The Vees

The Vees EP

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While Jale's disbanding in August of 1997, after Eve Hartling decided to leave the band, was a little disheartening, hopes were raised sky high when the remaining three bandmembers went on to form the Vees. Unfortunately they only went on to produce this lone self-titled EP, because what the trio have here is as realized as anything they have ever done. It's familiar to their Jale material, as Pierce and Stein can still produce the same wicked and magnificent harmonies, but everything here seems tighter and cleaner. The indie pop gems "Chicago Lights" and "Circumstance" bookend the EP, and are the hands-down highlights. Listeners may find themselves throwing the former on repeated play, as the two-minute jangly number doesn't last nearly long enough -- not that it's a bad thing, but listeners will totally be left wanting more. That pretty much sums up the sentiments surrounding the Vees in general: everyone is left wanting more, as this CD is a 15-minute taste of what could have been.

Track Listing

Title/Composer Performer Time
1
2:06
2
2:32
3
2:53
4
2:16
5
2:37
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