ABOUT

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Formed in October of 2018 by guitarist cousins, J.T. Jasinski and Drew Kussmaul, V*A*S*E immediately sought to bring something new to rock music. Combining a love for early protopunk (The Stooges, Hawkwind), American post-punk (The Feelies, Sonic Youth), and the grunge boom of the 90s (Nirvana, Local H), the boys from Brighton, Michigan began the search for other musicians to fill out their sound. The permanent additions of Christian Thibodeau on vocals, Derian Parsons on bass, and Elijah Simmons on drums during the summer months of 2019 solidified V*A*S*E as a fearsome fivesome, in the style of fellow Michigan bands, Sponge and the MC5. The group spent the fall and winter of 2019/20 honing in their chops onstage, before the pandemic put a halt to live shows. The spring, summer, and fall of 2020 saw the band hard at work behind the scenes, in hopes of recording come 2021. With the help of a crowdfund campaign, the band is currently in the studio recording their debut single(s).