Army Of Me
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Army Of Me

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Army of Me -- Self-titled, self-released CD
Fake Ugly -- Ep on Popup Records

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ARMY OF ME

"Vince Scheuerman has a voice that can swoop and soar like one of his idols, Jeff Buckley, bend a melody like Thom Yorke and carry a boxcar of emotion like Morrissey. Scheuerman has the goods to take it to that proverbial next level. In fact, he may already be there, and it's the rest of the world that's catching up."

- The Washington Post

THE SCIENTIST AT WORK

Most people are surprised to find out that Army of Me's singer and songwriter Vince Scheuerman is a scientist. His songs are so human – filled with characters, imagery and dialogue more akin to a dreamer than a scientist. But Vince already has a degree from University of Maryland in Mechanical Engineering. Because Army of Me is now touring almost full-time, Scheuerman had to quit the day job looking at atoms with a high powered microscope. But, he hasn't given up his scientific mind, or his quest for
knowledge. In many ways, he has approached his songwriting as a scientist would, observing, hypothesizing, dissecting, and experimenting. All the while, he's maintained an awareness that songwriting should not be formulaic, but rather come from the heart and from the soul.

So scientist or dreamer, the songs pour out of Vince, touching on friendship, betrayal, war, religion, and love. They're universal themes expressed in a distinctive voice. And they're spoken with conviction... that Army of Me is a great band, and that they have something to say.

THE STORY...

For Army of Me, the focus is to write good songs and deliver them beautifully, with a melodic and pop sensibility that is equal parts smart, sensitive, and catchy.

Army of Me is a band, a unit, a family. Vince, and bass player John Hutchins are childhood friends. They both grew up in a religious cult based in Gaithersburg, MD. From this repressive upbringing, both were drawn to music as an outlet for the frustration and insecurity they felt trying to live and operate in mainstream culture. And they began playing in bands together when they were 17. They met drummer Dennis Manuel while playing in a different band, and later added guitarist Brad Tursi to complete the
foursome.

In April of 2001, Army of Me won a local band contest sponsored by WHFS, and were chosen to play the legendary HFStival at RFK stadium. In September of 2001, Army of Me then released their first full length CD. They were asked to play again at the 2002 HFStival, and later that year in October won another band contest, this time a national contest with over 1000 bands, sponsored by CMJ. The $15,000 they won in that contest enabled them to buy their first van. They immediately hit the road, touring the East Coast, Midwest, and South for most of 2003 behind their new independent release,
the Fake Ugly EP. As their popularity grew regionally, they were asked to play Philadelphia's Y100 FEZtival in May of 2003. Army of Me now has over 400 shows under their belt, over 7000 records sold independently, and an EP out on Pop Up Records..

To date Army of Me has billed with Hot Hot Heat, My Morning Jacket, Phantom Planet, OK Go, Rooney, Ben Lee, Brand New, Coldplay, The Strokes, Good Charlotte, The Vines, The Living End, American Hi-Fi and others that you've probably heard of. Army of Me has also billed with numerous other cool bands that you haven't heard of before.

"Along the way, we've met a lot of great people and a lot of kids who share the same ideas about music that we do. Music has helped us tremendously in our own lives, and we hope that our music can do that for others – something for you to hold on to, something to help make it through. It doesn't always make logical sense like a mathematical equation, but it's about the feeling you get from music that moves you, and it's that experience that we'd like to give to others."