All Envy Aside is Wisconsin's top alternative rock act. The band won mtvU's nationwide search for the "Best Music on Campus" contest in 2005, which resulted in a music video for their winning track "Burning Again". The video received heavy airplay on mtvU, along with nationwide press. The band was named "Rock Group of the Year" by the Wisconsin Area Music Industry in 2006. All Envy Aside prides themselves on writing energetic, intense music that anyone can relate to. Check out some tracks and see for yourself!
More about Envy
Envy was born in December of 2001 at UW-Platteville. At its core were five individuals who drew upon different musical backgrounds, but held the same passion for creating powerful and memorable songs. Today, although the scope of the band has changed and broadened with experience, the passion behind each song remains as focused as the day it began.
Now calling the city of Milwaukee its home, Envy is far from your typical rock band. Envy?s music fuses straight-up rock-n?-roll with elements of blues, pop, R&B, and experimental textures. What results is a clearly distinctive, irresistible sound that has won over listeners all over Wisconsin and beyond. In addition to their unique and captivating sound, Envy offers up one of the best live performances around. Constantly drawing upon the crowd and each other to ignite the song?s energy, the band incorporates the audience to create a memorable show that keeps people longing for more.
Envy has released two albums which showcase the band?s diversity and creativity: Identity Crisis, May 2003, and Message for the Blind, January 2005. The first disc was heavily supported by internet radio station wazee.org, and allowed the band the opportunity to spread its music to a larger audience. Then, determined to hone the band?s style to something instantly recognizable, Envy began to build their second disc from the ground up. Message for the Blind, independantly mixed and recorded by Envy over an entire year, seamlessly combined the band?s influnces into songs which set the band apart from all comparison. The music is distinctly Envy, and it has been critically acclaimed by press and internet sources. The disc also includes Envy RPG, a role-playing video game created by the band. The game uses Envy?s music and history to create an addicting story that brings people to know the band better through playing the game. Through their musical endeavors, Envy has earned the opportunities to share the stage with artists such as Three Days Grace, Kevin Martin of Candlebox, The Goodyear Pimps, Jesse Lang, and other national acts.
The band continues to create new music and build its presence through its live shows and online following. Envy seeks to expand its fanbase everywhere it goes, and constantly promote the roots of rock in their new and unique style.