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Vinyl Floor drop new LP Apogee

Rock n’ roll is all about volume and tenacity at its core. Forget big arrangements and tons of instruments. Guitar, bass and drums is all that it takes to generate a tidal wave of sonic energy, and they’re the only tools that Vinyl Floor used in the creation of their fourth full length LP Apogee, which is out internationally this September 28. In celebration of all that has made rock the most epic genre of music on the planet, the Danish three piece has ambitiously compiled ten of their most explosive tracks to date onto one single record that is guaranteed to get you swinging by the end of the first song.

“Follow Me Down” might be Vinyl Floor’s most accomplished and well-rounded composition to date, but it’s the only reason to pick up Apogee the next time you’re shopping for hot new indie music. There’s a sincere lack of commercial influence on this record that is startlingly refreshing in contrast to all of the miniaturized riffs and micro-leads of other, more mainstream friendly rock album of late. In a time when Pro Tools and augmented vocals are preferred by big labels to earnest melodies driven by incendiary beats, Vinyl Floor stays true to their ethos through and through.

Apogee gets rolling with the chaotic “Follow Me Down,” and though it’s a huge burst of emotion to start a record off with, listeners aren’t let down by the nine slices of textured harmony that follow it in perfectly synchronized succession. The band’s punk rock influences are highlighted throughout the album, but there’s nothing here to indicate that the band is trying to cling to alternative rock’s storied past rather than facing the realities of present day. Vinyl Floor aren’t interested in making throwbacks; their narrative is planted firmly in the future, and that’s precisely why none of their four albums sound anything alike.

These guys have matured a lot in their songwriting since 2014’s Vaudeville album, and longtime followers of the band will particularly notice the stylistic improvements between this record and its predecessor. Vinyl Floor don’t sound like they’re trying to please anybody in Apogee, but rather that they’re cutting loose and letting go of all their inhibitions in hopes of getting in touch with the divine spirit that fueled their inception in the first place. They’ve done a fine job in accomplishing their goal, and this record makes me curious to hear what they come up with next.

This is easily my pick for the most exciting non-debut album of 2018, and I have a feeling that I won’t be the only critic or music enthusiast singing its praises before the year is over. Vinyl Floor have already got a healthy following in Europe and parts of North America, but this album is tailor made for a global audience that is ready to see Vinyl Floor finally playing to the full capacity of their talents. They’ve definitely won me over, and if this momentum they’ve got right now keeps growing, they’re not going to have a hard time winning the charts over, either.

REVERBNATION: https://www.reverbnation.com/vinylfloor

by Lori Reynolds

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