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Versus the World

"Forgive Me"


Genres: Pop, Punk, Rock

Sound description: Huge drums, shredding guitars, catchy melodies

RIYL: Rise Against, Alkaline Trio, Bayside

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Versus the World is a punk rock band from Santa Barbara, CA on Kung-Fu Records. The band combines post-hardcore with pop punk. They released their debut album, “Versus the World,” in September 2005. Mike Davenport was the long time bassist from The Ataris. Versus The World formed in the back of The Ataris old record store (“Down On Haley”). Prior to being called Versus The World, Mike Davenport and Donald Spence did a few acoustic shows under the band name “Pencapchew” to fill time between their current projects. They have also made a music video for one of their song “Is There No End”. They have toured the US and Europe with bands such as No Use For A Name, Suicide Machines, Bouncing Souls, The Lawrence Arms, Social Distortion, I Am The Avalanche, and the Vans Warped Tour. They have a song entitled “Blue and Cold” on the Vans Warped Tour Taste of Christmas compilation. In August 2010 (after a 3 1/2 year break), VTW announced their return, lending members from Santa Barbara alt-country rockers Crooks and Liars (Bryan Charlson-Drums) and S.B. punk rock legends Lagwagon (Chris Flippin-Guitar). Their song “Forgive Me” is featured on WWE SmackDown vs. Raw 2007 video game.

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2005, Santa Barbara, CA


Thrice, Foo Fighters, A Wilhelm Scream + many more

Current status

Currently finishing up our second full-length album to be released December 2011/January 2012 worldwide. Planning and booking tours to Europe, UK, Japan, Canada and Australia. Playing local Santa Barbara and L.A. area shows/festivals in September through November.

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