Mt St Helen's Vietnam Band / Mt St Helen's Vietnam Band
Album: Mt St Helen's Vietnam Band   Collection:General
Artist:Mt St Helen's Vietnam Band   Added:Mar 2009
Label:Dead Oceans  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2009-05-10 Pull Date: 2009-07-12
Week Ending: Jun 14 Jun 7 May 31 May 24
Airplays: 1 1 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jun 13, 2009: Music Casserole
Albatross, Albatross, Albatross
4. May 24, 2009: Aural Sex
En Fuego
2. May 31, 2009: Aural Sex
En Fuego
5. May 20, 2009: KZSU's Heartbleeps
A Year Or Two
3. May 26, 2009: Indie Flavored Kool-Aid
En Fuego
6. May 19, 2009: Indie-Flavored Kool-Aid
Who's Asking

Album Review
Walter E. Gough
Reviewed 2009-05-04
The first full-length from this Seattle-based buzz band is full cacophonous, fun, and vibrant music. Power chords fueled electric guitars, singing in unison and keys make up the group’s sound. The songs build to crescendos, give way to softer moments, and feature dueling guitars and/or sting movements.

Fun facts: Lead singer guitarist Benjamin Verdoes is married to keyboardist Traci Eggleston and is brother to drummer Marshall Verdoes who is just 14 years old.


1. (2:52) Harmonized ooohs and chunky power chords and heavy rhythm.
**2. (4:01) Buzzing punk rock breaks down into a carnival-esque polka chorus accentuated by crashing symbols ending with singing over handclaps and tambourine rasps.
3. (3:17) Jointly sung vocals over staccato drumbeats segue into melodious guitars.
4. (2:50) Spiraling guitar lines oscillate with softer moments of sweetly sung choruses.
5. (3:08) Rollicking start-stop punk rock adventure song with quiet interludes.
6. (4:14) Picked guitar intro with delicate solo vocal punctuated by burst of drums and organ and full-blown crescendo.
**7. (5:21) Electro organ and double-kick drum intro then buzzing guitar and belted vocals.
8. (2:30) Crunchy guitar lines and heavy drums give way to a chorus sung in the round over soft guitars.
* 9. (2:25) Punchy number with catchy, urgent chorus and fancy fretwork on guitar.
10. (3:37) Dueling guitar shredding and fierce vocals melt into soft strumming and gypsy strings and group chanting, and then resume the firepower.
11. (7:05) Soft, slow intro with delicate vocals welcome strings and more harmonized ooohs.

Track Listing
1. Who's Asking   6. A Year Or Two
2. Masquerade   7. Albatross, Albatross, Albatross
3. Cheer For Fate   8. Dull Reason
4. Anchors Dropped   9. Little Red Shoes
5. Going On A Hunt   10. En Fuego
  11. On The Collar