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Versus The World - Homesick/Roadsick - Album - Review

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Punk rockers, Versus The World will be dropping their new album this June!

Santa Barbara, CA based band comprised of Donald Spence (vocals and guitar), Bryan Charlson (drums), Mike Davenport (bass), Tony Caraffa (guitar) and Chris Flippin (guitar) will be releasing their new album ‘Homesick/Roadsick’ on the 23rd June via Kung Fu Records. 


 Dave Hause guests on the first track of the album“Santa Margarita,” which vocalist/guitarist Donald Spence wrote for fallen friend Tony Sly, the late frontman for No Use For A Name. “The Black Ocean” was born from a combination of a sound check riff and the view from the plane on an overnight flight to Japan.


‘Homesick/Roadsick’ is the first Versus The World record where Spence shared the writing responsibility, collaborating with Tony Caraffa on songs like “A Storm Like Me,”  and “A Brooklyn Rooftop”. 


The new album consists of 11 tracks, see track list below: 


-The Santa Margarita 

-The Black Ocean 

-A Storm Like Me

-Seven. Thirty One 

-A Brooklyn Rooftop 

-Sight For Sore Eyes


-Bullet Train 


-Self Preservation Is Killing Us All

-Our Song


‘Homesick/Roadsick’ is everything you could want in an album and more! From their complex to chunky guitar riffs, pounding drums and excellent lyrics that are taken to the next level with Donald Spence vocals that capture the emotions of the songs so well but still keep a great tone. 


This is a record that has huge soaring songs, one after another packed with passion and volume! 


‘Homesick/Roadsick’ is a fasted – paced release that has elements of a range of genres giving this release a fresh and edgy sound and one you are really going to want to listen to this summer!


This is a record that will have you singing at the top of your lungs and moving your feet like no bodies business, so go have a listen to this cracker of an album!


The band is streaming their new single  ‘A Brooklyn Rooftop on Altpress, listen here .


You can pre – order the bands new album from here or from iTunes


Versus The World will be touring the UK  and EU in last June and July, see dates below: 


- 30/06 - Berlin - Cassiopeia

- 04/07 - Aachen - Musikbunker

- 05/07 - Paris - Le Petit Bain

- 06/07 - London - Underworld

- 07/07 - Manchester - Ruby Lounge

- 10/07 - Brighton - The Haunt

- 11/07 - Ostend - Elysee

- 12/07 - Saarbrucken - Garage

- 14/07 -Milan - Circolo Magnolia


Keep up with Versus The World via their Facebook and Twitter


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