BEYOND VIRTUE, BEYOND VICE
It’s a shame that Atlantic Records and Vaux parted ways before this 11-track album was released, as this Colorado sextet truly embody everything right about rock music on BEYOND VIRTUE, BEYOND VICE. Taking ample influence from Warped Tour alumni, grunge-era superstars, grimy punk players, and Radiohead’s radiance, songs like “Cocaine James” infectiously romps inside your brain while retaining its darkened aura. Able to transcend the intangibles and keep the music mattering first, songs like “A Simple Man” creates atmosphere, tells a story, and rocks, all in one. When was the last time a song you heard did all three? Hopefully order will be restored and this disc will be widely available for the rock world to fully embrace.