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As For You / Press

“As For You describes itself as “a breath of fresh air” and, after listening to “The Process of Separation,” I’m not inclined to argue all that hard. The thing that makes the album so interesting is As For You’s ability to change pace while maintaining a cohesive sound. Front man Josh Baumunk’s vocals shine throughout the album, as the band’s sound swings from more melodic tracks like “Let Me Be” and “Inside,” to much harder fare like “All to Hell.” It’s difficult to point at any one aspect of the band’s sound and say “this is what makes it work,” and that’s a testament to As For You’s overall polish and ability. Bassist Harpo Dunaway and drummer Brian Ickowitz make for a top-notch rhythm section, and the guitar work of Harold Waits and Jeremiah Johnson round out a beautifully realized sound. CV As For You play Gross Domestic Product on Saturday, April 13.”

“The Des Moines music scene has long supported local hard rock and heavy metal acts. Stone Sour, Slipknot and Index Case are three choice examples of those whose early roots can be traced back to the greater Metro area. The foundation that those bands initially laid down in the ’90s is once again being built upon by up-and-coming Des Moines based quintet, As For You. Despite their very recent formation in 2012, the band has already produced a seven-track EP entitled Let Me Be, which dropped in early March. While their debut effort is without question a collection of in-your-face, aggressive rock songs, it’s on tracks like the acoustic guitar-led “Inside” where As For You demonstrates adaptability, shifting from chest pounding metal music to a more introspective and melodic tone.”