Monday, December 28, 2009

Deas Vail

Deas Vail (Latin for "Humble Servant of God") frontman Wes Blaylock's falsetto blew me away the first time I heard them sing their song "Shoreline." It completely comes out of nowhere and is unique in the music landscape today. Teamed up with his wife, Laura, on the piano and synth, they combine to create a one-of-a-kind sound. They've recently finished a recording produced by Mark Lee Townshend of Relient K and have been touring with the likes of Owl City and will be part of the Copeland's upcoming farewell tour.

Their relentless touring has allowed them to create a nationwide base of fans which will only continue to grow. As Wes Blaylock stated, "To us, playing live is just as important as making records, maybe more. Even if we get tired of playing these songs, there's meaning in the lyrics and we still feel like it's good music." Here's to continued success to a very talented group.

A few tour dates:
March 8 - New York, New York - Bowery Ballroom w/ Copeland
March 9 - Brooklyn, New York - Music Hall of Williamsburg w/ Copeland
March 14 - Chicago, Illinois - Metro w/ Copeland
March 15 - Minneapolis, MN - Varsity Theater w/ Copeland
March 30 - Tempe, AZ - The Clubhouse w/ Copeland
April 1 - Austin, TX - Emo's Outdoors w/ Copeland
More dates listed on the band's Myspace

Shoreline [mp3] - (iTunes)
Excuses [mp3] - (iTunes)

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