(U)

(U)

 Bolton, Ontario, CAN
BandRockPunk

"An eclectic masterpeice no one should be without" -Gaspec "A swirling vortex of riffs and power in line with NoMeansNo's most impressive work" - Exclaim! "The best vocal work out of Ontario in a long time, very epic, with constant shifts in style." - WGTS "Keep your eyes on these guys" - CBC -

Biography

BIO: (top 25 influential bands we opened for in farious shows and festivals over the years include: Black Sabboth (Heaven And Hell), Alice Cooper, Rage Against The Machine, Smashing Pumpkins, Propagandhi, Hank Williams the third, Finger 11, Sum 41, Tub Ring, Billy Talent(Pezz), Misfits, Raised Fist, D.O.A, Satanic Surfers, Strung Out, Fallout Boy, The Reason, Sub Humans, 59 times the pain, Pavers, Belvedere, Reset(Simple plan), Ripcordz..
(U) is a band from Guelph Ontario that consists of three brothers, Jeremy, Toby, and Rufus Cavan and 1 friend, Tavis Baird.They have been playing together now for over fifteen years and about 1000 shows across Canada, The States and Europe. After highschool they bought a van for $1000, threw a P.A. and the gear in it a started touring for the first band Jerrycan. Jerrycan released five studio albums and a variety of compilations threw their own indie label SOL Politics records. Three thousand copies of each album were sold at various shows and small indie distribution deals. They sold each album to pay for the next until internet downloading took over.Jerrycan is still a popular download even today. After ten years of punk rock they decided to do a side project named Sinister Trailer Park Magic and signed on with a label that took two years to release the record and then went out of buissness due to dropping record sales around the world. (go figure) Even though they were tired and frustrated at the industry the bands love for the music keeps them rocking shows to this day. The band changed the name to (U) and has been in the studio for three years refining over seventy five new songs, twelve of which have been recorded three seperate times to insure they are original and diverse. The new album will be out spring of 2014 and the band is ready to go. Top 5 bands (U) listens to and always wanted to play with that are still rocking) include: Foo Fighters, No Means No, Bad Religion, The Melvins, Lagwagon, .

Lyrics

Our Childs Eyes

Written By: Jeremy Cavan/Tobias Cavan

Underneath the passing geese
In the grass by the lakeside
Falling sun through the shadows on the trees
You sat wide eyed
First child on the way, and there's no support
Young girl can't be a mother yet, and I don't believe in the Lord

No ring to justify, no proof to get us by
Feeling the strain of the poverty line
And my minimum wage life.
Feed me life on a plastic plate,
And I will swallow whole,
My skin was paled that day
But aching backs make the futures best laid plans

Our child's eyes will see much softer light
Clouds go by, usher in the night

Whatever happens from this day on, we are forever tied
Some would proclaim that a scary thought, to say different would be a lie
Wondering what's on its way,
All these things we can't afford
Leave it up to another day,
Your suspicion's no concern

I'll hold your hand in mine with every passing day
My skin was paled that day
But aching backs make the futures best laid plans

Our child's eyes will see much softer light
Clouds go by, usher in the night

We'll fight human disease, it festors on the trees
I'll beat it out of me ...Ah-ah
The modern will to waste
We'll teach a different pace
Not passively stand by ...ah ah
We'll amplify our words, and hope that they're all heard
Not just a face amongst the herd.

Mother Nature is but a Ghost

Written By: Jeremy and Tobias Cavan

In desparate times what do I see?
Is it power from above or was it thrown at me?
With dripping mind may I strike a key?
Cower from the wolves and count their teeth.

From hope we breed devotion

I do contrive from my luxury
The pieces of the pie are more than they seem.
But dear friends I've lied I blame the vanity,
I've copped little feel of your tragic mockery!

From hope springs a notion,
but time fails (inevitably) its host.
...for weather is ever the post man,
mother nature is but a ghost
mother nature is but a ghost
but a ghost
repeat

Cold Iron gates

Written By: Tobias Cavan/ Jeremy Cavan/ Rufus Cavan

Run my fingers down,
cold iron gates of the graveyard,
I watched them put you down in the cold, cold, grave.
Hoping for your whisper sweet:
"I'm alive, I'm alive!"
But all I hear in my head is:

Why do I bother?
Why do I bear the load?
It's for the ones I love on down the road.

Cold grey river goes a flowin'
Down through routes to you unknowing,
I know, I know, what you say it isn't so,
Still on into madness you go.
All alone.

The night crawls in and out there's no escape here,
No escape here.
She's coming to my house,
Come to speak my sad refrain
Maybe I'm wrong
Maybe it`s safe
Maybe she`ll turn around
Maybe i`m foolin` myself
Maybe it`s over.

Why do I bother?
Why do I bear the load?
It's for the ones I love on down the road.

My pain it lies in this refrain:
This is all.

Run my fingers down,
cold iron gates of the graveyard.
I watched them put you down in the cold, cold, grave,
Hoping for your whisper sweet:
"I'm alive, I'm alive!"

Discography

1996 Jerrycan (self titled tape cassette)
1998 Yo Angela
2000 Crutches You Lean On
2001 Hate Everything Its Easier (SOL compilation)
2002 Progess
2002 Jerrycan Live
2004 Jerrycan Rewire ( A collection of remixed songs)
2005 Day The World Died (Jerrycan)
2006 Uh Is Not An Answer Music Video Release
2007 Sinister Trailerpark Magic (Self Titled)
2008 "Very Ape" mastered by George Graves(U2,Rush) for "Heart Shaped Box" , a Nivana tribute compilation put out by Reality Entertainment,
2009 Were Goin Alone Now (three song (U) demo)
2013 We Are (U)

Set List

Cover To Cover, The Album with improvised jams throughout. Average set 30 to 40 minutes, depending on how we feel.