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    1You Were Born For This lyrics
    Wait Up For Me lyrics
    3I Believe (Love Is The Greatest Revenge) lyrics
    4Evil Twin lyrics
    5Promise Ring lyrics
    6New Eyes For A New World lyrics
    Baby Blue lyrics
    8We Are The New Black lyrics
    9Down To Beautiful lyrics
    Can You Feel It Now? lyrics

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    The concept of praxis (what happens when people extend themselves to do good and how their capacity to do good increases because of it) has been on Justin Dillons mind a lot lately, so much so that he has decided to do something pretty radical with Tremolos first full-length album release. When the album, Love Is The Greatest Revenge hit stores in August 2005 on FLAGSHIP Recordings, he decided to put 50% of all of the record royalties into a benevolence trust fund.
    Yes, you read that right 50%.
    Called the Love=Revenge Fund, through online voting, fans are able to decide where the trust fund money they contributed via record purchase will go be it cancer research, tsunami relief, AIDS hospice, anti-slavery operations, or the charity of their choice. Fans are also able to gain exposure for the causes that matter most to them on the site.
    Music has a way of welling up something inside of us to be better than we are, says Dillon. And then what do you do with that? To me, its like Ive written these songs as a way to connect with humanity and hopefully uplift it, and I feel like its the responsibility of the record to act upon that and to follow through on it.
    And uplift it does.
    From the catchy grit of Evil Twin to the gorgeous lilt of Promise Ring, Dillon & Co. meld the bluesy, dirty guitars of The Stones and T-Rex with the lift-you-even-higher, anthemic bombast of U2, and tie it up in a hugely attractive package known as Tremolo. I think the thing that galvanized the whole wanting to be in a band thing was going to see U2 play, says Dillon, who began taking guitar lessons in high school. I remember walking away from that feeling like I wanted to be a better person because of what Id just experienced. It was transcendent.
    After going to college and getting an industrial psychology degree, Dillon still wanted to make music, so he did, playing with a band and touring until he was ready to move onto something different musically. I felt like it was time for me to really learn how to be a songwriter, he says. He worked hard to hone his craft. It was like musical adolescence. I got my boobies. I started focusing more, writing my own songs, and thats how Tremolo got started.
    Dillon reached a point where the songs he was writing started working, and former Counting Crows drummer and friend Steve Bowman was there to give Dillon honest feedback and mentoring. Steve was very instrumental in moving me along, Dillon recalls. He caught me at the tail end of my songwriting adolescence and started moving me into my adulthood. When the songs started working and working in a big way, Dillon began thinking about a way to get the songs out there. Tremolo, Dillons brainchild and alter ego, was born. Love Is The Greatest Revenge showcases his songwriting coming-of-age. To help frame Dillons songs in more of a band setting in the studio, several friends contributed their playing for the album itself: Steve Bowman (Counting Crows) on drums; Max Butler (Chuck Prophet), Julian Coryell (Aimee Mann) and Dino Meneghin (Liz Phair) on guitars; Kris Pooley (Janes Addiction) and Ben Patterson on keyboards; and Tim Hogan (Anna Nalick) on bass. The album was mixed by Joe Zook (Sheryl Crow, Mick Jagger, Jewel). A new version of the track Promise Ring was recorded in Nashville with John Painter (Ben Folds) at the production helm.
    Prior to signing with FLAGSHIP, Tremolo had already seen a healthy dose of success from the EP, You Were Born For This, from which New Line Cinema borrowed the demo version of Promise Ring for their film How To Deal (and Capitol Records included the song on their soundtrack along with tracks by The Flaming Lips, Beth Orton, and John Mayer). MTV used the song Evil Twin as the theme song for their reality-based dating show Dismissed, while they also incorporated a number of Tremolo songs into several shows across the network (Pimp My Ride, Bands Reunited, Newlyweds). San Francisco radio stations KLLC and KFOG chose Tremolo as their new emerging artist and up and comers, respectively, and KFOG spun Evil Twin in rotation for a couple of months in late 2004. Waiting Room is currently in rotation on cable music service Music Choice. Tremolo has also graced network TV with play on The Mountain and North Shore.
    Dillon describes Tremolos music as one hand holding onto the roots of the grass and one hand reaching to the stars in the sky. Im looking for this otherliness, this transcendence. Thats the reason I think music is here. I want to be part of touching something that is greater than the sum of its parts. Live, I strive for that collective effervescence that can happen to a group of people based around music. The performer/audience gap goes away, and it becomes this human community. Any musician who has ever experienced that is always trying to get back to it.
    Be it praxis or collective effervescence, Tremolo hopes to make a difference. If you have the resources to buy this record, youre doing pretty well compared to the rest of the world, Dillon opines about the Love=Revenge Fund. This is not benevolence as a marketing tool. Given the way the music industry is shifting these days, it is time for new ideas and new ways of doing things. In the chaos of how music is purchased today, there is opportunity for good. In this case, we wanted to connect with others in a way that hasnt been done before. I want to release not just a record, but an idea.

    While touring Russia, Dillon came across the issue of Human Trafficking and was inspired to help these women not get roped into trafficking. He began to host benefit concerts and eventually created a "rockumentary" called CALL+RESPONSE (which will be screened at the conference). Dillon and the film have been featured on CNN, Today Show, MSNBC, Dr. Phil Show, LA Times and the Washington Post, along with speaking engagements at the White House, Department of State and the United Nations.


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