Charlotte-based indie-punk band Grown Up Avenger Stuff’s new track “A.I.M.” is filled with high energy and raw emotions. If you’re looking for a new musical addiction to sink your teeth into, check out the band’s track here:
“A.I.M.” harkens back to when alternative rock was king, taking the best from a decade known for its willingness to simply rock without unnecessary theatrics. Although the song shares similarities to memorable tracks of the 90s, the band is not merely content with taking what worked in the past, but rather using the pop hooks and heavy punk vibes as a foundation to do their own thing. The result is a welcomed fresh take on the familiar.
Ray Stern’s vocals are clear and addicting, delivered with authority and incorporating lyrics that read as an anecdote to common life: “Just put the past behind you / step into the stance / of the present moment.” It adds an introspective element needed to become more memorable than other songs that focus on just head-banging and pyrotechnics. John Thomsen blisters away on guitar while his sons Hunter (bass) and Tyler (drums/percussion) carry the rhythm section and all members shine equally without one taking over the spotlight. There truly is a sense of unity that makes the experience all the more enjoyable.
The band worked with Mark Needham, an engineer with a track record that includes working with The Killers, Shakira, Stevie Nicks, and Chris Isaak, among others. The production is clean and crisp and makes us want to hit ‘repeat’ as soon as the song ends. If “A.I.M.” is a snapshot to where the band is heading, then sign us up for the ride.
Grown Up Avenger Stuff has been breaking out onto the scene like wildfire and we want to see where the road burns next. It’s not hard to believe they will establish themselves as a premier act in no time. The music landscape is in dire need of true, genuine rock, and Grown Up Avenger Stuff looks to be filling in the void nicely. To stay up to date with the band, follow them on Reverbnation, Facebook, YouTube, Soundcloud, and their official site.