Deas Vail is working hard to make sure their presence is known, just wrapping up a successful club trek with Lydia and a run
on Vans Warped Tour 2010, the band is excited to release two b-sides, “Under Our Skin” and “All Eyes Are On You Now” to
hit digitally TODAY.  See the cover art here: <> .

The band’s Mono vs. Stereo debut Birds & Cages is out now,  a dozen songs that take on mammoth-sized questions about
freedom, love, hope, fear, transformation and just what it means to become a better human being. That might seems like a
tall order for a modern rock album but Deas Vail make their soul searching inquiries sound exhilarating, with swooning
choruses, sparkly panoramic arrangements and lyrics that flirt with darkness but ultimately tilt towards optimism.
Birds & Cages will be available for only $5 for the month of August at AmazonMP3 at this link: <>

Birds & Cages is the second release from the newly revived record label, Mono vs. Stereo, a partnership between

See them live:
8/26            Gentry Auditorium, Jefferson City, TN
9/5              Off Broadway, St. Louis, MO
9/7              Musica, Akron, Oh
9/8              Messiah College (Larson Student Union), Grantham, PA
9/9              Club Relevant, Virginia Beach, VA
9/30            The Scrounge- University of Delaware, Newark, DE
11/20          The Hub, Springdale, AR


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