Monday, June 13, 2011

Deas Vail & Farewell Flight – Split EP (2011) English Christian Album Download

Deas Vail & Farewell Flight – Split EP (2011) English Christian Album DownloadDeas Vail & Farewell Flight – Split EP (2011) English Christian Album Download
Split EP is the latest christian EP album released by American Christian Bands Deas Vail and Farewell Flight. This album was released on June 7, 2011 and released under the label Mono Vs Stereo Records.

Album Details::

Album :: Split EP

Artist :: Deas Vail & Farewell Flight

Genre :: Pop, Rock, Indie, Alternative

Label :: Mono Vs Stereo Records

Location :: Russelville, AR/ Harrisburg,PA

Deas Vail & Farewell Flight – Split EP (2011) Band membersDeas Vail & Farewell Flight – Split EP (2011) Band members
History ::
“Can you tell me that the page will turn itself and take us somewhere else?” Wes Blaylock sings on the latest Deas Vail album Birds & Cages. The longing sentiment of this simple but open-ended line is at the heart of a dozen songs that take on Everest-sized questions about freedom, love, hope, fear, transformation and just what it means to become a better human being.

If that seems like a tall order for a modern rock album, Deas Vail make their soul-searching inquiries sound exhilarating, with swooning choruses, sparkly panoramic arrangements and lyrics that flirt with darkness but ultimately tilt towards optimism. “The record definitely has a lot of question marks in it,” Blaylock says with a chuckle. “Iʼm a firm believer in asking big questions. I feel like sometimes people go through life and theyʼre timid or afraid to ask questions because they donʼt want to be judged. Iʼm trying to write as honestly and personally as I can, and itʼs kind of scary for me.”

The boldness of the questions resonated with Blaylockʼs four bandmates when they convened in their practice space in Russellville, Arkansas to write material for their fifth record. “As we were working on the songs, this theme of bondage versus freedom came up,” Blaylock recalls. “We called the record Birds & Cages because we felt like we were just stuck in these cages in life. Yet there was freedom there, just beyond. The songs are about the search for freedom and release from all the cages.”

Deas Vail write their songs together, and Blaylock is quick to praise his bandmates for what they bring to the table. “Kelsey is absolutely the backbone of the group. Iʼve never known a drummer more consistent. Justin our bass player definitely brings more of a rock element. It gives us a little more energy, and helps me from being overly dark. My wife Laura plays keyboards and helps a lot with melodies. Both she and our guitarist Andy are the best at being constructively critical. They always have a broader perspective on the songs. Thereʼs just a beautiful amount of grace and patience among the members of our band. We all help each other.”

The two songs that give the album its evocative title may be the most memorable the band has yet composed. Blaylock calls the anthemic “Cages” “the one heʼs most proud of on the record,” while of “Birds” he says, “Over the last couple years, churches have come to look more like businesses to me than anything. So itʼs about finding truth amongst all of these complications. Or just finding yourself even in a corporate group of people who share the same beliefs. We as humans just complicate everything. Everything gets watered down or foggy. Thereʼs just so much sediment everywhere that we really canʼt see the goal or the big picture.”

There is indeed a feeling of emotional release in the sweeping contours of openers “The Things You Were,” “Growing Pains” and “Excuses,” with Blaylock pushing his skyscraping wonder of a voice up, over and around shining mists of guitars, pounding drums and dramatic strings. This elegant buoyancy is the sonic thread that runs throughout the record. Even when the mood shifts, from the autumnal chamber pop of “Dance In Perfect Time” through prog-influenced gear- shifter “The Great Physician” to the delicate music box pirouette of “Puzzles and Pieces,” there is a sense that, for all the uncertainty, the search for something more will be rewarded.

And helping the band on Birds & Cages is returning producer Mark Townsend (Relient K, House of Heroes), who infuses the tracks with pristine clarity and old school warmth. “Mark has a really clear head and a very focused vision,” says Blaylock, “and he knows how to capture what we want to capture in the songs. Just the little things he does make a huge difference - deciding what tempos to make songs so that they feel exactly in the pocket, keeping everything perfectly in tune and always getting the best performance out of us.” When Deas Vail (which translates as “humble servant”) formed in 2003, Blaylock says the goal was to back his own acoustic singer-songwriter project, with no bigger picture in mind than friends having fun. “We didnʼt think weʼd be doing it professionally years later,” Blaylock says. But two albums, two EPs and a few member changes later, the band has matured into a formidably tight unit. “The rapport and chemistry has gotten deeper,” he says. “Weʼve gotten braver, and we felt like on this album, we werenʼt in any boxes and we could just do whatever we wanted. Be experimental and try different ideas, move forward and do new things. Weʼre still growing, still writing better songs.”
As Deas Vail looks ahead to a near-future of touring and more touring, Blaylock says he hopes that Birds & Cages might bring listeners “a sense of relief, a breath, a rejuvenation in their own lives.” “I feel like thatʼs a whole lot to ask,” he admits, “but then weʼve gotten feedback from fans over the years, and they say, ʻI was going through a rough time in my life, and I listened to this song of yours and it really helped me get through.ʼ I canʼt even describe what an amazing feeling that is - that this little band from Arkansas can write these songs, put them out there, and then somebody can be encouraged or feel like itʼs little easier to get through life because of this music. It would be amazing if we could continue to help people in that way.”

Deas Vail & Farewell Flight – Split EP (2011) English Christian Album band membersDeas Vail & Farewell Flight – Split EP (2011) English Christian Album band members
Band Members ::

  • Wesley - vocals
  • Laura - Keys
  • Wes - Drums
  • Justin - Bass
  • Andy - Guitar
Tracklisting ::

1. Deas Vail – Sixteen
2. Farewell Flight – Out for Blood
3. Deas Vail – Gone (exclusive)
4. Farewell Flight – Ten Steps In (exclusive)


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