Vienna Psychoanalytic Society

Vienna Psychoanalytic Society

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Influences: New Order, Electronic, The Smiths, Depeche Mode, The Dandy Warhols, The Cure, Suede, Pet Shop Boys, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Saint Etienne, Kasabian, Joy Division, Front 242, Cabaret Voltaire, Editors, Interpol, Echo & The Bunnymen, Nine Inch Nails, Ministry,Camouflage, Kraftwerk.

Biography

Jeff Chard played his first club, the legendary Highlands in Cambridge, at 16 years old in late 1988 as part of the band Back to Front. He went on to form the Anti Socials, Funkchannel, The Marlins and id v.s. superego over the next twenty years. With each band came a cassette or CD release of original music, as well as lots of gigs in the Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener-Waterloo and Toronto areas.

Chad Kreutzweiser first made his presence in the late 80Õs as DJ Rhythmic Action but quickly changed gears to keyboards and synthesizers. Influenced by bands such as New Order and Depeche Mode, Kreutzweiser went on to form alternative electronic bands Sector Seven, Master Unit and CRE8OR until 1995 when he took a long hiatus. In 2007 he re-surfaced as Solosonic.

Chard and Kreutzweiser had been looking for a way to merge guitar-based and electronic music independently for several years when they were introduced by KreutzweiserÕs cousin and formed Vienna Psychoanalytic Society in 2008. With young families, professional careers and a love for old-school new wave and modern Britpop in common, V.P.S. exists to create a music of common influences. ÒState of Mind,Ó their first release, serves as an amalgamation of this art.

Lyrics

S.A.D. (Seasonal Affective Disorder)

Written By: VPS

Seasonal Affective Disorder (S.A.D.)

Asked for money on the street by a guy
I used to work out with at the Y
People breaking up online these days
Daily status updates show us all the ways

When did this happen ? When did this change ?
Maybe IÕm the one whoÕs been rearranged
When did this happen ? When did you see ?
Maybe IÕm the one who hates society

Taking two steps back from people who are different than you and me
You donÕt realize what youÕre doing, itÕs all unconsciously

Usually IÕm really glad
But sometimes I see things that make me feel so bad
So many great things to be had
But thereÕs so much in this world that makes me feel so sad

Cruelty, all cruelty
Cruelty, all cruelty

When did this happen ? When did this change ?
Maybe IÕm the one whoÕs been rearranged
When did this happen ? When did it start ?
What led us all to kill the heart ?

LTO takes her parents to her class
SheÕll never get hired because sheÕs been an ass
Guy I work with drinks all day
DoesnÕt recognize me, got nothing to say

Usually IÕm really glad
But sometimes I see things that make me feel so bad
So many great things to be had
But thereÕs so much in this world that makes me feel so sad

Life in the Key of E

Written By: VPS

Life in the Key of E

Most of the family lets me down
DonÕt see a lot of them coming round
Old friends kind of bow in and out
Now I know thatÕs not what itÕs about

ItÕs so easy for me
To live life in the key of E

Sometimes my body lets me down
Finances donÕt always come around
Work can make it feel like you drown
Problems gonna run you out of town

ThatÕs when youÕve gotta stop and think
Figure it out and look for a link
Smell the flowers and stop for a drink
Pull your hand out, straighten the kink

And you look like me, you look like me
And you look like me, you even look like me

It must be meant to be
To live life in the key of E

Often my brain lets me down
Bad thoughts slip in and stress me out
Need something to distract me away
Need something to get up for every day

ThatÕs when youÕve gotta take a lesson
Check your ego and start confessing
WhatÕs it about, why are you here ?
YouÕre outta control, whoÕs gonna steer ?

And you look like me, you look like me
Yeah you look like me, you even look like me

It would be too easy
To live life in the key of C
ItÕs so right for me
To live life in the key of E

There is No Normal

Written By: VPS

There Is No Normal

Conform

CÕmon people, canÕt you see ?
ThereÕs no one way to be
There is no normal
WeÕve all got them, yes indeed
Idiosyncrasies
There is no normal

She feels dumb, he sucks his thumb
Her last boyfriend married her mom
He cries, she lies, heÕs fake, sheÕs gay
His dad wears ladiesÕ clothes by day
She likes it rough, he isnÕt tough
SheÕs stressed, depressed, represses stuff
He plays with dolls, she hates the walls
He goes in buckets over falls

CÕmon people, canÕt you see ?
ThereÕs no one way to be
There is no normal
WeÕve all got them, yes indeed
Idiosyncrasies
There is no normal

He was abused, sheÕs never refused
A drug or smoke or sex or booze
He fights, she writes, heÕs disabled
Her aunt gives everything a label

CÕmon people, canÕt you see ?
ThereÕs no one way to be
There is no normal
WeÕve all got them, yes indeed
Idiosyncrasies
There is no normal

He hates his dad, she likes no one
He never lets himself have fun
She works all night, he sleeps all day
And she obsesses over fate

And then thereÕs meÉ

Going Home

Written By: VPS

Going Home

IÕm going home
IÕm going home
IÕm going home
IÕm happy to be there, even happier to leave there

I love my family, love my friends, love my old house til the end
Love the places where I worked, my old girlfriends and the jerks
Love my schools, my playgrounds, Cambridge sights and Hespeler sounds
Also driving me insane , I gotta get out while I can

IÕm going home
IÕm going home
IÕm going home
So happy to be there, even happier to leave there

I love the neighbours, love the streets, love the people, love the beats
Love the places I shot hoops, road hockey, factory roofs
The countryside, my old haunts, places I went to with Scott
Bars I drank in underage, it also makes me insane

Whatever happened in my life ?
I moved away, I found a wife
I love my hometown, yes I do
But I outgrew it just like you

IÕm leaving home
IÕm leaving home
IÕm leaving home
Great place to visit but not so great to live in

Bay and Bloor 1996

Written By: VPS

Bay and Bloor 1996

The only regrets I have are the risks I didnÕt take
I put it down to being young and not knowing what was at stake
IÕve got a 3 a.m. anxiety thing thatÕs been going on
Things pop into my head, itÕs stuff that I thought was long gone

IÕve committed my share of sins but
IÕm the happiest IÕve ever been
ThereÕs some people that IÕve left behind
since standing there in 1995
The key is your state of mind Ð I found mine
at the intersection of my life
The intersection of my life
The intersection of my life

First at VinnieÕs then at WhiskeyÕs I met the love of my night
As time passed I realized that I met the love of my life
I havenÕt lived it for that long but this is what IÕve found
People come and people go but the good ones stay around

IÕve committed my share of sins but
IÕm the happiest IÕve ever been
ThereÕs some people that IÕve left behind
since standing there in 1995
The key is your state of mind Ð I found mine
at the intersection of my life
The intersection of my life
The intersection of my life

The intersection of my life

Discography

State Of Mind (2009)