You vs Yesterday is an independent rock band from Dayton, OH. They have played with Fall Out Boy, Machine Gun Kelly, Stone Temple Pilots, and Bayside at Bunbury Music Festival 2019. Currently, the band has released a single entitled “Stay” which is the first from their forthcoming LP produced by Sean O’Keefe (Fall Out Boy, Plain White T’s). The track racked up over 25,000 Spotify streams in just over two weeks.
The band released its debut single "Wasted" on July 15, 2014. The music video has since amassed over 43k views on YouTube. Their debut 'Remember This' EP was produced by Tyler Smyth of Dangerkids (Falling In Reverse, Blessthefall, I Prevail) and released physically on April 4, 2015 while digitally on February 26, 2016. The release features “Both of Us” which has over 730k streams on Spotify.
The band tracked 'How's This For Honesty' with Nick Ingram (Hawthorne Heights, Dayseeker) at Capital House Studio in 2016 and worked with Smyth again to mix/master. The first single "Chip on My Shoulder" was released on June 23, 2017 and has over 400k Spotify streams. The EP was then released on November 10, 2017 with “Wishful Thinking” featured on ‘Punk Unplugged’ which helped it gained over half a million streams. The band's two EPs have been played over three million times on the platform.
Alternative Press named the band as one of the 12 Bands to Know in March 2018. Journeys featured the music video for “Silver Lining” in May 2018 and their “Collide” music video in March 2019. The band then released “My Mistake” produced by/featuring Will Pugh of Cartel, “Collide” feat. AJ Perdomo of The Dangerous Summer/produced by Seth Henderson (Real Friends, Knuckle Puck, Sleep On It), and “Cross Your Mind/Quite Like I Do” produced by Jim Wirt (Jack’s Mannequin, Something Corporate, The Rocket Summer). The quartet then released an acoustic EP in February 2019 produced by Henderson entitled ‘Reimagined’.
You vs Yesterday has played shows with Punchline, The Spill Canvas, Hawthorne Heights, Belmont, Young Culture, Rarity, Coldfront, Mark Rose of Spitalfield, Nick Thompson of Hit The Lights, Jetty Bones, Rookie of the Year, and The Stolen while logging a tour with City Mouth in June of 2019.
“Even as Vans Warped Tour and festivals specifically catering to pop-punk and emo fade away, the best of those bands will continue to fuel the undercards of monster regional fests like Bunbury and new groups honing their riffs will hopefully continue to fill the posters’ bottom rows. Enter a band called You vs Yesterday, an Ohio group whose third-wave pop-punk sound leaps from the speakers and reminds us just how much we loved those early All Time Low and Mayday Parade records of the mid-‘00s. Led by soaring vocalist Kramer Welker, the outfit's sound is hyper-polished. As we await the four-piece’s debut LP coming later this year, check the guys out if you’re wandering the Bunbury grounds.” - Billboard
Vocals / Guitar