Elsewhere, a progressive-punk trio from Boston is the product of a rare musical mutation that combines the energy and raw angst of punk with the ambition and creativity of progressive rock. Presently, the band is the process of recording the next great rock project (while of course at the same time plotting to take over the World) tentatively titled “1981“. At this very moment, two songs from the forthcoming EP, “1981“ and “Before The Stars Align“, are ready for imminent release. Don’t get too excited!!!
The trio consists of guitarist/vocalist Michael Aroian, drummer Craig Morrison and bassist Marc Ubaldino-a trio of atypical punks with corporate day jobs who bring the duality of their existence to the stage with their high-energy live performances. This contradiction between image and sound pulls the listener into a state of emotional release through thought-provoking music. The truly progressive part of Elsewhere’s music is that it also has a pop sensibility that people can appreciate and relate to on an entirely different level.
Influenced by a wide array of bands such as Rush, the Police, Duran Duran, and the Sex Pistols, Elsewhere has developed a smooth, electric and groove-oriented sound that will transcend the wavering music trends of the day. The new EP will prove to be a much-anticipated follow-up to the well received (yet commercially pathetic) albums Outbound, released in 1997 and Perception, released in 2001. Regarding the two new tracks, the raunchy yet radio-friendly single “Before The Stars Align“ is more of an over the top power-pop song, while the lead track “1981“ demonstrates a nod to that progressive and new wave aesthetic Elsewhere continues to pursue. Through airplay on local music radio shows and performances throughout the Northeast, Elsewhere is continuing to attract interest from club audiences, magazines, network television, film and record labels. Most importantly, unlike bands that have come before and after them, they have not stopped... and as has been said before... WE ARE NEVER FUCKING GOING AWAY!