Slyboots

Slyboots’ music strives to inspire and mesmerize; they want to be that moment of suspension, that “ah-ha” feeling when you get the funny punch line or see art in action, or just that memorable New York City high.

http://slybootsnyc.com/

ABOUT SLYBOOTS
We’re always searching for a new piece of the sonic puzzle that we can bring to life in performance. That’s when we feel the most intensely alive and connected. Music is our obsession.

New York melodic rock band Slyboots formed the way many of the best bands do these days: hard work and a little luck. KG* Noble (guitar/vocals) and Margaret LaBombard (bass) had been playing together in bands for years. When they found themselves in need of a new vocalist they turned to their trusty network of local musicians including the legendary Sal Maida, of Roxy Music and Sparks. As luck would have it, Tiffany Lyons (lead vocals) had just played an Irish Festival in her hometown of Rockaway Beach, NY with Sal on bass. He was so impressed with her singing that he immediately recommended that she get in touch with his friends. The connection was magical. 

Growing up, Tiffany listened to everything from Judy Garland to Nina Simone. But most of all, she’s an ardent admirer of Barbara Streisand’s mythic career in music, film, and stage. She believes that singing is about heartfelt expression and “allowing yourself to be free to be a conduit for emotions everyone feels and experiences.“  As an army brat- her mother is a retired Lt. Colonel – she traveled a lot, learning to adapt and become part of new communities. Over the years she’s become an “international southern New Yorker” with a passion for thrifting, “Wherever I am, if there is a thrift store/vintage store/consignment shop/pawn shop…I have to stop in. Who knows what treasures await those who take the time to seek?”  When she’s not making music Tiffany works for a woman-owned consulting firm that works exclusively with arts and cultural institutions. She is actively engaged in making the arts more accessible to underserved communities.

KG* steers the song-writing ship and the band typically works off her blueprints. Many of the Slyboots tunes got their start from a song-writing boot camp she was part of that required her to churn out a song a week – no excuses.  She first started playing guitar after meeting Aerosmith’s Brad Whitford backstage at Madison Square Garden. Over the course of thirty minutes he encouraged her to follow her dream to get into music, even if she felt it was too late. The following week, she purchased the same sea foam green ESP Stratocaster she saw him play onstage and never looked back.

Margaret hails from foothills of the Adirondack Mountains “where different genres of music were accessible and accepted, and all of these sounds and niches had a space to live together.” Similarly, she has also a created a life where she balances everything: working full-time, playing music, and most importantly – being a mom. She says it’s possible. If you don’t stay out until 2 a.m. Her routine keeps her synchronized, just as her bass anchors Slyboots’ songs, acting as both heartbeat and harmony. 

Rounding out the band are Margaret’s husband Ted Marcus, an Emmy Award-winning audio engineer who played drums on tour with the legendary Meat Puppets, and JayJay Lozano from the Philippines’ teen sensation band the Bloomfields, on keys and vocals. They share the ladies’ philosophy of listening and serving the song first, even if that means playing less.

Although they book it to band practice from three different boroughs, their diverse backgrounds and experiences fortify their musical collaborations as they embody the multifaceted spirit of the city itself, setting aside egos to keep them on course. Because above all else, they agree that they need to enjoy this journey.

Discography

Castles Made of Sand 

https://slybootsnyc.bandcamp.com/

Slyboots has a new song called Castles Made of Sand and it will be released on May 6th.

A little bit about the song:

A simple walk on the beach is full of sensations such as the soft, wet sand between your toes, the gentle lapping of ocean waves over your ankles, the incessant caress of the salty breeze on your skin and the shifting jewel tones of the sky as the sun sets over the glittering water.

Joy lies in these fleeting moments. They’re precious because we know we can’t take them with us. Castles Made of Sand touches on those questions we ask quietly of the stars when we look up at the sky. Wondering…will everything I’ve done, every choice- every road taken-every precious moment…will any of it be enough to remember me?

Beautiful Loser (Waiting for the World to Rescue You)

https://slybootsnyc.bandcamp.com/track/beautiful-loser-waiting-for-the-world-to-rescue-you

If only you’d had a chance
You’d outshine the sun or so you said
Glamour’s in the ruins of a life that never was
Now you’ve sold your soul, no faith, no hope
Sliding down a slippery slope, oh no
Alluring little victim
All tied up with velvet rope

Beautiful loser
Waiting for the world to rescue you
Beautiful loser
It’s better to lose than to face the ugly truth

Perpetual potential is all you ever want to be, oh no
The meaning’s nonessential
What could be is always greater than what is
It’s easier not to try
When you’ve failed yourself then it’s all a lie

Beautiful loser
Waiting for the world to rescue you
Beautiful loser
It’s better to lose than to face the ugly truth

Always asking for my help
But you never take my hand
Why you love that desolation
I can never understand

Beautiful loser
Waiting for the world to rescue you
Beautiful loser
It’s better to lose than to face the ugly truth

Face the ugly
Face the ugly
Face the ugly truth

You’re beautiful
So beautiful
Beautiful loser

credits

released February 18, 2022

World’s Gone Mad

https://slybootsnyc.bandcamp.com/track/worlds-gone-mad

A song about the crazy world we live in

lyrics

WORLD’S GONE MAD

Sometimes it feels like the world’s gone mad
The age of reason was just a fad
A smiling stranger, a helping hand
Now smell of danger and secret plans
You know there’s
No place safe
No place sane

I hear a ticking – it’s in the air
We’re ready to explode
A pull on the trigger
A stain on the road
It happens everywhere
Because there’s
No place safe
No place sane

The world’s gone mad

Kicking the stars away
Varnishing black on the sun
Looking the other way
We turn from right to wrong
Singing along

Sometimes it feels like the world’s gone bad
The rules have all been changed
We listen to fools and compete for fame
We play a risky game
You know there’s
No place safe
No place sane

The world’s gone mad

Kicking the stars away
Varnishing black on the sun
Looking the other way
We turn from right to wrong
Singing along

The world’s gone mad

Kicking the stars away
Varnishing black on the sun
Looking the other way
We turn from right to wrong
Singing along

credits

released December 17, 2021

How Did I Fall

https://slybootsnyc.bandcamp.com/releases

A dark, dreamy track with haunting melodies

lyrics

HOW DID I FALL

Too many thoughts going round inside my head
Things that I’ve done and things that I should have said
Swirling like flakes in a snow globe
It’s all so confused
Visions of paths not taken
And talent unused
Suddenly too many years are behind me
Lost on the way to try to find me

When did I fall asleep
Pray for my soul to keep
When did I fall
How did I fall

Everything gold in my life has been turning to lead
Dragging my feet like a zombie that’s moving but dead
Watching the world on a screen ‘til I fall in a trance
Follow the steps as I join in the sleepwalkers dance
I don’t know when I closed my eyes
Now I find my lids are shut tight

When did I fall asleep
Pray for my soul to keep
When did I fall
How did I fall
When did I fall asleep
Pray for my soul to keep
When did I fall
How did I fall

How did I fall
How did I fall

credits

released November 5, 2021

https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCXijxDatRc17NvWUeKQl5MQ

Magnificent New York band, using textures of experimental, alternative, post punk, dreamy goth, gothy, indie, wrapped in a surprising dreamy sound with a melodious background.

His debut was on November 5th, 2021 with the melody “How Did I Fall”, melodic melody, very well structured, clean, intense, emotional vocals, rich keyboard textures, post-punk bass, melodic guitars and guiding drums.

On December 17th we will have the debut of the melody “World’s Gone Mad” and I had the privilege to appreciate, it starts with a strong beat, noisy and distorted guitars, intense vocals, oscillating and involving, bass protruding, very well structured melody with refined arrangements, promising band, with valued members who should explore improvisation.

A little bit about the song:

Our latest song, “World’s Gone Mad”, is about confronting the seemingly never-ending days where everything seems to be on fire and all you see is one awful headline after another until your nerves are completely frazzled and you’re gasping for air from anxiety. But then you step into your local bodega to get a coffee and a bagel, and the guy behind the counter gives you a warm smile and asks about your day and you suddenly feel like maybe the world is going to be ok. All it takes is a little human connection and kindness.

Beautiful Loser (Waiting for the World to Rescue You) released on: 2022-02-18, is melodious, intense, creative, smooth, vibrant, beautifully arranged, and engaging.

And your latest release Castles Made of Sand, is melodious, immersive in feelings, engaging, creative, marked by beautiful nuances, thank you for sharing this precision, hug and success for you.

Aryon Maiden

Publicado por Aryon Maiden

Aficionado pela música em todos os momentos.

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