes, and two years later Tmo independently released the album ‘Shaping’ under the United By Sound moniker. After performing the material live at the CD release concert, they enjoyed it so much that they decided to join forces to explore the possibilities of music that they could create together. UBS continued to hone their sound by performing shows across the west coast and have since set up a studio in San Francisco and spent the last year and half writing and producing new music. “We are very excited and proud of this work, as it has both of our hearts and souls fully invested in it.”
Despite the fact that United By Sound had abandoned the old material so quickly after the release of ‘Shaping’ the album has taken on a life of its own. With zero promotion, ‘Shaping’ has been purchased worldwide in Australia, Japan, Europe, and cities all across the United States, and met with much acclaim. At the young ages of 23 and 21, UBS brings fresh energy to their genre, and promises their fans a long career of evolving music.

© 2006 united by sound

Lyrics

Benjamin

Written By: Ivey/Ceniceros

You hold my heart in your hands and
I feel like I need to get away from your grasp
and then run away, run away,
I wont wont stray
Then I realize your my man and
I can't stand to be without you Benjamin
don't don't hold me back hold me back, I'm not like that

I know all these reasons that you failed me
All my time I spent to get you, spend you, let you get me through all these hard times
As I get more of you I just wanna drop you, fuck you like I've had so much of you so many times, oh no.

I know something is missing
I don't need to read your mind
I'm gonna need all the hustling that I can bringquick deals, then you will be mine, all mine

I automatically rally for me to tactfully forgive you for allowing me
these useless things bling bling on my rings
As I go on it gets to be quicker and easier to receive you I believe your on my mind all the time - cause

You hold my heart in your hands and
I feel like I need to get away from your grasp
and then run away, run away,
I wont wont stray
Then I realize your my man and
I can't stand to be without you Benjamin
don't don't hold me back hold me back I'm not like that

There's so so so many times I kissed those lips that glitz and glamour, flattered and enamored
with all of your sweet and sexy manners

Riding my Lambourginis and my Bentleys
Dropping at Tiffanys's, celebrity parties
Got a million dollar yacht reserved at hot spots
Got some doggy bling bling and my styling teams

Gambling all our dreams on riches and bling
giving all our power to the money machine
I gotta drop, stop, don't top it off
gotta see those needs, what they mean
to low, no where to go
gotta broken heart when will it stop -cause

I know something is missing
I don't need to read your mind
I'm gonna need all the hustling that I can bringquick deals, then you will be mine, all the time

You hold my heart in your hands and
I feel like I need to get away from your grasp
and then run away, run away, I wont wont stray
Then I realize your my man and
I can't stand to be without you Benjamin
don't don't hold me back hold me back I'm not like that
You hold my heart in your hands and
I feel like I need to get away from your grasp
and then run away, run away, I wont wont stray
Then I realize your my man and
I can't stand to be without you Benjamin
don't don't hold me back hold me back
I'm not like that

Feeling Just Fine

Written By: Ivey/Ceniceros

turn up the volume and stay amused it's time for the news
it's our turn now to use and abuse our power and views so
we'll report only what we want you to hear and you'll think it true
ha, so sit tight don't fight cause we use this news to hypnotize you

turn up the volume and start to move
this entertainment was built for you
play back the track one more time
we're moving bodies and feeling just fine

special report top news today some say old men playing a game
domination that is the name played with people now less remain
wait this just in let me revise, shit's happening here right before our eyes
but don't you worry, we'll coat the truth because we use this news to
dominate you

turn up the volume and start to move
this entertainment was built for you
play back the track one more time
we're moving bodies and feeling just fine
turn up the volume and start to move
this entertainment was built for you
play back the track one more time
we're moving bodies and feeling just fine

oh we're feeling just fine
yah we're feeling just fine
cause we're feeling just fine
we're feeling just fine
feeling just fine

turn up the volume and start to move
this entertainment was built for you
play back the track one more time
we're moving bodies and feeling just fine
turn up the volume and start to move
this entertainment was built for you
play back the track one more time
we're moving bodies and feeling just fine

Hollywood

Written By: Ivey

in my fire lies a potion which opens up new beginnings
it breeds anticipation, emotion,
and creation
holding stars to their limits and the damsels in distress
capture my hopes and loves and sad-lessly us consistently holding back

oh the obsession of matter marks my hollywood attitude
it's time to step up to the plate, escape my own solitude
and then go back in to time and hold up destiny
'till it's getting within my reach and then cross over all boundaries
and create a foundation for this dying breed-cause

I am livid reality
it forces me to exist
if I concentrate hard on morality
maybe then my wings will be fixed
oh oh oh

oh, when I'm exceeding my limits and defining my moments
just a happy young woman at heart
I find it easier here no difficulties near can't imagine life without you I need you here
I can put it to justice, the tired, the restless, the unveiling reality that's between us
I can tell you now I will put my heart to it cause no matter what they say
I will push on through it

back in the day I found something interesting and that's
the idea that humans are some sad sad war machine
well I have something quite under similar lines
and that's that flowers will still bloom without us to groom them
along the way

I am livid reality
it forces me to exist
if I concentrate hard on morality
maybe then my wings will be fixed
oh oh oh

Discography

"Shaping" (2003)
"Feeling Just Fine EP"
Currently getting airplay in San Francisco, New York,
Montreal, Los Angeles, Kentucky, and Hawaii + numerous podcasts around the world.

Set List

1. Hollywood
2. Shine
3. Guns
4. When The Rain Comes
5. Benjamin
6. Distracted
7. Aint No Sunshine
8. Feeling Just Fine

Around 45 min