Day 1

WELCOME to THE VOICE OF TREASON

Rock onward!

GREETINGS! It is OUTSTANDING to have you along on this exclusive journey through our forthcoming album, THE VOICE OF TREASON. (Feel free to take a “woo hoo!” out of petty cash!) 

Over the next several days, we’ll be sneak previewing all ten tracks from what will be our fourth full-length album. You’ll be able to listen to and download all the music (if you’re so inclined) absolutely free!  (Seriously). Plus, you’ll be accessing lots of exclusive content, such as interviews, behind-the-scenes stuff, stories and more! 

We are dying to share this record with you. This will be a ton of fun! Maybe a ton-and-a-half. 

So, listen loud…. and let’s go commit an act of treason together….

THE STARTING GATE – A TIP OF THE HAT

So, before we launch into your VOICE OF TREASON excursion, we thought you’d really dig this. We are regularly asked, “Who were the music makers who made the boys of Elm Treason want to play?” This short little video lays it down. Enjoy!

THE MUSIC (SONG 1) – “GRINS OF NOTHING”

“On and on we play. Here we go again… 

Written by Andrew Roman and Robert Steel

Produced by Elm Treason

Recorded, Mixed and Mastered at Realm Tones Music

The first tune from “THE VOICE OF TREASON” we want to hook you up with is called “GRINS OF NOTHING.” It’s upbeat, rich in guitar (as is our wont), built around a slightly funky groove, has an ear-worm-candy kind of riff ,and comments on the superficiality of relationships that never get beyond the surface noise of life. What’s not to love? Here’s a behind-the-scenes look:

“GRINS OF NOTHING” 

(the official video)

“GRINS OF NOTHING” is one of the songs we decided to turn into a music video. Here, we are paying tribute to a by-gone era – and we are definitely having fun with it. If you familiar (either first hand or through You Tube) with  some 1970s era TV perfromances, bands were often captured playing in front of  (by today’s standards) some pretty archaic backgrounds. And if the backgrounds weren’t themselves “weird looking,” then the “effects” were. Indeed, the technology was very much “of its time.” Still, we just adore some of those vintage performances. In fact, we pay homage to that delicious era with this video.

LYRICS


I never want to knock you down, so on and on we play.  Here we go, again, you know, with lots and lots to say.

To keep the peace alive is worth your storm of empty words. So I nod and smile for a while, as if I’ve really heard.

And then we go on our merry ways. Yes, we go on our merry ways.

We never kid ourselves. We play it very well.

By and by, noble guy, promises like wine.  Lure the empty with your hanging low fruit on the vine.

On the cuff, we eat it up, then pepper him with words. He nods and smiles for a while as if he’s really heard.

And then we go our merry ways. Yes, we go on our merry ways.

Everyone’s aware. We carry everywhere….

…Our grins of nothing. Our grins of nothing. These grins of nothing. We keep them nice and safe here.

Our grins of nothing. Our grins of nothing. These grins of nothing. We keep them nice and safe here.

Perfect place to play all day, busking for a taste. Sounding like a dime-for-twelve, red meat for the brain.

Not a penny droppin’ in, just lots of talking on, so I nod and smile as if I care never lettin’ on.

that I pray they go their merry ways. Yes, please go on your merry way. 

I hate I’m sounding cold, but naked truth be told…

These are grins of nothing. We got grins of nothing. Take our grins of nothing. And keep them nice and safe here.

Our grins of nothing. Our grins of nothing. These grins of nothing. We keep them nice and safe here.

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