Up From Under

Up From Under

 Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA
BandRockFolk

To support the genuine songwriting, Up From Under combines melodic guitars and pianos, Wallflower-esque organs, and fresh melodies to create a style that settles somewhere between Wilco and Oasis. The songs capture audiences with stories and lyrics of hope and life.

Biography

When people listen to Up From Under, the first aspect they comment upon is the attention to songwriting. Up From Under's sound and appeal begins with the songs, which stems from the lifelong friendship of co-founders Will Stucky and Luke Rountree, who began writing songs together at the age of 16. The sound is alternative with melodically arranged guitars, wild pianos and organs, and inspired melodies, while displaying a maturity to songwriting. With their first album (critically acclaimed "Love and Do") under their belt, the band has remained focused and determined to continue their march on the music scene. In 2007 Up From Under welcomed the addition of drummer Ryan McGuire, guitarist Jeremy Davidson, and bassist John Freise and entered the studio to record their second album, the EP "Some Miracle." The album was released in 2009. The songs are fresh and original, but still accessible to the radio listener. Up From Under continues to play shows in the Oklahoma region, hitting spots like OKC's Conservatory, The Venue, and UCO's Jazz Lab.
When the guys aren't in the studio, they are performing in Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Tennessee, and Arkansas. The band continues to hit many hotspots in their local area, Oklahoma City (The Conservatory, Convergence, Bricktown Ballroom, the OKC Arts Festival, and UCO Jazz Lab). They have played for 200+ crowds as well as opening and playing with popular artists such as Sherree Chamberlain, Ali Harter, and Matt Stansberry. These latest shows are displaying the band's ability to re-create older songs from "Love and Do," while the new material continues to draw new fans.

Lyrics

For You

Written By: Rountree/Stucky

Marten comes home sinking down,
Is the moon in the window over this town
His eyes stare off they’ve lost their shine
And the pale light is streaming through the blind

His heart is dry again but he don’t mind it’s the same reason
Riding the beams, a love that’s never been unsaid

For you

Rosemary is turning into money
Using words so thin like a muzzle
she knows all four kinds of love
It’s all she needs and it’s all she was

And on this night she’s made her sale
The moon shines in through the glass motel
On a life that has never felt a warm day, a new day

For you

I caught myself thinking of you again
And how you just wait for the world to end
But don’t you worry, don’t try to pretend
Just open your eyes nothing’s better than what you’ve been

Can't you see what's been done?
There's some miracle dying in everyone
And I'll take in this sterile time
Any light that's willing to die

For you

Hero in line

Written By: Rountree/Stucky

is there a hero in line?
to cast our fears aside
is there a light coming tonight?

is there a weight on the end?
of this thread we’re holding
how far is the climb?
Is it hapless in flight?

well don’t panic
cause death is certain

impostors drool at doorsteps
preachers preach; boneless relics
on this mount; sermon sent out
clichéd law; brother i will take any love at all

well don’t panic
cause death is certain

precise pockets of measured time
relay circles of dying lives
where war is calm
and peace drops through a bomb
wrapped inside thought
where souls are fought
and we're not
what we thought after all

weeded chauffeurs take their cue
holy brochures fits their muse
how far is the dive?
how higher the rise
from this night before the sunrise

well don’t panic
cause death is certain

Discography

LP: Love and Do (2004)
EP: Some Miracle (2009)

Set List

Mr. Collins
For You
Better Day
Winter Waning On
Hero in line
Just like a woman (cover)
When there's love
Push Me Over
Right or Wrong
Country Radio
Kamera Eyes
Blue Eyes
Love is all that's left

Our typical set is right at an hour, but can easily be stripped to half an hour for opening and smaller gigs. Most often we cover songs by our influences. We have covered Beatles songs like "Two of us" to the Wallflowers "6th avenue heartache," and Bob Dylan's "Just like a woman."