Bassist Devin Rau and drummer Dave Beaudin, meanwhile, provide a unique foundation of beats and basslines that prop up the atmospheric touches that set Viscosity Breakdown apart from the rest of the modern rock scene. Rau also breaks out his horn collection to help funkify "Fly" and "Gypsy Queen."
Of course, none of this would matter unless VB had some songs that you can't unstick from your brain. They do. "Bleach Blonde" is a rocking trampoline of an opener that gets you psyched for the rest of the party while "Diesel Fuel" and the anthemic title track close the album with a perfect combination of urgency and melody.
VB wears its 70s rock influences on its sleeve (not a bad thing in the musicianship-deprived world of modern rock radio), but the conceptual twists of the band's lyrics and the sometimes humorous, sometimes cryptic between-song banter is pure 21st Century.
Check these guys out. You won't hear anything like them today.
Viscosity Breakdown is:
Frank Stepek - guitars, vocals, feedback
Dave Beaudin - drums
Devin Rau - bass, vocals, horns, additional guitars
Guest performances by:
Josh Pofahl - spoken word and additional vocals on "Fly"
Ryan Farley - additional vocals on "Diesel Fuel"
After you add "Outta-Site" to your shopping cart, be sure to check out other scorching Montana rock bands!
Check out the artist's website:
1. Bleach Blonde
2. Art of Waking
5. Gypsy Queen
6. Pain Killers
7. Diesel Fuel