Good Fight Music has announced the signing of metal outfit Vile Ones, which features current Oh Sleeper vocalist Micah Kinard and ex-Scarlet members Randy Vanderbilt and Andreas Magnusson. This is the first release for each since each of their previous bands came to an end. “The band is an outlet for all of us to write untethered to trends, concepts, or styles,”says Kinard.
“To just vent whatever we want unabashedly. We all thrive off of collaboration and Vile Ones has created a new and exciting blank-canvas in which to backboard whatever random inspirations may spark within us. We each respect each other’s craft and contributions immensely making it really exciting to see which of these little sparks turn to fire in a release.”
In addition to the signing announcement, the band have also announced a 6-song EP entitled Teeth, due out January 5th and in conjunction with the EP announcement, released a new song called “Bait & Collar”. Kinard continues, “The first few lines of Bait & Collar came to me while on a rather lengthy Frank Zappa tangent. The song, to me, is ultimately a reflection of the societal complacency of ‘cog-in-machine’ living and the consumerist approach to improving lifestyle and obedience. But as in all the lyrics I write, the “meaning” is whatever the listener personally sees through the lens of their own experience while alone with the song, words music and all.”
“The album name represents what this band is,” Kinard concludes. “Something raw, genuine, ugly, and beautiful all at the same time and completely unapologetic. ‘Teeth’ is a neutral word with a very visceral feel. It’s the focus when describing the violent jaws of a monster while also the anglicism of a smile. It embodies the notion that every human is naturally neutral, all of us skirting the line between angel and animal. We are by nature good, bad, ugly, beautiful, flawed and perfect all at once, and that’s okay.”
Connect with Vile Ones http://www.facebook.com/vileones http://www.instagram.com/vileones LYRICS Replace pages with screens They’ll shut up just fine Control them with these We’ll see everything Remind them they bleed Pin it to a beast Then take everything Medicate the kids before they dream up something different We can’t turn back our crumbs