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The best kept secret in music

Press


"Time Out New York"

"As a final gift to the rock community the Luna Lounge has located The WMDs”
-Time Out New York
- Music Listings


"Grand Street News"

“Their sound is 1962 Hamburg meets 1990 Seattle. There are lyrical, melodic moments, but they're well padded in a hard, wall-pounding beat."
-Yori Yanover, Grand Street News

- Yori Yanover


"Listen.com"

"Brian Bauers delivers his well-written lyrics with passion and arranges and plays his music with an understated maturity." -Listen.com
- Listen.com


"WUSB 90.1FM"

"Every Song is a complete surprise... and for all you ladies out there, these boys are very cute."
-Jill Morrison, WUSB 90.1FM - Jill Morrison


"Smother.net"

"New York City’s The WMDs might have a name that evokes political rage but this isn’t a political band. Instead the songs are stripped down opuses about personal stories and experiences. Wrapping them in a walled in pop-rock room that’s spacious and surprisingly crafty, this demo hopefully will work its way into the hands of an important playmaker in the music industry because this band deserves to have a whole lot more attention paid to it." - J-Sin - J-Sin, Editor of Smother.net


"City News, Rochester"

"Despite their self-imposed "modern rock" tag, New York City's WMDs don't stack their songs with heaps
of over-compressed distortion. This is a good thing, as most music that modern-rock radio embraces is so generic and processed it makes you want to kill yourself. The WMDs favor melodies (actual fresh ones!) wrapped in tasteful string arrangements (also fresh). You can easily spot the influences, such as Tom Petty, but the band wears them well and does them proud. For example, when The WMDs do use distortion, it's of a fine, textured variety (a la Tom Petty). And, damn, how many bands can say they take a Beatles influence and make something original with it? Actually, I can only think of one - this one."
-Saby Reyes-Kulkarni - Saby Reyes-Kulkarni


Discography

Still working on that hot first release.

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Feeling a bit camera shy

Bio

The WMDs are a 4-piece melodic rock band based out of New York City. Seamlessly, they fuse a timeless songwriting style with a modern rock sound - delivering their music with energy, emotion and brutal honesty. Formed in 2004, the band consists of 4 twenty-something boys, who each contribute to the ambiance of the group: Brian Bauers on lead vocals & guitar, Jaime Sturm on guitar, Dion Roy on bass, rounded out by Paul Amorese on the drums.

Though not a political band, the songs of The WMDs bring a universal sensitivity directly to the forefront. With an element of mystery, they leave it up to the listener to detect the irony, humor and meaning behind the name. With a similar attitude, every song expresses a changing mood that reflects this world of situations in which we can all relate.

With the band’s individual accomplishments combined, their resume is stacked. In addition to 8 years of performance in the city each; their credits also include professional work such as production, song-writing and session playing for names like Jojo, Gavin Degraw, Nike, AOL, Sears, Kraft Foods, Bluefly and BMW. They aren't shy of the big stage either, having collectively opened for acts like The Donnas, John Mayer, Vanilla Ice, Bleu and Juvenille.

Now, with enough experience in the industry to know what works – and what doesn’t; they recognize that together as The WMDs, it's finally time to take it all the way. Together, they form a mutually creative and driven craft that is catching on quickly in the New York tri-state area. They have been busy, aggressively building their name, grass-roots style, from the fans up. Without fail, anyone who sees their live act comments on how radio-ready their tunes are and what a miracle it is that these WMDs still remain at large.

Inevitably, The WMDs have outgrown their hometown of Manhattan's Lower East Side. Moving forward, the boys are set to record their forth-coming full-length debut album and have embarked on an east-coast tour to further spread their ammunition.