My name is Mike Scudieri. I’m the songwriter and producer of Thus. The quality of music has steadily declined over the years. I'm fighting that. Artists’ focus seems to be on production and instruments. The lowest common denominator is mistaken for relatablility. The most essential ingredient in good music...is good music. As listeners we ignore dated sound production and return time and again to old school music. And even on the worst guitar in the world, great songs make us feel something. No matter who you are, or what style you listen to, it really is all about the music.
THUS was just a recording project intended to find band mates. I wrote and recorded what would become the first album at home during an emotional 4 months in late 2006. Upon completion I felt the songs possessed enough character to release as an album online. Joined by a revolving door of faithful friends and fantastic musicians over the following years, the band performed around New England. During this time I wrote and recorded what would become the second album, Thus II, released in April 2011. The Unplugged Ep a couple years later displayed a handful of songs from the first 2 albums reimagined for - you guessed it - acoustic guitars. After 5 years of work, I completed and published Thus III, a lengthy sonic journey of intertwining concepts and new stylistic territory. Which brings us to today: there are a number of songs already recorded for a 4th collection which will be a return to my brand of straight forward punk/metal from the first album. Mid/late 2018 isn’t unrealistic...
Check out the music. Let it take you somewhere, feel free to support or just download for free and share. That’s why I do this. Cheers-