Rachael-O-Rama #19 brings you an up-and-coming pop punk band straight from New York called, What Makes Sense. We caught up with front man Adam Rebillard who gave us the rundown on this “newish” band and why we should be listening to them right now.
Picture this; Adam and his friend/guitarist Avery Avello driving down the road on a relaxing evening of just hanging out and talking about the music for their next band project, while listening to another New York bands song with the line, “…we’re just friends because that seems to be what makes sense…” Adam turns to Avery and says, “Hey man, that’s us, we’re just friends doing what makes sense!” BOOM, history is made and here we are today.
To separate themselves from the self-help and spiritual pages on social media with similar names, they are also known as WMSNY on Instagram and WMSNY1 on Twitter because if you can believe it, that acronym was already taken!
What Makes Sense has a strong influence from New Found Glory, The Wonder Years, The Story So Far, Four Years Strong, and a lot of the early 2000’s pop punk. If you ask us, the bubble of that style of pop punk is about to burst in the best way and rain some really amazing music. Much like mom jeans, everyone secretly loves pop punk bands and they are making a huge comeback!
WMSNY currently has five singles and an acoustic cover of the song, “Skipping Stone” by Transit (that just might be better than the original, if you ask us). They have a video of their single, “Spooky” that they released in October 2019. November 2019, they released their five song EP, “Fear and Loathing in the Northeast”. What Makes Sense were well on their way for big things to happen and then the zombie apocalypse hit. Like most bands out there they took this down time to reassess and hunker down on writing and form a new game plan.
Throughout the last few months, they have been releasing a single here and there but the super exciting news we have to tell you today is that they will be releasing a new single and video on May 7th called, “Cary Grant”. Adam or “Radam” as he’s also known, is a huge movie buff and Cary Grant fan. He said, “For the video we went a little more DIY with it. We basically based it off this Cary Grant quote, ‘Everyone wants to be Cary Grant, even I want to be Cary Grant’ so I used that as a little bit of inspiration to write a song about being yourself and learning to love yourself on your bad days as much as your good days. It’s going to be a little heavier sound than Groundhog Day. The artwork for the single is really cool looking, too!”
Right now, What Make Sense is without a drummer so, if you are in the Poughkeepsie area and have the drumming chops to keep up with this rising band, reach out to them and you could be the next big thing!
With all the pop punk bands that come from the East Coast like New Found Glory, Good Charlette, Fall Out Boy, My Chemical Romance, Yellowcard, Paramore, Taking Back Sunday, The Wonder Years, 408, and The Things We Were, What Makes Sense is in very good company and is sure to be on your next playlist!
What Makes Sense is definitely is a volcanic ensemble of energy with great sonic vision. The band features Adam Rebillard (vocals), Avery Avello (lead guitar), Eddie Petershagen (rhythm guitar), Aaron Barkstrom (bass), and drums… well, that’s an amoeba for the moment. This band is definitely one to check out before they blow up.