Lift The Medium

Lift the Medium is real. No backing tracks. No autotune. No tricks or shortcuts. No fake get-ups, gimmicks, or trendy outfits...just real, unadulterated, pure Rock 'n Roll. Forming in June of 2013, members Joey Vasselet (vocals & guitar), Joe Bartone (guitar & vocals), Jake Bartone (drums & vocals) and Justin Kennedy (bass) set out with one goal: create real rock music that appeals to the masses and be able to do it live without cheating. Shunning modern tricks like backing tracks, autotune, and pre-recorded instruments, the band brings a sound and style that cuts through the cookie cutter, laptop and ipad driven, copycat-rock like a Katana sword through soft butter. Forsaking trite fashion trends or cliche'-branded attire the band's onstage image is just as honest as the music they produce. With soaring lead vocals reminiscent of a young Chris Cornell, Miles Kennedy, or Brett Smith (Shinedown) and secondary vocals harkening to vintage Aerosmith, Queen, and David Lee Roth era Van Halen, the layers couple to create a vocal texture many modern rock bands simply can't duplicate live. The mastery of instrumentation each member possesses also makes for a one of a kind sound. With musical influences as varied as Metallica, Marvin Gaye, Pink Floyd, Muse, Elton John, Nine Inch Nails, Tool, Alice in Chains, Primus, Pantera, P-Funk, and Rush, the music behind those vocals pumps out as true as any heartbeat: nothing other than feel good American Rock 'n Roll. [+]