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Some things change while others never do. This project started with a set of brothers playing just drums and guitar in a garage. Improvising for hours that added up to years, the love and passion for expression through music seemed to be the ultimate bond for these two. Blues and rock improvisational jamming evolved into a unique blend of grungy rhythm (filthy) with sweet, strong melody (violets). At the closing of 2010 their ideas and fervor to share them could no longer be contained. Putting together a group to mold, shape and drive this dream to the stage was the only move left to make. Jeremiah had two people in mind, Cesar Canjura (bass) and Timothy Sams (drums). He had played with both of them and knew they were of the right caliber, but they needed to be much more than skilled. They turned out to be a perfect fit. The weird, on-the-fringes personality of Tim Sams and debonair, suave charm of Cesar Canjura brought thundering dynamics to the soon to be Filthy Violets. Within a month The Filthy Violets had met with producer Jeff Mccullough and knocked out their first album. Jeff provided an inspirational environment that the new band mates felt comfortable expressing in. Much more than that, Jeff is a true visionary with follow through. The Filthy Violets played with some success around San Diego over the next two years until an explosion took place between the two brothers, Jesse and Jeremiah. With Jesse's drug use creating regular chaos, there naturally arose a huge stumbling block for the bands success. In July 2012 they decided to call it quits and take a hiatus. Over the next year Cesar, Tim and Jeremiah experimented with post rock, instrumentals. Infusing a funky backbone to all they were doing their sound grew into something unique and unheard. This all working for the benefit of the inevitable reunion of The Filthy Violets. With an open mind, passion for writing and a deep camaraderie the band reformed in June 2013. This time adding keyboardist


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Just watch the wrecking balls
Razing last year's crown
Burning bright like the best of falls
And so audible the sound
Just watch and watch
Stare and stare
Shed a tear and pretend to care
Oh to care
Shoved you face down in the muck
They said goodbye but not good luck
Oh just for a dime
I'd be obliged to watch you waste my time
My time
These statues they don't mean a thing
Your voice is gold my love
Please sing
My monuments they go unseen
I built them up just to see you dream
Oh just to see you dream
To see you dream
All rivers to the sea
And all roads back to me
Still just for a dime
I'd be obliged to watch you waste my time
My time
These statues they don't mean a thing
Your voice is gold my love
Please sing
My monuments they go unseen
I built them up just to see you dream
Oh just to see you dream
To see you dream

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Submitted on January 03, 2018

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