VERMILLION SANDS, THE / MOVIE STAR JUNKIE: Split: 7″

Each band here got one song and one side of the split but from the liner notes it looks like all the same people are in both groups they just play different parts in each. Vermillion Sands’ song slow dance sounds like creepy carnival-esque music. With the Organs and Wurlitzer it’s very atmospheric and visceral. Their song writing is strong and reminds me of Leonard Cohen for some reason. It’s such a great and interesting song. The Movie Star Junkies track has a lot of the same aesthetics as Vermilions Sands but it just doesn’t capture that same mood in that same impactful way.

 –N.L. Dewart (Rijapov, rijapovrecords.blogspot.com)