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Sleep Deprived Single Review: Vermillion Heights

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How many times a week do you feel like life is a boxer who is whooping your ass?

Vermillion Heights of Minneapolis recently released a new single, “Losing Sleep,” this week. The band got into the ring with a real boxer for the video. Apparently, he landed a lot of punches during the shooting of this video. I mean, that’s his job – just like it’s life’s job to throw challenges at us. It’s up to us to stay in the ring and fight. Honestly, that is what the song is about: facing the challenges of life.

“The song is about writing to help with depression, but I think any form of coping mechanism could take the place of writing for other people. It’s about the confusion felt in creating something appealing out of sadness or pain. Taking depression and turning it into something constructive, then using that outlet as a way to assure yourself that you will be okay eventually.” explains songwriter Sam Fassler of the band’s single.

I recommend watching the video just to see the underdog kicking ass in his Taylor Swift shirt. Personally, I love the song and the video – Taylor Swift reference and all.

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Sleep Deprived Music Review: Houses

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The second that I started playing this album by Houses, I knew that I would love it. It’s not a feeling that I get with every album.

The songs are all appealing in their own way. “Fast Talk” will have you hooked from the start.

“That song is meant to be a memorial for a group of friends I had back in my late teens,” explains Dexter Tortoriello, adding, “Thematically it’s almost like a ballet where you keep driving around the same blocks, and people start disappearing from the car because they’re going to jail or dying.”

Personally, I like “Pink Heaven.” It’s catchy and haunting at the same time – sort of like ghost stories. They scare us but we want to hear more.

Drugstore Heaven will be out for everyone to hear on September 28.

Houses’ website