Veteran alternative-punk rock band Versus The World has premiered a new song called “A Brooklyn Rooftop” today at The track is featured on the band’s upcoming album, Homesick/Roadsick, that’s due out on June 23rd from Kung Fu Records. Fans can pre-order the record now at

Stream “A Brooklyn Rooftop” now at



“I literally wrote the words to this song on a rooftop in Brooklyn,” says Versus The World singer/guitarist Donald Spence. “I was visiting some friends in New York and we were passing around bottles, and catching up on some years we’d missed out on. I think everyone has people in their lives that they love, but time or distance, life in general really, has taken you to different places. It’s just important to remember that the only currency relationships really run on is time spent. So it’s a song about catching up. One of my favorite nights ever.”

“A Brooklyn Rooftop” follows the band’s previously released debut track “The Santa Margarita,” which pays tribute to fallen friend Tony Sly (No Use For A Name) and features guest vocals byDave Hause.

Versus The World will be performing two album release shows in Southern California before heading to Europe for a tour with Strung Out in late June and July.

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Versus The World Tour Dates:

June 12 – Los Angeles, CA – The Redwood Bar

June 13 – Santa Barbara, CA – Velvet Jones

June 30 – Berlin, Germany – Cassiopeia (w/Strung Out)

July 1 – Cottbus, Germany – Gladhouse (w/Strung Out)

July 2 – Erfurt, Germany – Eburg (w/Strung Out)

July 3 – Tabor, Czech Republic – The Mighty Sounds Festival

July 4 – Aachen, Germany – Musikbunker (w/Strung Out)

July 5 – Paris, France – Le Petit Bain (w/Strung Out)

July 6 – London, UK – Underworld (w/Strung Out)

July 7 – Manchester, UK – Ruby Lounge (w/Strung Out)

July 10 – Brighton, UK – The Haunt (w/Strung Out)

July 11 – Ostend, Belgium – Elysee (w/Strung Out)

July 12 – Saarbrucken, Germany – Garage Club (w/Strung Out)

July 14 – Milan, Italy – Circolo Magnolia (w/Strung Out)

July 15 – Geneva, Switzerland – Usin (w/Strung Out)

Aug 1 – Duffel, Belgium – Brakrock Festival

*More Dates To Be Announced Soon

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Download Free Music From Authority Zero, Hoist The Colors, The Darlings,
The Bunny Gang, Nations Afire, Versus The World, Neo Geo and more!


Burgeoning Hermosa Beach independent record label Hardline Entertainment has announced the release of their semi-annual music sampler called Hardline Entertainment Music Comp 3, which is available for FREE download now! Hardline has teamed up with Girl Skateboards and Chocolate Skateboards to share the comp with the masses.


Hardline Entertainment Music Comp 3



The spring Music Comp will include music from the label’s eclectic lineup of bands like Authority Zero, Hoist The Colors, Neo Geo, Nations Afire (feat. Chris Chasse ex-Rise Against, Nik Hill and Brett Rasmussen of Ignite), The Sparring, Templeton Pek, Yotam Ben Horin (of Useless ID), Donald Spence and Versus The World (feat. Mike Davenport of The Ataris, Chris Flippin of Lagwagon) as well as sneak peeks at upcoming 2014 releases by Chaos Delivery Machine (feat. Fletcher Dragge of Pennywise, Justin Thirsk and Jason Page of 98 Mute), The Bunny Gang (feat. Nathen Maxwell of Flogging Molly), The Darlings and Litchfield.


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Hardline Entertainment Music Comp 3 Track List:

1. What Are You Waiting For – Templeton Pek

2. Signs and Symbols – Hoist The Colors

3. Lift One Up – Authority Zero (Sean-Good Riddance)

4. Kiss Kiss Bang Bang – Neo Geo

5. Into The Blues – Yotam Ben Horin (Yotam-Useless ID)

6. Get Outta Your Own Way – The Darlings

7. The New Testament – Chaos Delivery Machine (Fletcher-Pennywise/Justin & Jason-98 Mute)

8. Sirens Through The City – The Bunny Gang (Nathan-Flogging Molly)

9. One Perfect Day – Nations Afire (Chris-Ex Rise Against/Brett & Nik-Ignite)

10. The Late Shift – Donald Spence (Donald-Versus The World)

11. Face Down – The Sparring

12. Money – Litchfield

13. We Were Alive – Versus The World (Mike-The Ataris/Chris-Lagwagon)


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VERSUS THE WORLD frontman DONALD SPENCE to Release Solo EP “The Late Shift” via Hardline Entertainment.


Donald Spence














Hardline Entertainment is proud to announce the upcoming release of “The Late Shift”, the debut solo EP from Versus the World frontman Donald Spence. Out March 4th, the EP will be a collection of stripped-down songs that highlight the singer-songwriter’s gifts for melody and story telling.

Spence has spent the last few years touring the globe with his band Versus the World (whose members include The Ataris’ Michael Davenport and Lagwagon’s Chris Flippin) in support of their latest release Drink. Sing. Live. Love. Despite the bands hectic touring schedule, Spence’s creative energy hasn’t slowed down a bit, and the “The Late Shift” is a document of the ups and downs of a life lived for art.

The EP also represents a bit of a departure for Spence, as he eschews the post-punk for which Versus the World is known, instead taking his cues from Americana, alt country, and rock and roll. The resulting collection of songs featuring the title track “The Late Shift”, Donald sings about living and loving in the working class world, “Forever the poor boys, drinking bottom shelf with the rest of the working stiffs. What ever keeps that fire lit.” Lamenting that sometimes working to just get by is more than enough. With the track “Don’t it Show”, Spence writes about the life that doesn’t stop when you leave on tour. The relationships and the world that refuse to quit turning just because you left the country. “The great healer and killer of all things. We’re all doing time.”

Listen to “The Late Shift”

Donald Spence and Hardline Entertainment have teamed up to release “The Late Shift” just in time for Spence and Versus the World’s stint on The Ataris “So Long Astoria” reunion tour (which will also feature support from Authority Zero and Drag the River). Spence will also be lending his services on guitar, keyboards and backing vocals on stage with The Ataris.

Donald Spence “The Late Shift” Out March 4th on Hardline Entertainment!












Track Listing

1) The City

2) The Late Shift

3) Don’t It Show

4) You’re Trouble

5) Breathe Steady



Feb. 16- Santa Barbara, CA @ The Velvet Jones w/ The Flatliners

Feb. 17- Sacramento, CA @ Midtown Barfly w/ The Flatliners

Feb. 28- Scottsdale, AZ @ Pub Rock w/ The Ataris

March 1- Las Vegas, NV @ Backstage Bar w/ The Ataris

March 2- Fresno, CA @ Strummers w/ The Ataris

March 3- San Lois Obispo, CA. @ SLO Brew w/ The Ataris

March 5- West Hollywood, CA. @ House of Blues w/ The Ataris, Authority Zero, Drag the River

March 6- Anaheim, CA. @ House of Blues w/ The Ataris, Authority Zero, Drag the River

March 7- San Diego, CA. @ House of Blues w/ The Ataris, Authority Zero, Drag the River

March 8- San Francisco, CA. @ Bottom of the Hill w/ The Ataris, Authority Zero, Drag the River

March 11- Portland, OR. @ Hawthorne Theatre w/ The Ataris, Authority Zero, Drag the River

March 12- Seattle, WA. @ The Showbox w/ The Ataris, Authority Zero, Drag the River

March 13- Boise, ID. @ The Knitting Factory w/ The Ataris, Authority Zero, Drag the River

March 14- Salt Lake City, UT. @ In the Venue (Club Sound) w/ The Ataris, Authority Zero, Drag the River

March 15- Denver, CO. @ Summit Music Hall w/ The Ataris, Authority Zero, Drag the River

March 16- Kansas City, MO. @ The Riot Room w/ The Ataris, Authority Zero, Drag the River

March 18- St. Louis, MO. @ Old Rock House w/ The Ataris, Authority Zero, Drag the River



March 20- Minneapolis, MN. @ Mill City Nights w/ The Ataris, Authority Zero, Drag the River, Gasoline Heart

March 21- Chicago, IL. @ House of Blues w/ The Ataris, Authority Zero, Drag the River, Gasoline Heart

March 22- Indianapolis, IN. @ The Vogue w/ The Ataris, Authority Zero, Drag the River, Gasoline Heart

March 23- Detroit, MI. @ The Shelter w/ The Ataris, Authority Zero, Drag the River, Gasoline Heart

March 24- Cleveland, OH. @ Agora Ballroom w/ The Ataris, Authority Zero, Drag the River, Gasoline Heart

March 26- Pittsburg, PA. @ Alter Bar w/ The Ataris, Authority Zero, Drag the River, Gasoline Heart

March 27- Philadelphia, PA. @ The Theatre of Living Arts w/ The Ataris, Authority Zero, Drag the River, Gasoline Heart

March 28- Silver Spring, MD. @ The Fillmore w/ The Ataris, Authority Zero, Drag the River, Gasoline Heart

March 29- Boston, MA. @ Brighton Music Hall w/ The Ataris, Authority Zero, Drag the River, Gasoline Heart

March 30 – New York City, NY @ The Gramercy Theatre w/ The Ataris, Authority Zero, Drag the River, Gasoline Heart

April 2 – Buffalo, NY @ Waiting Room w/ Authority Zero

April 3 – Asbury Park, NJ @ The Saint w/ Authority Zero

April 4 – Vienna, VA @ Jammin Java w/ Authority Zero

April 5 – Virginia Beach, VA @ Jewish Mother w/ Authority Zero

April 6 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masquerade w/ Authority Zero

April 8 – Gainesville, FL @ High Dive w/ Authority Zero

April 9 – Jacksonville, FL @ Jack Rabbits w/ Authority Zero

April 10 – Tampa, FL @ State Theatre w/ Authority Zero

April 11 – West Palm Beach, FL @ Culture Room w/ Authority Zero

April 15 – Austin, TX @ Stubb’s Jr w/ Authority Zero

April 17 – Prescott, AZ @ Bar w/ Authority Zero

April 18 – Fullerton, CA @ Slidebar w/ Authority Zero



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AUTHORITY ZERO & VERSUS THE WORLD to Support The Ataris-‘So Long, Astoria’ Reunion Tour!

For the first time in a decade, the classic lineup of The Ataris will reconvene to perform their million-selling album, So Long, Astoria, in its entirety from start to finish.   For one tour only, Kristopher Roe, Mike Davenport, Chris Knapp and John Collura will share the stage to celebrate their beloved album, performing fan-favorite hits like “So Long, Astoria,” “The Saddest Song” and their iconic version of Don Henley’s “Boys of Summer.”  Support will include: Authority Zero, Drag The River, Versus The World and Gasoline Heart.  Tickets for the upcoming tour will go on sale to the public on December 20th.
In conjunction with today’s tour announcement, The Ataris has released part one of a new mini-documentary about the band’s reunion and the making of So Long, Astoria.  Watch it now, exclusively at
Formed in 1996, The Ataris went on to sell hundreds of thousands of albums on small independent label Kung Fu Records before signing to Columbia Records in 2001.  In 2003, the band released their career-defining album, So Long, Astoria, which sold over a million copies and spawned the hits, “In this Diary,” “The Saddest Song” and “Boys of Summer.”
After headlining multiple Warped Tours and selling out major tours of their own, the classic line-up of The Ataris disbanded in 2004, leaving behind a legacy of influence and rock-radio anthems that still live on today.
A decade later, that lineup will reunite for one tour to celebrate So Long, Astoria, an album that helped redefine punk rock in the early 2000’s with vivid confessionals and melodic heartfelt sing-alongs.
“I’m looking forward to going out and bringing these songs to a crowd and really giving it our all, and hopefully bringing some of these fun memories back to our fans,” singer/guitarist Kristopher Roe says.  “I really feel like the most important thing is to be reconnected with three of my old best friends.  I’m excited to go out and make music with them again.”
“It’s a lot of nostalgia to come back and do this tour,” guitarist John Collura adds.  “It’s a celebration of what the four of us accomplished as a band.”
“This tour, for me, means more of redemption,” concludes bassist Mike Davenport.  “Us four reunited again, performing what I think is one of our best albums.”
“I haven’t seen these guys in forever,” drummer Chris Knapp says.  “It’s going to be crazy.”
The Ataris’ So Long, Astoria Reunion Tour Dates:
Feb 28 – Scottsdale, AZ – Pub Rock-N0 Authority Zero
March 1 – Las Vegas, NV – Backstage Bar-No Authority Zero
March 2 – Fresno, CA – Strummer’s-No Authority Zero
March 3 – San Luis Obispo, CA – SLO Brewing Company-No Authority Zero
March 5 – Los Angeles, CA – House of Blues
March 6 – Anaheim, CA – House of Blues
March 7 – San Diego, CA – House of Blues
March 8 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
March 11 – Portland, OR – Hawthorne Theatre
March 12 – Seattle, WA – The Showbox at the Market
March 13 – Boise, ID – Knitting Factory
March 14 – Salt Lake City, UT – In The Venue (Club Sound)
March 15 – Denver, CO – The Summit Music Hall-No Authority Zero
March 16 – Kansas City, MO – Riot Room
March 18 – St. Louis, MO – Old Rock House
March 20 – Minneapolis, MN – Mill City Nights-No VTW
March 21 – Chicago, IL – House of Blues-No VTW
March 22 – Indianapolis, IN – The Vogue-No VTW
March 23 – Detroit, MI – The Shelter-No VTW
March 24 – Cleveland, OH – Agora Ballroom-No VTW
March 25 – Pittsburgh, PA – Altar Bar-No VTW
March 27 – Philadelphia, PA – Theatre of Living Arts-No VTW
March 28 – Silver Spring, MD – The Fillmore-No VTW
March 29 – Boston, MA – Brighton Music Hall-No VTW
March 30 – New York, NY – The Gramercy Theatre-No VTW


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