Sunday, August 03, 2008

Music Monday: Deas Vail

Have you ever been perusing your music collection and run across a song or album title that you can't place for the life of you? But then you listen to the music and you wonder how you ever forgot about it. Well, that happened to me this last week, and I've had this groups music in my head ever since - without regrets.

Let me introduce you to Deas Vail. That is, unless you've already heard of them. But somehow I'm not sure you have heard of this indie group. I stumbled on some free downloads a year or so ago, and I really liked what I heard. Here is a sample of their sound.

Deas Vail - "Anything You Say" from All The Houses Look The Same

Here are a few impressions about their first album, All The Houses Look The Same:

  • They have a good rock sound, and make great use of syncopation to vary that sound.
  • However, some of the music patterns / riffs are found in several songs (i.e. repetitive).
  • The lead singer lilts in and out of falsetto voice, giving the group a signature for their style.
  • However, some people just plain don't like a man singing falsetto, so you either take it of you leave it. And, perhaps, this gets a bit overused, as well.
  • A few of the stand-out songs on the album include "Anything You Say" (above), "A Lover's Charm", "These Little Boats", and "Rewind".
So, you've had a chance to listen to the above song. What do you think of Deas Vail? Have you ever hear their music before? Based on this one song, would you buy more? I'm just curious, is all.

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Anonymous said...

I'm not so much a Deas Vail fan. I am a big fan of their label, owner and producer, Mark Townsend. They are one of those bands for me where I appreciate their talent, but musically it doesn't do a whole lot for me.

euphrony said...

Yeah, like I said, you probably either like 'em or you don't. I agree about their label, though.

Anonymous said...

I love Deas Vail. Yes, I recommend them as well, especially the song "Rewind" which is one of my favorite songs from 2007.

Beth said...

Wandered over here from Paul Joseph's blog and happy to find such interesting posts. I like the band, but I think it's something my 12-year old son would REALLY like....we'll check 'em out.

Nice blog. I'll be back!

euphrony said...

Thanks for stopping by and commenting. come back anytime.

Anonymous said...

I'm a random person dropping by. Did you listen to their latest EP? They've gotten more defined in their sound, I think. For you to judge...

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