September 16, 2014

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An electronic mix makes music hop

Day Method band members Ben Williams on vocals and guitar, Dylan Bimuller as lead guitar and scream vocals and Matt Williams on drums. (COURTESY PHOTO)

Nicole Rhoades | BEAT Reporter

Brunswick has, for many years, been able to boast some really amazing residents.

Now, they can add it is the hometown of Day Method.

Day Method is a local band comprised of Ben Williams on vocals and guitar, Dylan Bimuller as lead guitar and scream vocals and Matt Williams on drums.

The group aims to make unique music with an electronic twist — stylistically taking on pop-like traits but mixing them with a little bit of magic to make an addicting sound.

“Most local bands have been unlikely to take on mainstream genres such as electronic, dance and dubstep,” Ben Williams said. “That in itself seems ironic to us that some of the most popular genres in today’s industry are very rarely pursued by the local bands that want so badly to ‘make it.’

“That’s where we come in. We’ve spent the past several years developing mainstream-type music while at the same time adding our own little spin to it.”

The group cites musicians such as Owl City and Breathe Carolina as their inspirations, but the group has a special appreciation for artists whom older generations can identify with.

“My mother pretty much raised me on all the Hall of Fame artists such as Hendrix, Elton John, Stevie Ray Vaughn and primarily The Beatles — artists that all inspired me to pick up a guitar,” Bimuller said. “I actually didn’t like it when I was little. I wanted my Radio Disney station on in the car.

“But now that I’m older, I definitely have grown to love and appreciate all of the artists that were talented enough to make it into our prized Hall of Fame.”

Day Method is very humbled by the support from their fans, and the group eagerly tries to return the favor by distinguishing themselves as positive role models that an entire community can look up to, Ben Williams said.

“We try to reach out to our fans and convey as positive of a message as possible to them in order to inspire them in a positive way,” he said. “This world is full of so much negativity and brokenness that when something positive comes along, people don’t know what to do. And that’s very sad. We try to be the band that understands what teens are going through, and what adults went through when they were teens, or even in their present lives. That’s why we have songs such as ‘Beautiful’ and ‘Here I Am Whole.’

“Our uniqueness is defined by not only the style of music we play, but also by the way we interact with and view our fans. They are everything to us and we wouldn’t be on this climb at all if it wasn’t for them. Thank you, ‘Methodists.’ ”

The band has a Facebook page — facebook.com/daymethod — where they announce upcoming concerts.

Nicole Rhoades, a senior at Brunswick High School, is one of more than 35 “backpack journalists” in the award-winning Brunswick Schools Video Program. Go to www.thebeat22.com to learn more about the Program, or visit thebeat.pegcentral.com to view videos produced by the students.