Deemed by Alternative Press Magazine as a ‘Band To Watch’ in 2010, the publication continues to show belief in the band as they premiere the new music video for the song Summer Forgets Me today at
Summer Forgets Me is from the band’s upcoming September 6 self-titled album release from Mono vs Stereo, produced by Relient K guitarist and Mono Vs Stereo A&R Matthew Hoopes. Over the course of twelve songs, love takes the shape of a fiery dragon, a closed doorway, a distant tower and an unpredictable ghost. This is the follow up to the band’s 2009 release Birds & Cages.
There is indeed a positive uplift in the sweeping contours of the opening tracks, as ‘Desire’, ‘Sixteen’ and ‘Summer Forgets Me’ provide a powerful and emotional kick start to the record. As Blaylock pushes his sky-scraper of a voice up, over and around jangling guitars and head-bobbing grooves, he articulates beautifully poetic and eloquent metaphors.
Deas Vail is: Wes Blaylock – Vocals, Keys, Laura Blaylock – Keys, Synth, Wes Saunders – Drums, Andy Moore- Guitar and Justin Froning – Bass.
When Deas Vail formed in 2003, Blaylock says the goal was to back his own acoustic singer-songwriter project, with no bigger picture in mind than friends having fun. “We didn’t think we’d be doing it professionally years later,” he says. But three albums, two EPs and a few member changes later, the band has matured into a formidably tight unit.
The band recently join forces with label-mates Farewell Flight to release a 4 track split EP available digitally now, the EP features lead singles from Farewell Flight and Deas Vail as well as exclusive b-sides from each.
Mono vs. Stereo, is a partnership between Gotee Records and Relient K.