This spring, Neumos is playing host to an amazing calendar of must-see concerts. This Thursday is yet another example of this with Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band. If you’re unfamiliar with this band, it’s really best to take a listen or five to their 2010 record, Where the Messengers Meet. These hometown boys make the kind of music that Seattle loves most- it’s complicated, beautiful, and a tad on the dark side. All these qualities make for a band that is posed to become yet another Seattle band on the rise.
Sonically, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band modernize and combine classic rock and indie music to form something truly unique. The way the guitars, bass, drums, and vocals weave together form something that pulsates, and as a result the listener is left in something of a blur. A blur of an awakening though really. This is music that wraps its arms around you and has its way with you- it enters into you ear drums and rattles you into full consciousness. You’re left wondering what the hell is going to happen next, and song after song, Mt. St. Helens Band delivers material that leaves you questioning how they’re going to top whatever you’d just listened to. And then they they blow you away all over again. It’s a viscous cycle that you never want to end.
With their first official show taking place at Neumos in 2008, it makes sense that they would return to that stage to debut new material from their soon to be released EP Prehistory. Pick up your tickets here, this is sure to be an incredible night full of new music from their upcoming release. Their openers, Throw Me The Statue and Cataldo, are also must sees, so get their for doors at 8pm.