“Get yourself some DV love” – Alternative Press

Mono vs Stereo band Deas Vail wins spot on mtvU’s The Freshman, voted in by fans as the pick of the week last week, video for ‘Excuses’ is added into regular on-air rotation starting today.

See the video at: http://www.mtvu.com/video/?vid=493221

As one of Alternative Press Magazines “100 Bands You Need To Know In 2010”, Deas Vail is ready to conquer and bring their music and message to the masses as they wrap up a sold out and successful tour with Copeland the band will take a short break from the road and gear up for a summer trek with the Vans Warped Tour ’10. 

Deas Vail is: Wes Blaylock – Vocals, Keys, Laura Blaylock – Keys, Synth, Kelsey Harelson – Drums, Andy Moore – Guitar and Justin Froning – Bass.

See them live:

With Copeland:

4/5               Rocketown                                 Nashville, TN

4/6               Square Room                              Knoxville, TN

4/7               Masquerade                                Atlanta, GA

4/8               State Theater                              St Petersburg, FL

4/9               Culture Room                              Ft. Lauderdale, FL

4/10             The Social                                  Orlando, FL

4/11             The Social                                  Orlando, FL

With Owl City

5/4               Val Air Ballroom                           Des Moines, IA

5/5               The Pageant                               St Louis, MO

Vans Warped Tour 2010

8/1               Canterbury Park                           Minneapolis, MN

8/2               Sandstone Amphitheater               Kansas City, MO

8/5               Race City Speedway                     Calgary, Alberta

8/7               Utah State Fairgrounds                  SLC, UT

8/8               Invesco Field                              Denver, CO

8/11             Pomona Fairplex                          Pomona, CA

8/12             Sleep Train Amphitheater              Sacramento, CA

8/13             Idaho Center Amphitheater            Boise, ID

8/14             The Gorge                                  George, WA

8/15             Washington County Fairgrounds      Portland, OR





My daughter and I sat behind some of the wonderful Deas Vail people and watched two of them with their notebooks open, voting for their video as often as possible. I’m so glad they won. I know so many bands resort to stuff like that and it’s the bands with the biggest fanbases that are willing to work that get stuff done. Dave Johnson, who went on to form White Throne Magazine back in the ’80s … he sent 777 postcards to MTV to push for Stryper video airplay on the musical network. Stuff like that works…


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