Youngdriver (Alternative Rock/Pop Punk) - Dalton, Georgia

YOUNGDRIVER is a Pop Punk/Alternative Rock band from Atlanta, GA/Chattanooga, TN. Comprised of 3 official members that include: Khenidi Pippin (Vocals), Luke Crawford (Lead Guitarist) & Donovan Lloyd (Rhythm Guitarist). Heavily influenced by bands such as Mayday Parade, Paramore, State Champs, Tonight Alive, Neck Deep, Against the Current, and more... always looking to grow their audience and make music no one will expect while mixing old sounds with a blend of modern ones. YD found its way to these band members growing up in the same small town known as Dalton, GA. After just a couple of months writing music together, and utilizing social media, YD gained opportunities from different music venues (locally & beyond) to open for touring bands who have also performed at Vans’ Warped Tour. YD continues to support touring/other local bands, and has headlined 6 shows so far. YD strives to be the most positive/energetic band they can be. They are currently looking to fill full time positions for a bass player, & a drummer. In the meantime, YD is still actively performing shows & focusing more on getting their music recorded so their followers can stream what we like to call, YOUNGDRIVER 3.0

Upcoming Shows:
More shows coming soon.

"Memories" Single Review
The second single from We Wear The Mask's upcoming "Broken Glass" EP has arrived! How is it? Let's find out in our newest review. The track starts off with a little bit of somber instrumentation before picking up a bit to gain steam for the first verse. The Pop Punk "bounce" comes through shortly thereafter. The driving instrumentation glides along as the melodic vocals keep things going at a steady pace until the high energy chorus. The dual vocals in the chorus is a nice touch. The bridge features some fantastic guitar work by way of a stellar solo. The track closes out with its infectious chorus and more guitar work. Things are starting to heat up for this band and you'll want to check them out as soon as you can!

The new single from We Wear The Mask simply rocks!

"Paralyzed" Single Review
The dynamic upstarts We Wear The Mask recently released their first single off their forthcoming EP (due out on September 28). Let's dive in and tell you why you need to keep you eyes and ears on them as soon as you can. The track starts off with an upbeat tempo which pulls the listener right in. The melodic vocals on the first verse ramp up to the foot tapping chorus. It's highly infectious and highly sing-able. The guitar work is stellar and keeps things at a high level throughout. There's so much potential in the track and as a first single off the EP, it'll have you pining for more for sure.

We Wear The Mask are for real and you need to do yourself a favor and check them out immediately.

-Interview- (8/12/18)
1. How did you get started with music and how did you develop your sound? Who thought of the name “We Wear The Mask" and is there any meaning behind it?

Preston Witt and Spencer Smith grew up playing together since high school, in our first band we felt a strong connection to each other, and decided to go our separate ways. We decided, what could we do to blend a mix of things we both like, Preston being more of a pop punk drummer, and Spencer being more of an alternative rock player. Spencer knew Evan from high school playing with him, his bass playing style really stood out to us. Khenidi, also knowing Evan and Spencer from high school, really was not a bold singer at first, as time took its toll, she loved the power she had on stage to reach people in a way through music.
Of course for a band name, you want something to stick out to people, while looking through poems, reading “We Wear the Mask” we noticed it relates to us all, and a lot of people. We all wear a mask, whether we think we do or not, and the thing we love about it, is that it can mean so many things to different people.

2. What do you want people to take away from your music?

We want people to have a positive impact no matter what they hear. Especially at shows, we want to be the most energetic, fun, positive group we can be. We want people to know when they go to our shows, that they matter, no matter how big the crowd is. If we can impact one person in our music, it was all worth it.

3. How would you describe your sound to the average listener?

If you blend Paramore or Tonight Alive with Audioslave.

4. Who are three bands you’d like to tour with?

State Champs, Mayday Parade, and Tonight Alive.

5. What are your three desert island albums that you'd never get tired of listening to?

Most recently "Living Proof" by State Champs, "Out of Exile" by Audioslave, and "RIOT!" By Paramore.

6. What’s your take on the current state of Pop Punk?

We are so excited that Pop Punk is getting a revival, we want to see it grow more and more, even in the local scene. There are some bad ass bands out there today.

7. What’s the current music scene like there in Tennessee both locally and state wide?

It’s really booming, especially in Chattanooga and Nashville. We love it so much.

8. What’s your take on legal/illegal music downloading?

Well while it is a crime, I do say as long as they’re loving our music, we love them for it. Seriously don’t download music illegally, it’s bad.

9. What’s next for We Wear The Mask?

We want to tour, travel and we want to grow. We want to impact so many people in the best way possible.

10. Any shoutouts?

Andrew Preavett for recording and engineering our first album, he has made us sound so much better than when we first started. All of our loving parents who support us wherever we go. David Travisano does AMAZING portraits and live shots of us, we wouldn’t look good without him. All of our girlfriends (and boyfriend) that support us in this industry.