Trust Your Instincts

by Nick Piunti

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    A Jem Records release, September 9, 2016.
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    Following 2015's "Beyond the Static" and 2013's "13 in My Head", "Trust Your Instincts" includes Nick's strongest and most personal songs to date. Featuring Ryan Allen (guitar,backing vocals) Andy Reed (bass, synth) and Donny Brown (drums, backing vocals). Special guests David Feeny (pedal steel) and Rachael Davis (harmony vocal). Expertly produced by Geoff Michael at Big Sky Recording, Ann Arbor, Michigan.

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Out on Marty Scott's JEM Records, Trust Your Instincts is exactly what we've come to expect from Nick Piunti: ten exquisitely-crafted pop songs with amazing lyrics and hooks to die for -Faster and Louder

Nick Piunti has reliably delivered another amazing album. “Trust Your Instincts” is everything exemplary about power pop-Powerpopalhoic

NIck Piunti bids for the top 10 again with another insanely catchy collection of power pop tunes-Absolute Power Pop

"Trust Your Instincts" sure to end up on some top 10 lists at the end of the year. Grade: A-John Borack's Power Pop Plus/Goldmine Magazine

10 Golden songs, even better than I had expected, this would be in my year's Top 20 because it's a Nick Piunti album. But it could very well be at the top of the tree. Absolutely wonderful!-I Don't Hear a Single

It may be his best effort yet: ten tracks featuring his increasingly sharp and incisive writing, tough and shiny guitar riffing, and the best damned vocals in the entire rockin’ pop world-Pop That Goes Crunch

This record never lets up and makes you remember why you love The Beatles, Cheap Trick and 90’s stalwart Matthew Sweet’s records-Marc Platt

People still make great power pop records and Nick Piunti is living proof.--Richard Rossi, Power Pop News

It is clear that Nick certainly trusts his own instincts to deliver great, power pop flavoured hits, because that’s what he does throughout this latest release-The Soul of a Clown

You want “immediate classic”? Well, that’s what you get with this new album from Detroit-area power-pop legend Nick Piunti-Rob Ross, Popdose

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released September 9, 2016

Nick Piunti-Vocals, Guitars
Donny Brown-Drums, Percussion, Backing Vocals
Andy Reed-Bass, Synth
Ryan Allen-Guitars, Backing Vocals, Percussion
David Feeny-Pedal Steel on "Dumb it Down"
Rachael Davis-Vocals on "Dumb it Down"

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Nick Piunti Detroit, Michigan

Nick Piunti began his career as a 12 year old trying learning the craft of creating the perfect pop/rock song. Decades later he's still at it, and getting closer by the day.
Guitars and melodic three minute bursts of timeless rock fills this page.
"Trust Your Instincts" is the latest in a three album burst of creativity started in 2013 with "13 in My Head", followed by 2015's "Beyond the Static"
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Track Name: Trust Your Instincts
TRUST YOUR INSTINCTS

Every lie disguised as the truth,
can’t hide, no exception to the rule.
When you think your heart is broken,
the tears have left you choking,
on everything you thought you ever knew.

Trust your instincts, trust your gut.
Any advice is gonna mess you up.
Every right to call that bluff.
Better off unspoken, everything is broken.

Every time your reflection stares you down.
What you lost, only waiting to be found.
Hold on to your reasons,
when you’re thinking that it’s treason.
Only you can turn this thing around.

Time heals the deepest wounds,
just as soon as you move on.
Lies, made this whole thing up,
better off now you’re not stuck,
better now it’s gone.
Track Name: One Hit Wonder
ONE HIT WONDER

Burned out, before it began,
if it was destined to be then we stuck to the plan.
Over our heads it was out of our hands it was gone.

We were a one hit wonder, couldn’t follow it up.
So addictive no way we could stop.
Tying our dream to a needle drop it was gone.

From the dizziest heights we looked out below.
Setting our sights there was nowhere to go.
Holding so tight just to lose all control it was gone.

We were a one hit wonder, couldn’t follow it up.
So addictive no way we could stop.
Tying our dream to a needle drop it was gone.

Connected, we were one in the same.
Drawn to the fire we were moths to the flame.
Everyone fails when they slave to the game, we’re gone.


We were a one hit wonder, couldn’t follow it up.
So addictive no way we could stop.
Tying our dream to a needle drop we were gone…
Track Name: Blame in Vain
BLAME IN VAIN

We were good at talking the talk,
always wishing away.
Though we made our own bad luck,
always pointing the…

Blame in vain, when we never could explain,
times getting tough, and the stars against us.
We lied to ourselves, we believed in nothing else,
than blame in vain.

Taking all the demons down,
or maybe just a leap of faith,
can turn a lost soul around,
and stop to always pointing the…

Blame in Vain, when we never could explain,
times getting tough, with the stars against us.
We lied to ourselves, we believed in nothing else,
Than blame in vain.

It never ends up close to being good.
Would we take it back even if we could.
Track Name: Vaguely Familiar
VAGUELY FAMILIAR

Been to Hollywood, thought we could knock ‘em dead,
a one o’clock slot left us mopping up instead.
Southern California, yeah you got the best of me.
Guns and the roses, we were always meant to be…

Vaguely familiar, to every other band that thought they
could thrill you.
If it only makes you stronger no way it can kill you.

Kept it running with all of these broken parts.
Heavens collide with the moon and the stars.
Putting our egos in one basket,
had to let it go, bury the hatchet.

Vaguely familiar, to every other band that thought they could thrill you.
If it only makes you stronger no way it can kill you.

So a dream dies, when a dream dies, a painful death,
you and I have no regrets, when a dream dies.

Vaguely familiar, to every other band that thought they
could thrill you.
If it only makes you stronger no way it can kill you…
Track Name: Dumb it Down
DUMB IT DOWN

Another day without fiction, I keep it to myself.
I can handle the prescription, there’s no danger to my health.
For a second or a minute, pretty soon I’ll forget it.

I dumb it down when you’re not around.
I drown it out, like there’s no worry,
Every time I deny the truth.
I chalk it up to experience.
I do my best to make some sense
of what is left, living without you.

Tried to find it in a picture, to see where we went wrong.
Were we holding on to something that never came along?
For a second or a minute, yeah we never could get it right.

I dumb it down when you’re not around.
I drown it out, like there’s no worry,
Every time I deny the truth.
I chalk it up to experience.
I do my best to make some sense
of what is left, living without you.

It’s the one thing I’m not getting back.
It’s the hardest thing to lose.
Track Name: Fade Out
FADE OUT

So we fade out, because we can’t predict the ending.
And it played out all night.
We find out, there’s more than meets the story.
As we fade out…

You used to be the one I was thinking of.
You used to be the cause of the push and shove.
You could be the loss of my self control.
You used to be, used to be my rock and roll.

Time was, never safe and never sorry.
That was a million mils ago.
Any way out, was all that we could hope for.
Just to fade out…

You used to be the one I was thing of.
You used to be the cause of the push and shove.
You could be the loss of my self control.
You used to be, used to be my rock and roll.
You could be my rock and roll…
Track Name: Ready for Whatever
READY FOR WHATEVER

You could elevate, my conscious state.
You could prop me up with hopes and dreams and wires.
If you let me in there’ll be no phoning in.
Don’t put me in a box with all those liars.

‘Cause I’m ready, ready for the next round.
Yes I’m ready for whatever when it comes down.

I sympathize, and I realize,
when you’ve been wronged it’s hard to trust again.
I’ll make you see there’s more than make believe,
and the happy ever after ‘til it ends.

I’m ready, ready for the next round.
Yes I’m ready for whatever when it comes down.
Yes I’m ready, ready for the next round.
Yes I’m ready for whatever when it comes down.

You could elevate, my conscious state.
You could prop me up with hopes and dreams and wires.
If you let me in, there’ll be no caving in.
Don’t put me in a box with all those…

I’m ready, ready for the next round.
Yes I’m ready for whatever when it comes down.
I’m ready, ready for the next round.
Yes I’m ready for whatever when it comes down.
Track Name: This Ain't the Movies
THIS AIN’T THE MOVIES

We were always thinking we were better off
thinking alone.
Pull the blinds pull the punches then we follow
the wrong way home.
You wrote me out of your story,
fed me the same old lines.
Why bother with the facts we’ve got roller coaster
emotions working over time.

This ain’t the movies. This ain’t the time.
This ain’t the movies, tonight.
No star struck obsessions played in black and white

If we had a crystal ball we could have won
this fight.
Way beyond a reason of doubt we made a wrong from right.
The ties that keep us together, just fall apart at the seams.
The twisted turns that we should have learned,
plot thickens we don’t know what it means.

This ain’t the movies. This ain’t the time.
This ain’t the movies.
No death bed confessions, played in black and white.
Track Name: As Far as I Throw
AS FAR AS I THROW

Hey now! I guess you’re writing me off.
Like a bad debt, stepping over like a crack in the sidewalk.

Was it wrong was it right?
Was it something to keep you up at night?
I can see this is far as at goes.
By the look in your eyes
I can tell this comes as no surprise,
and I trust you as far as I throw.

Hey now! This is where I get off.
It was a good trip, but it’s long gone south.

Was it wrong was it right?
Was it something to keep you up at night?
I can see this is far as it goes.
By the look in your eyes
I can tell this comes as no surprise,
and I trust you as far as it goes,
I trust you as far as I throw.
Track Name: Stay Where You Are
STAY WHERE YOU ARE

Don’t you want to stay out of this dead end conversation?
I think I’m gonna bail out, running on fumes in the
inspiration department. You left me dejected, completely,
stop me if you’ve heard this one before.

Stay where you are. It’s way too hard. Stay where you are.
That’s where I’ve been but I won’t be going.

Don’t you want to stay out of this sticky situation?
There’s got to be a way out, before we get lost in the
desperation department. We stumble, ever deeper into trouble. Stop me if you’ve heard this all before.

Stay where you are. It’s way too hard. Stay where you are.
That’s where I’ve been but I won’t be going.

Right where, you left me, dejected, completely,
stop me if you’ve heard this all before.