V!BES enlivens laidback, reggae pop with rock freedom and hip hop swagger. The foursome’s fun fusion surfs across coastal melodies, splashing in the refreshing, ska punk sound that modern music misses. Rolling percussion and guitar-driven grooves provide the good times the band’s name promises. With an audibly vibrant love for life resonating through every lyric, V!BES brings the beach to Columbus.
The group calls upon an eclectic musical background to drive their distinct charisma. Centered around a style the boys refer to as “beach-pop freshness”, V!BES infuses familiarity with impulse; placidity with spark; boastfulness with heart. The collective result is enjoyably twisted.
To complete their latest single, V!BES enlisted the direction of accomplished industry creatives. Eddie Ashworth, whose engineering expertise spans Sublime, Slightly Stoopid and more, produced “Against the Waves,” released in June 2016. Wharff and company entrusted Oasis Mastering with setting the song in place. The L.A.-based studio boasts clientele such as Kanye West, Beyoncé, Ellie Goulding and Lady Gaga.
The track’s a peek into paradise, reminiscent of Jack Johnson’s sand-covered serenades, Sublime’s jaunty rhythms and Dirty Heads’ storytelling alternative. An enticing musical progression preserves the melodic bounce fans have come to love while nudging resting rhythm into blissful bohemia. “Against the Waves” is a vacation for the ears.
Good times always in mind, V!BES invites you to listen in and feel the love.