Since the departure of vocalist Austin Carlile from Of Mice And Men a few months ago, the band immediately vowed to continue on with Aaron Pauley as the sole vocalist of the band. Considering his successful run in Jamie’s Elsewhere (seriously, that band deserved to be huge), what would he sound like doing all of the vocals, singing and screaming, live?
If the results are like what happened at Las Rageous Festival this weekend, it might end up working after all. Regardless of how beloved Austin Carlile is to his fans, Aaron does a nice job here, and with a few shows under his belt, might yet win over some fans. He deserves a fair shot. The band played “Bones Exposed” (which you can find in the video below), as well as “You’re Not Alone”, “The Depths”, and a handful of other songs. The very early fan reaction has certainly been pretty good, if Youtube and Reddit evidence are anything to go by.