Choir Vandals "Collection" CD
Some might not consider St. Louis, Missouri a hotbed for captivating music, yet Choir Vandals are among a new crop of bands from the city challenging such a notion. Their brand of alternative / indie rock caught the attention of many with the release of the impressive "Darker Things" EP in late 2013 and the momentum hasn’t let up since. Soon after their debut surfaced, the band signed with 6131 Records and began crafting what would become their sophomore effort "At Night", an EP with four songs that all equally merit notice for their great songwriting and brooding catchiness. "Collection" gathers their recently released "At Night" EP and earlier "Darker Things" EP onto one CD. Additionally, the release features four previously unreleased bonus tracks, acoustic versions of songs from both EPs recorded as live sessions.
"...mighty, sustained roar: guitars crest and crash like tidal waves, and Austin McCutchen’s voice goes from tense and tentative to full-throated howl in just a fistful of measures." - Wondering Sound