The Vague Demos
I'll Carry on
You're My Star
In My Room
Mr. Two Face
Since I only have
a demo of some songs from the upcoming Vague album, I call this a Quick
and Dirty Review.
First off you may
have noticed that I love harmonies, and The Vague delivers!. The first
track I heard 94 made me a ready fan, it has all the proper ingredients
for a great Power Pop band. Harmonies, strong guitars, great melody, killer
vocals, and a rock solid rhythm section. With a touch of Posies,
and a vague stones feel this song would be a great single for the band.
The second track
I'll Carry on starts with some great rhythm guitars. with nice and subtle
lead blended in, the vocals appear and complete the overall feel of the
song, Vocalist Chuck Oney is hard to nail down in comparison to other singers,
at times his vocals bring visions of the Posies, other time Elvis Costello,
and yet other such as at moments of this song reminded me of Morissey or
the Cure. Scott Carr and Chucks guitar riffs are as solid you could possibly
want, and Kyle Virgin's never misses a drum beat. Another Ohio band The
Szuters cop a similar feel, and like the Szuters The Vague manage to create
niche that is so dearly missing in Popular music today.
You're a Star, is
another favorite on this album, it has a real Mod feel to it, I can just
picture the go go dancers on stage during a live performance of this song.
The short and sweet
of it is, if you dig Power Pop or Alternapop you MUST buy The Vague's debut
when it is released you will not be disappointed. We expect
big things from these guys in the future.
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