Come to Me
Basement 31 is an all-original alternative rock band from New Jersey. Presently, the band is composed of Aurelius 'Goldie' Masaoy (vocals), Ryan Paayas (lead and rhythm guitars), John Sayson (bass guitar) and Carlo 'Ponti' David (drums and percussion). The band's inspirations to write songs are from experiences relating to issues they have personally encountered including social, psychological, racial and sometimes personal relationships. Basement 31 was formed in the summer of 1997 in Union, New Jersey and have been playing in local New York City and Jersey clubs which includes now defunt CBGBs and Coney Island High, Tribeca Club and Obsessions for some time now. The band's name came from a basement of a house #31 in Hillside where they practiced during their early years. On February 2000, the band has produced and released their full-length debut indie album '...it doesn't matter...!' and emerged with an alternative metal sound. Songs 'Strum' and 'Just' were featured on the soundtrack of the film 'The Debut' in 2001. Around the summer of 2002, Basement 31 hit the studio and started working on new materials. After seven years of on and off recording , the new full-length 2nd indie album 'Come To Me' was finally released on April 4, 2009 in New York City.