Sure, plenty of bands say they care about their fans, but these guys live and breathe that concern. Part of the reason for that is because they’ve been there. They’ve connected with albums from their favorite bands that spoke to them in times of hardship, disappointment, uncertainty and insecurity. They know how important it is to have an anchor when the storms of the world rain down.
When it’s essential to ensure that people know they are not alone in their struggle, bands like Versus Me stand tall. Coming together in song and spirit from the remaining foundations of earlier Midwest screamo and metalcore bands like Guardians, Serianna and Crossing The Delaware, Versus Me represent the full realization of what five friends can create when united in passion and vision. Imagine the pop-punk/heavy stomp combo of A Day To Remember, the emotionally-driven shred of Pierce The Veil, the fierce onstage delivery of The Devil Wears Prada and the bottom heavy bellow of Born Of Osiris seamlessly coming together with the smooth, driving rock of bands like Copeland, Acceptance and Daryl Palumbo’s Head Automatica, all with a delicious cherry on top made from the soaring melody of Maroon 5. Those ingredients are just some components of the Versus Me recipe. The band’s diverse influences, their varied experiences on the road (in bands and as crew), and the ascent of likeminded bands like Bring Me The Horizon and Asking Alexandria, have paved the way for Versus Me to quickly connect with fans on a worldwide scale. The band’s debut album was recorded in Nashville with additional tracking taking place in Versus Me’s home state of Wisconsin.
Josh Napert produced the album and Joel Wanasek (Righteous Vendetta, Inhale/Exhale, Phinehas) mixed and mastered it. Even as Versus Me take aim for mainstream chart success, arena headlining shows and the rapt attention of the diehard fans who drive and propel the underground scene, the band’s number one goal remains simple. Versus Me wants nothing less than positivity, communication and connection with their audience. They want to show the world that their music, and all good music, can help people with life’s toughest trials and hardships. Versus Me yearn to connect with each and every person they can, whether it’s to talk about music, or to just learn about where people are coming from and who they are. Packing an arsenal of melodies, hooks, breakdowns, electro-fueled bounce and deep grooves, Versus Me’s message of uplifting goodwill is about to make itself heard loud and proud – from the stage, from cars, speakers, headphones and anywhere possible. James Milbrandt – Vocals Patrick Thompson – Guitar/Vocals Lee Milbrandt – Bass Clint Greendeer – Guitar Dustin Helgestad – Drums Read more on Last.fm.
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