Hard/Active Rock band Gears have released their cover of the Deftones single/video “Bored” along with The Label Group/INgrooves. From the opening riff, the drive of the guitar signifies a harder/active rock edge; as the vocals of Trip Six take hold the crux of the melody immediately fixes itself into a richer deeper tone of urgency. From there, drummer Jimmy Wooten and bassist Josh Routt round out this edgier rising surge – as “Bored” can be experienced in driving waves. Gears have taken an alternative metal sound from ‘95 and brought it to reflect an unconventional hard/active rock that resonates to the year 2020. “Bored” is Gears’ perfect song chosen to round out their music releases for this year. A track to seal those Deftones influences but brand it solidly to Gears.
“Bored has been a song that we have been playing live since LITERALLY our first show on our first tour as a band in 2014. We just always loved that song and more importantly, we love how the crowd reacts to that song. In the instance of this cover, it’s just always been a really cool point in the set to be able to sort of connect with the audience. Whenever we do that song, we are doing it because Deftones are such an influence to us. We’re huge fans of theirs and our audience seems to be as well. It’s a cool way to sort of connect with the crowd as fans during the live show, so we thought maybe we should record the song. So we did! Hopefully, people dig it.” – Jimmy Wooten
GEARS is a heavy and hard-hitting rock band from Miami, FL. Founded in 2014, the band has had their share of adversity and always seems to overcome, building on the foundation of the challenges before. Drawing influences from Prince and David Bowie to Deftones and everything in between, they strive to achieve a balance between solid songwriting and musicianship to an overwhelmingly energetic stage show.
Since 2014, GEARS has released 2 EPs, “Set in Motion” and “Pride Comes Before the Fall” as well as numerous single releases. Of note and radio success, Their first single “Burning Both Ends Out,” their sarcastic attack on the social media culture “Face Down,” and their assault on the media and its divisive manipulations “End This.” They’ve also had the unique opportunity to collaborate with Corey Glover (Living Colour) on a reimagining of the multi-platinum classic, “Cult of Personality.”
GEARS is no stranger to the road. They have toured extensively with the likes of All That Remains, Upon a Burning Body, Seasons After, Bridge to Grace, The Bunny The Bear and many others as well as their own headline dates. With all tour plans being postponed indefinitely due to COVID-19, the band looks forward to the days where they can hopefully return to their home on the road to connect with their fans in 2021.