Royal Bangs

Julius Vampire Breath

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After two records as part of the Suburban Urchins, lead singer/guitarist Ryan Schaefer takes his new outfit, the Royal Bangs, in the same exuberant indie rock direction on Julius Vampire Breath. Evoking the likes of Pavement, Broken Social Scene, Lennon and McCartney, and Radiohead, this Knoxville-based outfit fuses raw, cathartic rock & roll with technology and cleverness, yielding a stellar surprise of an album. If you're looking for rock that blips, rattles, and rolls, anthems like "Robotic Spiders Inside Your Secret Eye (Oh Darlin')" and "Birds Make Lousy Conversation" are aces.

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