Ondy’s Track of the Week – April 11th: Discrepancies – Control
Ondy’s Track of the Week from the April 4th #FirstPlays, comes from St Louis MO based Discrepancies.
Discrepancies, the Rap/Rock band out of St. Louis, have formed an undeniably powerful and innovative sound.
Comprised of Garrett Weakley (Bass), Addison Bracher (Guitar/vocals), Zach Allard (Drums), and Antonio Metcalf (Vocals) have formed a unique take on Rap Rock incorporating heavy riffs, soaring choruses, and breakdowns with intense lyricism and hip hop elements. The 4 blend together many genres to create an innovative soundscape that is guaranteed to grab your interest and breathe new life into the genre. Pushing their debut single “Get Hype” out in January of 2014, the band found great success. The single was downloaded over 10,000 times throughout the rest of the year from their site alone. Their debut EP was released shortly after.
Discrepancies set out on the road in 2015 during the summer, playing over 50 shows in only 60 days. The band toured multiple times and played shows with artists such as: Breaking Benjamin, You Me at Six, Mushroomhead, Alter Bridge, P.O.D., Sick Puppies, Hed PE, Straight Line Stitch, Seasons After, Starset, and many many more.
The band was ready to take the next record to another level and show the growth they had learned on the road. The first single “Raising The Bar” hit 30,000 views in less than 2 days, and continued to rise afterwards.
The second single “Art Of War” had a strong release and the video for it was featured in Alternative Press, Metal Injection, and more. The band was chosen as a main stage band for Pointfest of 2017, and played to nearly 20,000 people selling out of all merch.
In January 2018, Discrepancies signed to InVogue Records. They released “The Awakening” in March of 2018 and had over a million streams in the first week. “Get Hype” had a remaster on the record as a bonus track, and reached over 100k Streams in a matter of hours.
“The Awakening” landed on Billboard charts peaking at #32 Alt New Artist and #108 Top New Artist. The band set out on multiple short run tour throughout the year with bands such as Ded, Deadset Society, SuperBob, and more. In summer of 2018 the band played the Final Vans Warped Tour and followed it up with multiple tour routes with artists such as Kottonmouth Kings, Memphis May Fire, and more.
In November of 2018, the band released “Not Alone”, the final single from “The Awakening”. The video saw 250,000 views in the first month as well as airplay on multiple FM radio stations. Since then the song has done over 2 Million views on Youtube, over 1 Million Streams on Spotify alone, and continues to grow everyday.
Discrepancies promoted their release of The Awakening through 2019, playing multiple runs and festivals such as: Rock USA 2019, select dates with Sevendust, Story Of The Year dates, Metal In The Mountains, and more. Come the end of 2019, Discrepancies have finished recording their 2nd album, and plan to release early 2020 with touring runs starting immediately after.
Together, the four want to connect with people on a deep level and allow for people to be inspired to form their own opinions free from judgement. Together, the four are Discrepancies.