Sitting in a hotel room outside of New York City, founding members James Mason (Vocals) and Jackson Wise (Guitar & Vocals) finished writing what would become The Vantage’s debut single “On My Way.” They had no idea that their anthemic, upbeat track would receive over 200K views on SoundCloud within the next year. From that moment on they haven’t looked back, and are anticipating a long road ahead.
Fast-forward a year and it’s easy to see the gears are beginning to turn. In March of 2013, the band played their first show at SXSW alongside The Dangerous Summer, American Authors, and The Mowgli’s. The duo released their Summer EP on May 28th, 2013. AbsolutePunk.net gave the EP an 8/10 saying, “Mason and Wise have finally recognized their potential and embraced it with The Vantage…as each track showcases a different skill from the two musicians.” That same week, the group reached the #2 spot on Billboard’s Next Big Sound Fastest Accelerating Artist Chart. In July, “On My Way” was featured in the ABC Family series premiere of The Vineyard. The band has gone on to be featured on MTV programming.
With no plans of losing the momentum, The Vantage returned to the studio in August 2013 to finish recording their debut record, which they hope to release by the spring of 2014. They re-released their EP under the new title This Time Now November 26th, 2014 along with a stop motion music video for "On My Way." It’s not hard to see these guys have a rare drive and dedication to making music with the talent to match. Watch out for them because The Vantage is on the horizon.