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The Offset

Alexandria, Virginia, United States | SELF

Alexandria, Virginia, United States | SELF
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"Exclusive Interview with The Offset"

Alternative rock band The Offset are celebrating the release of their newly released self-titled EP, which has a classic 90's alternative sound. Welcome to Independent Music Promotions, guys. Tell us about your brand new EP “The Offset” and how it came about. By the way, I loved the cover art.

Our new EP is really the product of a new beginning and a new sound that we’ve been working to achieve since sometime last year. We had a bit of a rough patch some time ago so this EP is a bit of hope shimmering at the end of the tunnel for us haha. And thanks! The artwork is TOO fantastic, it was done by a friend of ours by the name of Eli McMullin that goes to school down in Richmond VA at VCU. He’s really a dedicated and sick artist, if you need something done he’ll deliver without a doubt.

You guys have a classic, dirty alternative rock sound reminiscent of the early 90's. Do you feel that this was the crest of a big wave for rock music?

Without a doubt. It’s no secret that the 80's had some extremely uppity times with the hair metal and crazy electronic noises that came out of it, but the early 90's was purely feeling and chilling with some partying in between. It really added some melancholy to the happiness that was the 80's which honestly is great in a lot of ways.

What have you found works well for you as far as promotion goes?

Mostly word of mouth, sharing our music with folks, walking how we talk, handing out our demos where its honestly going to do some good, and being in the right places at the right time. It definitely has a lot to do with hard work and dedication and all that jazz as well. Especially when it comes to handing out flyers and social media. That stuff can take a TON of patience.

Who in music today do you most admire most and why?

I think for the most part it’s a tie between Incubus and MuteMath. They both are out there doing what they love and are doing it in ways that only they can. They aren’t anywhere near the same type of music as what’s considered “pop” today but they’ve made something of themselves to the point they will always have a gig and be able to do what they love and that really hits home for us.

What’s next now that the album is out?

Well officially the album isn’t out until March 24th, however once it is, we will be writing a ton of new music that we’re already pretty stoked about and then it will be heavy gigging for the Summer and Fall seasons and getting ready to record a brand new album come hopefully sometime round next year.

How can music fans keep tabs on The Offset?

Easy, hit us up at www.facebook.com/theoffsetband and once its fully up and readywww.theoffsetmusic.com - Independent Music Productions


"Make Believe - Love at First Listen"

“Make Believe” was the first track I had heard from the up and coming alternative indie rock band, The Offset, but it was love at first listen. While the band has been influenced by the likes of Incubus, Mute Math, Dredg, and The Foo Fighters, The Offset conveys a progressive and completely distinct sound. With a refreshing blend of forthright lyrical clarity and uplifting riffs, “Make Believe” is one of those catchy tunes that you will be singing in your head for weeks.

Currently based in Washington, DC, The Offset consists of guitarist and vocalist ?Mike Richards, guitarist and back up vocalist ?Burd Boonyoo, bassist ?Jonny Franks, and drummer ?Ken Yang. The band is already off to a great start in their music career, having performed with the legendary group, The Wailers, Bob Marley’s former back up band.

I’m expecting more great tracks from The Offest when they debut their first EP later this month. This is definitely band you’ll want to keep on your radar, so stay up to date with the latest on Facebook, Myspace, and Twitter. - 10 Mile Stereo


"The Offset 2"

Hailing from Alexandria VA, The Offset is an alternative rock band who has been gaining a great reputation within their local scene and on the web because of their demo and gigs, sharing the stage with international acts the likes of The Wailers (former backing band of legendary reggae icon Bob Marley).

The Offset plays a very personal brand of indie rock, looking back at the lessons learned by icons such as The Beatles (and their trademark song structure) and The Kinks (with their emblematic guitar riffs), but also embedding the straight forward and modern approach of internationally acclaimed acts such as Incubus, The Foo Fighters and Dredg.

The band, consisting of vocalist Mike Richards, guitarist Burd Boonyoo, bassist Jonny Franks, and drummer Ken Yang continues to play shows and works relentlessly to improve the formula of their sound to continue growing toward a loyal fanbase. - Andrea Cacesse


"The Offset"

The offset is a new band submitted to us recently. They are from Washington D.C. and members include Mike Richards (vocals), Burd Boonyoo (guitar), Jonny Franks (bass), and Ken Yang (drums). It reminds me of lounge music performed by folk rock artists but would be more appropriately called alternative rock and directed towards fans of Incubus and The Foo Fighters minus the distortion. Their new EP includes three songs the last being the most enthusiastic. Their music is very straightforward and will most likely please the general populace.
- Sergeant Sparrow Records


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(EP) The Offset: 2012

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Hailing from Alexandria VA, The Offset is an alternative rock band who has been gaining a great reputation within their local scene and on the web due to their demo and shows. They have shared the stage with international acts the likes of The Wailers (former backing band of legendary reggae icon Bob Marley).

The Offset plays a very personal brand of indie rock, taking a look back at the lessons learned by icons such as The Beatles (with their trademark song structure) and The Kinks (with their emblematic guitar riffs), but also embeds the straight forward and modern approach of internationally acclaimed acts such as Incubus, Jack Johnson and The Foo Fighters.

The band, consisting of vocalist Mike Richards, guitarist Burd Boonyoo, bassist Jonny Franks, and drummer Ken Yang continues to play shows and work relentlessly to improve the formula of their sound and continue to work toward growing a loyal fanbase.