VITAL will be bringing to light 10 splendid songs you should bury yourself in! Do not expect “genre barriers”!
Rubin Kates and the Revival – Lily of November
A haunting tale of love and trust, set on the landscape of a relationship between an older man and a younger woman; A folk gem by Rubin Kates and the Revival
Zigg Zag – Diddy Kong
We just cannot get enough of the instrumental hip-hop treat inspired by the classic Super Nintendo game “Donkey Kong Country”… Pure DOPE!
The Wild Stares – Obsidian
The Wild Stares (veterans of the legendary Ace of Hearts record label) were a hugely influential LA band in the ’80s and ’90s. This is their first LP in 28 years! Experimental rock at its best!
The Sea At Midnight – Afterglow
Los Angeles songwriter Vince Grant produced and mixed by Chris King of Cold Showers with drums by Brandon Pierce of Glaare is gifting us with another post punk/dark wave hymn… Embrace The Sea At Midnight
Great Peacock – Learning to Say Goodbye
The closing track of Great Peacock’s latest album contains one of the most powerful, emotional crescendos we have experienced for years… “ïts ok to be alone”… Masterpiece straight out from the 70s!
Spectral Gates – system16
Sydney duo Spectral Gates’ recent track ‘system16’ is a cosmic post-mathdisco with a kraut rock heart! Insert coin!!
Dave Cherub – Patio Nights
Country-folk singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Dave Cherub recently released his debut album, and ‘Patio Nights’ is an incredible sample you should get your hands on!
Mr. Carver – Cuck
A song is about Roger Stone and Paul Manafort; two known cuckolds who have also cucked out the USA to Donald Trump and fascism. An acoustic punk hymn unlike anything else you’ve recently experienced…
X Harlow – Shiloh
‘Shiloh’ details the deep fear of the US plunged into a conflict that moves offline and into the streets. Melodic industrial, gothic rock and cold wave perfectly tied into a genuine entity
Soft Kill – Pretty Face
“A slightly left field approach to post-punk with its triumphant and upbeat energy while still channeling the doom/gloom sound Portland’s Soft Kill has built their identity around.” Soft Kill deliver one of the most memorable aural moments of 2020