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Elements of Style

"Elements of Style wants to address post-modern dilemmas in an increasingly dystopian American culture with an incredibly diverse display of musical genres. We see creativity as stagnate in today's mainstream music culture and believe in inventing new sounds with an important message of truth in an ever-growing deceptive world." -Gram Wire Elements of Style started out as a solo project from former Atlanta band Suburban Soul's lead guitarist Gram Wire. After leaving Suburban Soul in late 2010, Wire began writing an 11 song full length album containing multiple genres which would later become Elements of Style's debut album "Waves". The album was engineered at Virtuo Sound Studios with owner and head engineer Josh Hack and performed with Grammy award winning drummer of the Derek Trucks band Yonrico Scott and Grammy nominated bassist Joseph Patrick Moore and released independently on April 24th, 2012. After tracking was finished and the album was mastered by legendary engineer Rodney Mills (.38 Special, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Rage Against The Machine), Wire decided the project needed to be a full group instead of a solo project. He enlisted numerous musicians that entered and left the band, until finding the very professional current lineup of drummer and percussionist David Goodwin, bassist and multi-instrumentalist Andy Greene Ball from Wire's Suburban Soul days and front-man and MC Zach Fortner (A.K.A Zach Fortnight). The group's large, diverse influences of artists like Rage Against the Machine, Sublime, Nirvana, Minutemen, The Ramones, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Beastie Boys, Queens of the Stone Age, Gorillaz, MGMT, Love and Rockets and Bauhaus, Immortal Technique, KRS One, 2 Chainz, Run the Jewels and Big K.R.I.T. (to name a small portion of the band's favorites) come out in alternative based, hip hop fueled songs like "Stand the F$*# Up" and "Feelin' That Music" and their live performances as a group in the Atlanta area stand out as being intense, creative, and high energy.

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