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SUBTERRANEAN STREET SOCIETY

January 1st 2015 street musician Louis Puggaard Müller packed his guitar, said goodbye to his hometown Copenhagen and headed for a new life in Amsterdam. His musical upbringing as a street musician has been a long education where every performance is a final exam, where the sensors of the people always push one to perform at the highest level. If you wanna grab their attention you have to deliver! Only after a few months of playing on the Amsterdam streets he scored an A+ and was invited by National Dutch TV program PAUW to come and sing live in their studio.

Three summers in a row Louis travelled with his former band Camp Neverland all across Europe. Here they were living out their hobo dreams of surviving day to day on donations they could gather from their street gigs. It was on these trips he found inspiration for the songs that found their way onto his debut album "I'll leave me before you do". The album was released on the 16th of September 2016 under his new band name Subterranean Street Society. In 2017 they promoted the album with tours in Holland and Denmark and inbetween touring the band has been in the studio recording their 2nd album, set for release in the fall 2019. 6th September they released a live version of their first single "So Sorry" and it was release through 27Tapes. In the fall of 2018 toured around Holland with Popronde where they played 22 gigs.

Subterranean Street Society take the raw & unexpected energy from the streets and bring it onto the stages all around the world. With steel resonator guitars, hollow body basses and rumbling Rock n' Roll drums they attack the audience with an uncompromising sound. On top of cassette tape drones, melodic feedback and thunderlike basslines, you hear a raspy voice that has been described as sounding like "mahogany and leather", a voice telling stories of romantic remedies, lazy lovers and drifting characters struggling to choose the right direction. The songs move beyond the grey zone of genres and even though comparisons are made to bands like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club, Radiohead and Paolo Nutini there is really only one label that you can always put on Subterranean Street Society and that is : "Heartfelt".

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I let you go if you don't leave

Scattered thoughts, battered rewards
Will keep you there
A citizen talks, a dreamer walks
So how can I stay here

I let you go if you don't leave
if you let me go I might leave

A crippled sigh, from a distant lie
makes us the perfect pair
A barfly once told me why
silence never cries

I let you go if you don't leave
if you let me go I might leave

What will you do?

Hurry

Hurry before this army of words finds a new
lover to be cheating on
hurry before it finds another you
hurry before time finds less important things to do
than to worry about the future
hurry before it finds another you

Don't worry because time could not erase those nights
no, no army could ever win those fights

Hurry before common days becomes all you ever live
or are sleeping beside at night
before my death is all I'm left to give
I need to hurry before heaven arrives
with a bucket list that's full
of seconds, I forgot to spend
on finding that other you

but don't worry because common days could not erase those night
not even heaven could

I need to hurry before I find another me

Stay

An old cheer in whiskey and beer
we are starting to taste the age
if we drink tonight, oh we might die
but we sure didn't fade away

But I want you to stay
I want you to stay
I want you to stay

Are you ready to go?
you're not ready to go
I'm not ready to show them the pictures

A knuckle I've tight might haunt me tonight
as the light is closing in
Mama said "Son, there's one thing you should know,
the end might be where we begin"

But I want you to stay
I want you to stay
I want you to stay

Are you ready to leave?
You're not ready to leave
Don't Leave, don't leave, don't leave

You can stay here forever
You will stay here forever
You must stay here forever

Rover

It's always over, always coming
baby when it's not I'll be on my way
to find another place to belong in
somewhere I can plan my perfect escape
it could be, be over, could be starting
baby if it's not, nor can I stay

Darling you know, you know I'm a rover
Wandering your heart
can't settle down before it's over
or before it starts

It's always over, always coming
baby if it's not I'll be standing here
to see if you decide to shoot me down from
the distance that we might always have had
it could be, be over could be starting
baby if it's not, nor can I stay

Darling you know, you know I'm a rover
Wandering your heart
Can't settle down before it's over
or before it starts

It's always over, always coming.

B-sides

I'm afraid to go where the age might take me
I'm afraid of the day I choose to be young again
It's funny how when in the moments you forget
are the moments you remember the most

The touch of your eyes
is stronger than the sound of your words
I came home to make you safe in my arms
but I'm just waiting for you to leave me again
so ill get another chance to catch you

I promise in years I remember you
and maybe I'm here when you open some door
and I'll still love, but I'll love the thought of you more
and the dress that you wore uh..

When I sang you a lullaby in the fall of the night
from the b-sides of my mind
valentine is just a labor of love
Love is just a memory of time

So forever ill be waiting
forever, forever will vanish in tears
Since I'm here in my blue, stuck in the noon
I might as well tell you that I love

Nothing beats a lover

The birds are flying low tonight
cause there's a story in the wind
and it's about a Neverland where no one's ever been
A branch caught in a claw of what could seem to be a dream
of going with the birds that fly towards a different scene
A city tree longs to be a place where leaves can breath
he wished he´d been born a different seed.

Nothing, nothing beats a lover
nothing beats a love

A forest that's too deep to see
A lust of getting lost
Cracks upon the mountainside
with maps of perfect flaws
I'm dancing with the swaying trees
to a rhythm with no sound
and the roots are showing me the beat
and my feet are nowhere bound

But nothing, nothing beats a lover
Nothing beats a love

There's a Hotel hunger on the coast of east
Praying for souls of a restaurant deceased
and while they eat their favorite meat
I'm cooking up my favorite dreams
the most amazing dish it seems
but I always dine alone.

Nothing, nothing beats lover
Nothing beats a love

Won't get married to nothing but silence

Your spending too much time up in your head babe
the worlds out here so why are you so afraid?
well hey babe, just get out of there, please
you're asking me could I be real or could I be fake
in the purest of sense, in the purest of sense
that's an easy choice to make
yet the hardest consequence

They say time heals
I say time kills
can we at least agree that time feels for no one

I won't get married to nothing but silence
cause then I know I’ll always win all the fights and
If no one ever hears my promise I guess I never lied
But then some people say the worst thing you can do is
to be lying to yourself, lying to yourself
Just my luck, that I don't know who I am!

They say time heals
I say time kills
can we at least agree that time feels for no one

Can we at least agree?

Presents we past

momentarily it's not easy being free

But the present you passed
is forever tagged and carefully stacked, my dear
the present we passed will come back at last
to, take, me away from here

Secondarily
I wonder when you leave?

But the present you passed
is forever tagged and carefully stacked, my dear
the present we passed will come back at last
to, take, me away from here

I do only cheat
On you in my dreams
But you are always there you see
Always there to catch me

Pretty Baby

Me and someone once had faith in time
it was a love one, but it was all in my mind
now I'm freezing
at least I can claim to be cold
You took my heart out
replaced my chest with stones
now that I'm bound, bound to be alone
at least I can claim to be free

Pretty baby, you got so much to see
you can't save me, so pack your bags and leave
I won't be waiting and I promise to forget
take your matches, burn that bridge right down
cause it matches the fire in your hound
just leave it all behind!

I'll leave me before you do

Beatniks with no kicks
Punks with no bricks
A junkie with no fix
Drags without wigs
Magic with no trick
There's nothing to do

A star without fans
A ring with no hand
A king with no land
A cynic without any romance
There's nothing to do

A benefit without Mr. Kite
A view with no sight
A moon with no night
A white with no bright
There's nothing to do

A meal with no meat
A con who can't cheat
A prisoner you can't release
A tribe with no chief
A heart without dreams
There's nothing to do

I'll leave me before you do