America Owns The Moon

Members
Chris Taylor, Ben Messer, Danny Russell, Tony Beemer
About

We started playing together as America Owns The Moon at the Lexington House (RIP) in Fountain Square in the summer of the year 2000. We were recording one of Taylor's songs called, Let's Pretend We're Retarded. Brad Palmer was at the helm. We decided to become a band based on that recording and on the pretext that if it ever started 'to suck' we would quit.

We played together for a year before playing shows. At some point, the Lexington House caught fire. It was electrical and may have had something to do with one of the many occasions in which we used the chandelier in a similar manor as the gremlins when they took over the movie theater.

AOTM went on hiatus for nearly 9 months.

Once everyone had a home again we got back at it. We recorded a 5 song ep and played many more shows. Somewhere in there we approached Kooch or he approached us about doing a live to 2 track recording to demo songs for the full-length he wanted to do. We recorded and mixed it live during the last weekend of April. We liked it so much, we wanted to put it out as an ep. Benchmark Records put it out as the Tiger EP. We played more shows. We started working on the full-length, but money and time were always factors and the recording was never finished.

It finally started to suck in 2005 so we called it quits.

About nine months later it stopped sucking and we started playing again. Then I moved to San Francisco at the end of 2006 putting AOTM on indefinite hiatus.

That's the best I can remember it. Details will be added as they become clear.

Albums

America Owns The Moon

11 songs

1. Freak Out
2:43
2. Death 2 Die
2:46
3. Dance To Your Own Record
2:30
4. Blackshines
2:15
5. Blues Now Honey
2:31
6. Box Of Bones
5:09
7. Chocolate and Heroin
4:03
8. The Truth About Us
2:28
9. Beat Yourself Up
2:53
10. Hope In Prison
2:37
11. Lifted Melody
3:25

Brad Palmer Recordings 07/03/06

6 songs

Dance To Your Own Record
2:29
The Truth About Us
2:57
Blackshines
2:17
Tired and Blue
2:42
I Got The Blues Now Honey
2:27
The Trouble
3:12

It's True (Unreleased Album)

13 songs

Ping Pong
3:51
Prozac City
1:38
Everything Is Gay
3:20
Horny Mess
2:54
Otherwise
2:58
Chocolate & Heroin
4:20
Beat Yourself Up
4:07
Chain Reaction
2:59
Skintightworld
3:42
Jaime
2:20
My Universal Love Song
2:55
Freakout!
2:26
Hope In Prison
2:35

Live at the Patio 2004/2005

11 songs

1 Otherwise
3:00
2 My Universal Love Song
3:08
3 Don't Beat Yourself Up
4:16
4 Chocolate and Heroin
4:25
5 Black Shine
2:14
6 Ping-Pong
3:48
7 Skin Tight World
2:36
8 The Hard Way
3:15
9 Chain Reaction
2:43
10 Freak Out
3:01
11 Jamie
2:49

Live at the Melody Inn 10/03/03

13 songs

1 Skin Tight World
2:20
2 Everything is Gay
3:33
3 My Universal Love Song
2:44
4 Don't Beat Yourself Up
4:28
5 Ping Pong
3:46
6 Horny Mess
3:02
7 Dude, Seriously
1:18
8 The Hard Way
3:11
9 Otherwise
3:03
10 Jaime
2:39
11 Chocolate and Heroin
4:13
12 Chain Reaction
2:34
13 Freak Out
2:55

5 Song EP

5 songs

Get Lost
2:31
La De Da
2:28
Prozac City
1:39
Let's Pretend We're Retarded
1:40
Dude Seriously
1:22

Selections from Tiger EP

1 songs

The Hard Way
3:16

Misc Recordings

3 songs

If I If I
2:09
Buildings Fall
5:09
Horny Mess
3:22