Versus the World are veterans of the pop-punk scene and, including ex-members of The Ataris and Lagwagon, are the vehicle for lead singer, songwriter and guitarist Donald Spence to vent about life on and off the road and rage about the lot of the downtrodden of the world its beauty In many ways, Homesick/Roadsick is a journey back in time – a picture in a time capsule if you will. If you take a look at the pop-punk genre circa 2005 – right around Versus The World‘s inception – to now, it’s almost night and day. Back in 2005, Blink 182 and New Found Glory were within their respective heydays. while now bands like Modern Baseball and Knuckle Puck have carried that mantle for a new generation of fans. With their third album, Versus The World seeks to epitomize their California-bred sound with stories from the road. Homesick/Roadsick is basically pages out of a journal – eleven snapshots of a personal journey of being in a band and what to do once your band is taking a brief hiatus. Versus The World is a veteran band in a scene that still has an audience for old style pop-punk. And there’s a heart within this album that makes it very real.