We’re bringing in MISSIO and The Score as co-headliners for Saturday, February 22nd, 2019 at Anaheim! 8 Graves will be taking the main stage before them. Read on to find out more about these bands.
Two bearded Austin, TX musical misfits with an affinity for D.I.Y. electronic/altproduction, clever lyrical quips, and sticky alternative hooks, Missio regularly subvert expectations. Founded in 2014 as a side project for Matthew Brue, longtime friend David Butler joined him after one studio session.
“There’s no bullshit in Missio,” David declares. “It’s all from the heart and genuine. The balance between us is perfect. Matthew is more of a classic songwriter who will sit down and write melodies for hours. I bring my producer background.”
In Latin, Missio translates to “Mission”, and Matthew & David are on a mission to connect with listeners everywhere.
“There’s a deeper side to Missio,” David leaves off. “We both love hook-y music and inspiring beats, but what we value most is honesty. I hope that comes across and can be something audiences rely on.”
“As a whole, all of the songs revolve around being in seclusion,” Matthew concludes. “There are so many people out there who feel that isolation. Being in a band with this sort of lyrical content, it’s all about reaching listeners, meeting them at shows, hearing their stories, and helping them feel like they can relate to someone. Maybe we can make the world feel not so alone.”
Rock Duo, The Score, channel fearless rock ferocity with fuzzy guitar riffs and adrenaline pumping beats, dressed in pop hooks and motivational declarations. The LA-based NYC transplants have become a mainstay on the Billboard Rock Songs and iTunes Alternative charts, rubbing shoulders with bands like Fall Out Boy and Imagine Dragons.
In October of 2017, the duo released their self-written, self-produced and self-mixed debut album ATLAS on Republic Records, debuting at #7 on the iTunes U.S. Alternative Albums chart. Its leading single “Legend” became the ubiquitous sports anthem of 2017 and the theme song of the NBA playoffs.
That energy transformed the New York-born and Los Angeles-based duo into a genredefying phenomenon, incinerating the lines between rock, pop, indie, and electronic.
The Score’s new EP Stay, out now, is harder and darker than Pressure. Pressure highlighted how to improve yourself and face that inner conflict and the pressures that life throws at you; while Stay is about staying true to who you are as people from the outside world and from within. Stay explores the darker side of the human pursuit.
NYC-based Future Grunge duo, 8 Graves, are blazing their own path to success with emotionally impactful songs, a strong message, and individual, one-on-one personal contact with their thousands of supporters across their various social media outlets. They have become a safe place for listeners who may not have a musical home in this age of pop-driven simplicity.
As a completely independent artist, everything 8 Graves has achieved has been on pure merit. To date, 8 Graves’ devoted fan base has helped them amass more than 50,000,000 streams on their catalog.
However, the statistic of which singer, Brent Carpentier, is most proud? “We have basically zero unanswered comments on any of our social media content,” he laughs. “As long as it’s humanly possible for us to keep it that way, we always will. Our music is so personal, and the people who are identifying with it are so important to us. We want to talk to them. We want to comfort them. We want to know them. And we want them to know us. Human connection is such an inherently important part of who we are as people, and what we stand for as musicians. We truly love our supporters, and we have to do our best to express that.”