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I am 27. I live in Durham.

I work for Imperial Artist Management.
Tour for a hero a fake // bornstellar. tarheel alumnus.

When you’re song is just an aimless succession of breakdowns, does it really need to be 5 minutes long?

David: I’ll fax over some of the things we’re looking for.
Michael: Fax, why don’t you just send it over on a dinosaur?
David: Look, this is important, Michael.
Michael: Oh, well, then, email it to me.

—The Office.

Can’t wait for basketball season.GO HEELS.

Can’t wait for basketball season.


POZ Showcase: Variants



The boys of Variants chose their name because of the unique variation in genres. Ranging from clean melodic vocals, pop punk riffs, and soaring breakdowns, there’s definitely something that the New Orleans five-piece has to offer that will draw you in. Variants’ overarching message of the “light at the end of the tunnel” is woven throughout their debut full-length, The Concept of Color, which you can name your own price for on Bandcamp.

For Fans Of: letlive., Counterparts, A Loss For Words
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by Ashley Aron

Please list all of your band members and their roles in the band.
Lance Villafarra - vocals 
Nathan Kleindorf - guitar
Michael Rivera - drums
Eric Bourgeois - bass
Steven Nugent - guitar
What’s your hometown (or what are your hometowns)?
We’re all from different areas around the city, but we like to claim New Orleans, LA, as our hometown. 

How did the band come together? How long has it been?
Well, we had all played in previous bands before this. Nathan, Steven and Michael started jammin’ after their bands had parted ways, and approached me to sing for their band. We had one sort of “jam session” together and it clicked. And ever since then, we’ve been together for about two years.

How have you grown since you started?
Personally, I feel like my writing has grown more mature from when I started to now. I feel like I can be more honest with myself when I write, and that reflects to the listener. But as a whole, we’ve all grown to be more conscious on the business end of things, as well as our stage presence and overall energy.

What sets you apart from other bands?
I think what really sets us apart is our mesh of genres; we can’t really be defined. It’s not pop punk, it’s not hardcore, it’s not metal; we sort of fuse together a lot of things and the result is pleasing to all of us. 

What’s the best part about being in your band?
The best part, for me at least, is to connect with a crowd. It’s the greatest high to have a group of kids know your words and sing them back to you, feeling how you feel when you’re on stage. It’s a constant game of pass & catch with each other’s energy.

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