Words Such As Burn was born in Raleigh, NC when Bruce Harris said, "we have a gig in two weeks" and was met with the reply, "who is we?" Before these words, the future WSAB members had never played music together with just the five of them. What started as a rotating group of random friends jamming in a basement, became a band scrambling to put together a set. Nobody will ever know why a non-existant band was asked to perform live, but 14 days later, WSAB played their first show.
A year and a half later, Words Such As Burn continues with their original lineup of Bruce (vocals & bass), his brother Sammy Harris (drums & recording engineer), Chris Holcomb (lead guitar), and the father-son combo of Charles (keyboard) and Todd Stiefel (rhythm guitar). Their songs come from an eclectic mix of various rock genres ranging from blues, punk, hard, heavy, grunge, alterative, classic, and modern. Words Such As Burn simply loves rock-n-roll in all of its incarnations with inspirations ranging from The Ramones to The Strokes, and from The Animals to The Black Keys.
Their first single is "Flow", a song about what religion costs us, believers and unbelievers alike, in terms of lost relationships. It speaks of the pain that can be brought by the divide between atheists and theists, while offering hope of what could be. In an effort "to let love flow," all of the band's proceeds from the song will be donated to charity and 40% of the net sales of all other songs will be donated as well.
Other available Words Such As Burn songs include originals "Fallacy One: Argument from Ignorance", "Over You" and their cover of "I Got Mine". Their music is the ultimate in modern DIY, with it all recorded, mixed and distributed from their homes.