We're thieves in the night with honey lips, tease from lands beyond, was it wrong to trade our ways for honeybees....
Hello. We're Scissors For Lefty. We attempt to write songs in order to open or close little chapters of our lives. Documenting little adventures really. Flirting with disaster, reiterating current events, poking fun at love gone wrong, & making love to slang. Yes, that's what we like to do. We've shared the stage with greats such as The Arctic Monkeys, Dirty Pretty Things, The Fiery Furnaces, The 1990's, The Cheat, Lemon Sun, The Situationalists, Grandaddy, Little Wings, Black Heart Procession, I am Spoon Bender, Pedro The Lion, Inner, Rykarda Parasol, Ebb & Flow, The Wildlife, and many, many more. Like other kids in the indie genre, we find ourselves performing fasties, pretties, pillow talkies, etc... Our hope is that you can come away from our shows either feeling a bit more naughty, or a bit more reflective.
San Luis Obispo is where we met, and now San Francisco is where we happily reside. We work our little rears off in order to afford living in this contagious city. Some days the sun will spoil you rotten out at Dolores Park. Other days you might find yourself running for your life out of video store robbery, or wake to the sound of your car being shot up with an uzi, or stroll outside wondering where the van went... (all true)
Rather than spout off a long list of our favorite influences, why don't you give a few of our mp3ï¿½s a listen. Ok, you still want the list? Here's a few....
Kinks, Ladytron, Outkast, Pavement, Gentle Waves, INXS, Gem & The Holograms, Stranglers, Joy Division, Bjork, Bowie, Cuspidor, Cyndi Lauper, Gordon Lightfoot, Caleb Nicols, Gang of Four, Velvet Strokes, George Michael, Wildlife, Pixies, Aphex Twin, Modest Mouse, Kinks, Pulp, Willie Nelson, NOFX, Bodies of Water, Rapture, Rykarda Parasol, Shins, DJ Shadow, Chuck Mangione, Madonna, Franz Ferdinand, Damned, Cardigans, Beck, Shins, Cure, Clash, Moving Units, Le Tigre, Billy Idol, Interpol, Beatles, Cher, Flaming Lips, Killers, Iron & Wine, Green Day, Rolling Stones, Air, Beastie Boys, Inner, Grandaddy, Blur, Erase Errata, Postal Service, Doors, Lyndsey De'Paul, Blondie, Britney Spears, Ray Charles, Hefner, Linda Rondstat, Postal Service, Stevie Wonder, REM, Radiohead, Bad Religion, Cat Stevens, New Order, White Stripes, Jim Croche, but mostly, The Sex Pistols. No!!, The Temptations. No!!, I've got it. A combination of the Footloose, Flashdance, and Top Gun Soundtracks.
It's fruitless....it's all the same stuff that you'd get from any I-Pod stolen out of an old Volvo. Aesthetically, we aspire to be the next step down from such bands. However, for sheer "low-fi" entertainment value, not to mention, endearing quirks, we put 'em to shame.
Bryan Garza: Vocals, Guitar
Peter Krimmel: Keyboard, Guitar
James Krimmel: Drums, Bass
Robby Garza: Bass, Guitar