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It’s powerful, it’s chunky, it’s crunchy and has enough force to bounce out of huge speakers and lift the seats out of any stadium
— Darragh O’Dea | Band Blurb


Version 5 is the brainchild of Minneapolis brothers Andy & Spencer Olson.  In 2018 they picked up  drummer AJ Rowe, who adds extra flair and  energy to the group. For Version 5, nothing compares to the floor shaking beats of electronic music and the raw energy of rock music. 

Sonically, Version 5 (or [v5]) combine elements from the EDM/Electro-Punk world and the Rock/Industrial world to create something truly their own. This creates an infectious combination that is perfect for fans of Nine Inch Nails, The Prodigy, and Linkin Park. Their unique sound quickly caught the attention of multi-platinum A&R/producer Jeff Blue (Macy Gray, Linkin Park), and in 2015 they released their debut EP, co-produced by Blue.

Their live performances are inspired by the unique lineups of artists like NERO and Twenty One Pilots.

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It’s nothing short of remarkable when an artist has the ability to create music in such a way that it keeps your attention, and also causes you to pursue more of their music in the years to come.
— Jason Ryan Jones | Gashouse Radio

"Why Don't You Drop" - [Official Music Video]

City Pages Local Frames: Must See Minnesota Music Videos

On this new single, big-hook industrial rockers Version 5 focus their powers on creating aggressive, dizzying rhythms, complemented with melodies that soar over the top. The twentysomething duo of Minneapolis brothers Andy and Spencer Olson have come up with the kind of gym playlist anthem that spikes your adrenaline with every cycle of verse-bridge-chorus, and Ryan Thielen’s gritty video ups the intensity even further to a teeth-gritting peak.

Girl at the Rock Shows Review:

The music video for “Why Don’t You Drop” matches the chaos yet restraint of the music perfectly. There are moments with intense strobe lights followed by moments of pure beauty as the camera follows a beautiful woman dressed in a gorgeous red gown down an empty hallway. There’s a sinister vibe about the video that, again, matches the almost bipolar vibe that the music gives off at times. Beyond matching the music perfectly, the music video is so well done and professionally edited that it was hard for me to remember that these guys are just a couple of local boys done good. Watching a local group like this have a video that truly catapults them onto another level is one of my favorite things and every time I watched their “Why Don’t You Drop” music video, I find myself with all of the warm fuzzies.

"Take You There" - [Official Music Video]

City Pages Local Frames: Must See Minnesota Music Videos

Brothers Andy and Spencer Olsen have put a ton of polish into their new video for "Take You There." The Version 5 members have turned a stadium rocker into a Hollywood-ready visual. From afront a layer of smoke, the two brothers rock out prodigiously. You could've almost pictured the video being intercut with tackles and Hail Marys as part of yesterday's Super Bowl send-up footage, that's how rousing the three-and-a-half-minute alt rock anthem is. Think Linkin Park without the rapping or Puddle of Mudd with some goddamn competence.


Awards, Endorsements, etc.

Winner of After the Burial Remix Contest :: Hosted by Sumerian Records [OCT 2018]

93x & 92KQRS - 2018 Next2Rock Battle of the Bands winner [AUG 2018]

93X Loud & Local  - featured artist of the week [JAN 29 2018]

Go963 Go Fest ‘18 Battle of the Bands Finalist [JUNE 2018]

Rockin' 101 Band of the Month [OCT 2016]

Endorsed by Moniker Guitars

Endorsed by Ironton Sound - [custom 4x12 amp cabinet]

Clothing Sponsorship w/ Shredded Dreams Apparel

noteworthy Performances

Support for Stone Sour @ The Palace Theatre - St. Paul MN :: August 26th 2018

Support for Mushroomhead @ The Skyway Theater - Minneapolis MN :: September 13th 2018

Support for Deadset Society @ What’s Up Lounge - Mankato MN :: September 2nd 2017

Support for Authority Zero @ Triple Rock Social Club - Minneapolis MN :: September 22nd 2013


Interviews // Q&A


Lexi Dingman :: PR/Management

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Andy Olson :: Music/Creative

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