PushMethod to Headline for Catch Wild in Asbury Park

Graffiti engulfs many of the abandoned warehouses and brick walls that house New York’s music scene. In an effort to stake ownership in their work, artists “tag” their paintings, crediting their art by leaving a distinct signature. These signatures are works of art in themselves, magnifying how vital it is to leave your own mark.

PushMethod’s music parallels this process on the inside of these paint-plastered venues. Their sound features the artistic color and style of Tavis Sage Eaton and the vibrancy of Michael Dustin “Dusty” Youree. Combining into a powerhouse of talent and skill, Eaton and Youree both bring impressive experience to the table. Eaton has shared the stage with Wu Tang ClanNas,Rae KwonFabolous, and Fat Joe, all well-known and highly respected names in the hip-hop scene. Youree draws inspiration not only the multiple theater tours including PipinAlice in Wonderland, and Amadeus, which he began at the age of four, but also the impact that The Beatles, most notably John Lennon, made on him. In fact, Lennon’s influence on Youree was so significant that Youree organized an annual, widely attended tribute to him in Central Park. This event sparked the flame that Eaton and Youree sculpted into PushMethod.

   The collision of Eaton and Youree in PushMethod results in one consistent sound that bursts with the hearts of both, showcasing strategically plotted percussion and guitar riffs as well as symphonic stylings built to move the body and soul. Tracks feature hip-hop infused vocals and socio-political lyrics worth taking to the streets, and their energy not only keeps you engaged, but is kinetic enough to make you jump.

Eaton and Youree are fueled by a shared hunger to leave a personal stamp on music scene, acting as agents of change through personal catharsis. Their musical identity is rooted in their individual ideologies, which intersect at keystones of introspection.

Youree’s core draws on an innate human need to fight for what’s right, promoting love, compassion, peace and forgiveness, rather than preaching it. His method mirrors principles formed by leaders from all walks of life, ranging from Gandhi to John F. Kennedy.

These beliefs are spliced with Eaton’s therapeutic look at music, an outlet he’s plugged into in order to muscle through a rocky childhood. Music functioned as a release for Eaton at a young age. During his childhood, Eaton witnessed things that no child should experience, and in order to escape this, he turned to music. Eaton looked to background music to cope, clinging to albums from Al Green and Led Zepplin as respite from his life. After planting his hip- hop roots at high school lunch tables, Eaton joined the military, where he first truly realized the definition of family. He latched onto negative influences shortly after, getting mixed up with a crowd of graffiti vandalizers and identifying himself by the tag “C-Red Sage.” Soon, Eaton traded in his spray can for a microphone, satisfying his screams for attention through music.

As the lives of these bandmates, now roommates as well, become more intertwined, their music continues to ooze with personality and passion. With a recently released album, PushMethod: Volume 1, available on iTunes and a new video on the way, the boys of PushMethod are continuing to make a big impact in 2012. The group will be performing in Asbury Park‘s, The Press Room, with New Jersey up-and-comers, Catch Wild on June 30. For more info., please contact Jillian@ei-PR.com


WHEN: Check them out at The Press Room in Downtown Asbury Park on Saturday, June 30. Doors open at 8.

WHERE: The Press Room, 610 Bangs Av in Downtown Asbury Park

–Shanna Gibbs

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