Woe, Is Me

Woe, Is Me
Woe, Is Me
A man wearing a blank tank top, pants that end right before his ankles and black slip-ons plays the bass guitar on a stage. His hair is colored black with a streak of blond over his face and two star tattoos can be seen near his collar bone just under the straps of his tanktop. Behind him a man plays on his drum kit with both his arms raised. The entire stage is layered with different types of carpeting for sound arrangement and a line of blue strobe lamps can be viewed atop of the roof of the stage.
Woe, Is Me performing at The Hawthorne in Portland, Oregon on the Pyknic Partery tour in 2010.
Background information
Origin Atlanta, Georgia, USA
Genres Post-hardcore, metalcore, industrial metal
Years active 2009–present
Labels Rise, Velocity
Associated acts A Path Less Traveled, Cheyne Stokes, Shooter McGavin
Website Woe, Is Me on Tumblr
Members
Austin Thornton
Cory Ferris
Michael Bohn
Ben Ferris
Kevin Hanson
Andrew Paiano
Hance Alligood
Past members
Tim Sherrill
Geoffrey Higgins
Tyler Carter

Woe, Is Me is an American rock band from Atlanta, Georgia. Formed in 2009, the group is currently signed to Rise Records and its subsidiary, Velocity Records. Their debut album, Number[s], was released on August 31, 2010 and charted at number 16 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers.

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History

Formation and Number[s] (2009–2010)

Woe, Is Me was founded during September 2009 in Atlanta by Austin Thornton, Kevin Hanson and Tim Sherrill with Cory and Ben Ferris.[1] These members recruited vocalists Michael Bohn and Tyler Carter, respectively for unclean and clean vocal positions. With this seven-member lineup, the band recorded a three-song demo with producer Cameron Mizell containing the songs "Hell, or High Water", "I." and "If Not, for Ourselves"[1] which were released to their Myspace profile. The group later recorded and released a cover of the Kesha song "Tik Tok", also showcased online within a few months of being a band. Soon after these recordings were released, The Artery Foundation took notice of them. Rise Records, along with their imprint label, Velocity Records, signed Woe, Is Me before even playing their first show.[2] They recorded their debut album, Number[s] during the same month that they were signed. It was subsequently released on August 31, 2010.[3] It reached position #16 on Billboard's Top Heatseekers chart.[4][5] The band's debut tour, the Pyknic Partery tour, was shared with Drop Dead, Gorgeous, From First to Last, Sleeping with Sirens, Abandon All Ships, For All Those Sleeping, and Attila.[6]

Clean vocalist Tyler Carter's soul-influenced voice has garnered comparisons to Jonny Craig, who provides guest appearances on the album.[7][8][9][10][11] The group held an album release show in Georgia for Number[s] on September 2, 2010 with pop punk band Veara as a supporting act. Later in September, the band recorded a cover of the Katy Perry song "Hot n Cold" for the compilation album, Punk Goes Pop 3.

In an interview with radio station The Gunz Show, Carter stated that the band would be recording a music video for "[&] Delinquents" in September 2010.[12] The group embarked on a Canadian tour supporting Abandon All Ships from October 1, 2010 to the 28th of that month. From November 4, 2010 to November 28, 2010, the band was included on a US tour entitled Average Guys with Exceptional Hair Tour in support of A Skylit Drive, along with For All Those Sleeping, Scarlett O'Hara, and Motionless in White. The music video for "[&] Delinquents" was released on the first of December of that year.[13]

Departure of Carter and two lead guitarists (2010–present)

By the end of December 2010, lead guitarist Tim Sherrill departed from Woe, Is Me.[14] The band acquired Atlanta resident Jack Langdell to perform as a touring member during the search for a permanent replacement. Geoffrey Higgins took up the position officially in March 2011.[15] The group then released a single for a 2011 song entitled "Fame > Demise" (pronounced fame over demise) through the iTunes store on March 21, 2011.[16] The lead guitar tracks on the release are the last release of media by the band to include Sherrill. In an interview after its release, Carter explained that the song is and will only remain as a single, and will not be part of the band's upcoming second album.[17] An acoustic version of the song was also released.[18]

During late June 2011, lead guitarist Geoffrey Higgins also departed from the band.[19] The group began their performances on Warped Tour with only Hanson performing the rhythm guitar parts to where leads were backtracked during performances for the time being due to their lack of a lead guitarist.[20] With the band yet again searching for a lead guitar player, the conclusion of their search was made weeks afterward where Canadian group Abandon All Ships' drummer and guitarist, Dan and Andrew Paiano were kicked from the band.[21] It was then announced that Andrew would be joining Woe, Is Me to play lead guitar.[22]

On August 10, 2011, clean vocalist, Tyler Carter left the band. He cited an interest in following newer and different dreams than being in a band and went on to state that "[the rock 'n' roll lifestyle] and what it consists of just isn't for me anymore" as the reason for his departure.[23]

On September 15, 2011, Woe, Is Me announced via-video update that their new singer is a man by the name of Hance Alligood, whom was once a part of local Atlanta band, Oh, Manhattan. Along with this update, the group also played various clips from a new single entitled "Vengeance", which the band released on September 27, 2011. It is the first Woe, Is Me song released to the public with Alligood taking the clean vocal position instead of Carter.[24]

Band members

Current members
Former members
  • Tim Sherrill - lead guitar (2009–2010)
  • Geoffrey Higgins - lead guitar (2011)
  • Tyler Carter - clean vocals (2009–2011)

Discography

Studio albums
Year Album Label(s) Chart positions[25]
US US Indie US Heat
2010 Number[s] Rise, Velocity 16
"—" denotes a release that did not chart.
Singles
Single Album Release date
"[&] Delinquents" Number[s] July 29, 2010
"Mannequin Religion" Number[s] August 20, 2010
"Hot n Cold" (Katy Perry cover) Punk Goes Pop 3 October 21, 2010
"Fame > Demise" Non-album single March 21, 2011
"Vengeance" Number[s] (reissue) September 27, 2011
"Last Friday Night (T.G.I.F.)" (Katy Perry cover) Punk Goes Pop 4 November 8, 2011

Videography

  • "[&] Delinquents" (2010)

References

  1. ^ a b Gonda, Chris. "WOE, IS ME Signs with Velocity Records/Rise Records; Band to Begin Recording Debut This Month". PureGrainAudio.net. http://puregrainaudio.com/news/woe-is-me-signs-with-velocity-recordsrise-records-band-to-begin-recording-debut-this-month. 
  2. ^ "Woe, Is Me Cover Ke$ha, Sign to Velocity Records - SMNnews.com". 12 April 2010. http://www.smnnews.com/2010/04/12/woe-is-me-cover-keha-sign-to-velocity-records/. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  3. ^ "Woe Is Me Number CD". http://www.cduniverse.com/productinfo.asp?pid=8239863. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  4. ^ "Number(s) - Woe Is Me | Billboard.com". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/#/album/woe-is-me/number-s/1387854. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  5. ^ "Atlanta's WOE, IS ME sells 1,700 of their debut "Number(s)"". indiestar.tv. 9 September 2010. http://grafwall.indiestar.tv/2010/09/atlantas-woe-is-me-sells-1700-of-their.html. Retrieved 10 September 2010. 
  6. ^ "indiestar.tv Graf Wall: The Pyknic pArtery Tour: Drop Dead Gorgeous, From First To Last". 12 May 2010. http://grafwall.indiestar.tv/2010/05/pyknic-partery-tour-drop-dead-gorgeous.html. Retrieved 15 August 2010. 
  7. ^ Woe, Is Me - Number[s] www.corezin.net Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  8. ^ Woe, Is Me - Number[s] - The NewReview
  9. ^ indiestar.tv Graf Wall: Album Review: Woe, Is Me "Number[s."
  10. ^ Woe, Is Me "Number[s]"
  11. ^ Woe, Is Me *album review* - PunkWorldViews.com Retrieved 2010-09-10.
  12. ^ "Woe, Is Me Radio Interview - The Gunz Show NY". YouTube. 20 September 2010. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zIAuOf2lQSA&feature=mfu_in_order&playnext=1&videos=yQrVGokw5rw. Retrieved 3 November 2010. 
  13. ^ Woe, Is Me post video for “[&] Delinquents” Alternative Press
  14. ^ Woe, Is Me guitarist leaves band // Lambgoat
  15. ^ "Fuck Yeah Woe, Is Me - Tumblr". Tumblr. http://fuckyeahwoeisme.tumblr.com/post/3768028468/meet-geoffrey-higgins-the-new-guitarist. Retrieved 7 April 2011. 
  16. ^ DiVincenzo, Alex (22 March 2011). "New Songs From Woe Is Me and Memphis May Fire". AbsolutePunk. http://absolutepunk.net/showthread.php?t=2225412. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  17. ^ Carter, Tyler (13 March 2011). "Twitter - Tyler Carter". Twitter. http://twitter.com/#!/tylercarter4L/status/47131386938798080. Retrieved 22 March 2011. 
  18. ^ Woe, Is Me perform acoustic version of “Fame Over Demise” Alternative Press
  19. ^ http://twitter.com/#!/geoffreyhiggins/status/85375543834456064
  20. ^ Woe, Is Me Warped Tour
  21. ^ "Abandon All Ships kick out brothers Andrew and Dan Paiano". Under the Gun Review. http://underthegunreview.net/2011/07/17/abandon-all-ships-kick-out-brothers-andrew-and-dan-paiano/. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  22. ^ Common, Tyler. "Abandon All Ships lose two members, one joins Woe, Is Me". Alternative Press. http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/abandon_all_ships_lose_two_members_one_joins_woe_is_me/. Retrieved 31 July 2011. 
  23. ^ "Exclusive: Tyler Carter leaves Woe, Is Me". Alternative Press. http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/exclusive_tyler_carter_leaves_woe_is_me. Retrieved 10 August 2011. 
  24. ^ "Woe, Is Me announce new vocalist". Alternative Press. http://www.altpress.com/news/entry/woe_is_me_announce_new_vocalist. Retrieved 15 September 2011. 
  25. ^ "Billboard.com". Billboard. http://www.billboard.com/charts/billboard-200#/artist/woe-is-me/chart-history/1513417. Retrieved 2010-09-10. 

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