Sudden Anthem

Sudden Anthem

BandRockSoul

Raw and real rock and roll. Emotion and energy reign supreme as each song becomes its own landscape. Powerful songs and songwriting from topnotch musicians.

Biography

Weathermaker seeks out a thick sound laced with soulfulness and raw with thunderous searching. The band has only been together since the beginning of 2005 and but has already been picking up and shooting out feelers across the Oregon trail. The band is currently a power-trio, although they have been incorporating the colors of some different keyboardists as of late.
The band is composed of -Josh Rivera- a NJ native who had been playing acoustic music for the last couple of years in Portland before bringing his material to Weathermaker. Rivera is a stylized and eloquent songwriter. He both sings and plays lead guitar with a passionate distinct voice. Scott Dewitt- a Michigan native whose been playing syrupy, ethereal bass in bands for years, including the indie-dance band Nimbus where he first played alongside Weathermaker's drummer- Dan Canty- a powerful and graceful drummer from NY with a solid sense of rhythm. Together they form an innovative sound that is destined to shake something in you.
The band has just completed their first cd- a beautiful piece of information- A homemade but dedicated venture designed to get their music out early without compromising its quality.

Lyrics

P-Town Sound

Written By: Joshua Rivera

you don't have to do it to be it or be it to do it
you knew it would always be this way

you don't have to feel good to be sound
or be sound to do good
you knew you could always do more

you don't have to try hard to please me
you need me like puddles
the others won't chew on our hay

- it's just a P-town sound from an old school band
- it's just a P-town sound from an old beat up amp

I'm about to throw down my heart here
but my mind's fog is close clear the way for love

you don't have to spell out your dream's here
they burn me like god steers the sun to rise again

you're the one i need for this moment
an omen is what led me here with only a song
- chorus

Save Creation

Written By: Joshua Rivera

Same song different tune
you're either feeling sun or moon
you're either waitin or kickin up the dirt
you're either better or slightly burnt
saddled up cause that's what we do
that's what we do -that's how we do it

same beat different street
the only change is what- is what you bring
what you do just speaks your name
so think before I gotta here it again
all alone but i feel you still
you gave me room when i thought i had my fill
I'll take a holiday just to keep you in mind
save creation for a lonely night

it's allright -it's allright
save creation for a lonely night

CONFUSED SERENE

Written By: Josh Rivera


CONFUSED SERENE AND IN BETWEEN A MOMENT MORE THAN LIFE
CALL ME UP WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST, YOU JUST MIGHT SAVE A LIFE
FIND THE WORDS INSIDE A FLASH, IT DIDN'T MEAN A THING
CALL ME OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE NIGHT
WHEN THE DARKNESS STARTS TO SING MY SONG
HERE THE BUZZ OF A BILLION CARS THIS CAN'T BE ON MY SIDE
WHEN EVERYTHING THROUGH EVERY PORE IS WHERE FROM I'M DERIVED
ITS A ZOOM ITS A RACE TO WIN HAVE YOU REACHED YOUR SUCCESS
SLOW ME DOWN JUST A MINUTE NOW FOR A SHORT TRIP TO THE NEXT WORLD
ALL THE SONGS ABOUT FEELINGS BUT NOTHIN SEEMS SO REAL
WHEN I TRY TO TELL A STORY THE HARDER FOR TO FEEL
LOOK ME UPSIDE DOWN ONCE THAN LEAVE ME AS I AM
SHOW ME AS YOU ARE NOW, I'LL GIVE YOU NO PRETEND
CONFUSED SERENE AND IN BETWEEN A MOMENT MORE THAN LIFE
CALL ME UP WHEN YOU NEED IT MOST, YOU JUST MIGHT SAVE A LIFE

Discography

LP- A Beautiful Piece of Information
songs available on website

Set List

Feed-4 mins(Rock and Roll), Confused Serene-4 mins.(progpop rocky), Access Positive-6 mins(jazzfusiony-rock), P-Town Sound-5mins(dynamic indieish rock),$4000 song-6mins (psych-rock), Hey Sister-6 mins(funky-psych), Smile at Me-3 mins(alt-countryish rock), Two Times-6 mins(soulful r+r), Raj's Lament- 7mins(psych-rock), Roadbeat-6mins(rock w/ chaos jam), Thru to You-7 mins (sonic rock)
our set times vary but we are most comfortable playing 2 80 min sets. We have no typical set list. We never play the same group of songs at each show. We have over 40 original songs and a couple of covers we occasionally throw in.