Thursday, August 14, 2008

A band a day...Vertigo

Vertigo represents a new rising breed of female-fronted rock.

Vertigo is:
Lindsay Stamey: Vocals
Joel Rudnick: Guitar
Nate Engels: Bass
Justin Stamey: Drums

Their influences range from A Perfect Circle to Radiohead and their music is often described as a mixture of Flyleaf and Radiohead.

Vertigo is from the hotbed of Knoxville, Tennessee, home of bands such as 10 Years (who's producer Travis Wyrick also produced Vertigo's debut ...And Miles to Go Before We Sleep) and One Less Reason.

It's too bad that Vertigo can't lay claim to being the most popular female-fronted band in the state, but that's not to say that it can't happen.

Vertigo's debut record is intense without having to be heavy. Their music is catchy without necessarily being radio ready. 

If their debut is any indication, then the future is looking bright for Vertigo to blast off.

They were mentioned as one of the top 25 bands on Tunelab Music's unsigned artists to watch and they've been abuzz in Knoxville's local circles as well as the cities that they have been starting to tour across the country.

While I personally was unable to see them live, I believe that if given the chance, you'll be mentioning them alongside Paramore, Flyleaf, and the like.

Here's a video for These Adult Bones, a live performance of Evaporate and a live performance of a new song called The Leech. Go figure that they were opening for Flyleaf in the last video.

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