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"Can you tell me that the page will turn itself and take us somewhere else?" Wes Blaylock sings on the latest Deas Vail album Birds & Cages.

The longing sentiment of this simple but open-ended line is at the heart of a dozen songs that take on Everest-sized questions about freedom, love, hope, fear, transformation and just what it means to become a better human being.

If that seems like a tall order for a modern rock album, Deas Vail make their soul-searching inquiries sound exhilarating, with swooning choruses, sparkly panoramic arrangements and lyrics that flirt with darkness but ultimately tilt towards optimism.

"The record definitely has a lot of question marks in it," Blaylock says with a chuckle. "I'm a firm believer in asking big questions. I feel like sometimes people go through life and they're timid or afraid to ask questions because they don't want to be judged. I'm trying to write as honestly and personally as I can, and it's kind of scary for me."
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Product Details

  • Audio CD (October 26, 2009)
  • Original Release Date: October 26, 2009
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Label: Gotee Records
  • Run Time: 46 minutes
  • ASIN: B0030BOCMI
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #185,460 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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I purchased this album when Amazon had it on one of their daily specials. I had never heard of them before that time. I previewed the songs and decided that they sounded interesting so I went ahead and purchased the MP3 album. When I listened to the full compilation, I was frankly blown away. The complicated musical arrangements, mesmerizing vocals and thought-provoking lyrics (as well as top rate musicians) were a combination that I have very rarely ever experienced. Honestly, I am not sure why this band is not at the top of the charts and winning Grammys. If your musical taste is geared towards Keane, Coldplay, or even Paramore then you would love this music. Since I purchased this album, I sought out their prior recordings and they are all fantastic. I would have been happy to pay twice the normal price for this because it is really that good. It's hard to select my favorites because each one is terrific but if I had to choose, I would say Puzzles and Pieces, Birds, Cages, and Dance in Perfect time. This is my new favorite band and definitely the best new music I have heard in a very long time.
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This album is nothing short of absolutely amazing and maybe one of my best musical purchases in years. I found "All the Houses Look the Same" by accident and immediately fell in love with this group. "Birds & Cages" sealed the deal for Deas Vail being one of my all time favorites. I can't give this album enough stars. The vocals and lyrics are outstanding. What gets me most is the beautiful harmony in the vocals between the lead singer and the female band member which makes an appearance in many of the songs. The songs are also much more dynamic and complex than Houses.

A must have!
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I've been a huge fan of Deas Vail since discovering them nearly 2 years ago. The best way to describe them would be this: indie pop-infused rock with soaring and haunting melodies sung by one of the best vocalists in rock. Having seen them three times in concert, I can say that they're far better live than most bands are in the studio with the benefit of editing, autotune, etc.

The new album is, hands down, one of the best albums I've ever bought, let alone in 2009. They've taken their music to a new level. The tunes are full of earworms (tunes you can't out of your head). As one blogger put it, "Deas Vail is one of the few bands who can take pop/rock music and force the listener to apply 'beautiful' to it as an adjective." If that sounds appealing to you, "Birds and Cages" should be the first thing you purchase.

Put it this way: I'm a huge U2 fan, but on every one of their albums, I usually end up skipping past at least half the songs. Not with Deas Vail. Deas Vail has made an album where every single song is something that 99% of other bands can never match.

As for the individual members: Wes Blaylock (the lead singer) is just as jaw-dropping with his soaring vocal pyrotechnics, and his wife Laura (keyboardist) is featured more often in some very lovely vocal duos. Andy Moore (guitar) is constantly pushing the envelope with different sounds and effects. Kelsey Harelson's drumming rarely just keeps a steady beat; instead, he manages, in song after song, to use the offbeats in a way that propels the music forward and gives it a sense of mission and urgency. Finally, Justin Froning's energetic bass playing rounds out the band nicely.
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I saw these guys in concert before I knew them. They're excellent, but I didn't think of buying the album until I saw this uh-mazing deal. $2 for all this? It's a no-brainer. My personal favorites are "Excuses," "The Leaper," and "Dance In Perfect Time."
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I discovered this band by their connection to touring with Owl City. However, after listening to several of their songs it became clear that they were a very different artist. The best way I can describe Deas Vail, is that it is the hopefulness of Owl City meets the musically reminiscant taste of Coldplay, and a lot of faith and catchy melodies of their own style, thrown in to make a very magical and thoughtful CD. I hope this band gains the publicity that Owl City has. They have talent that deserves to be recognized.
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I played an online game that got me a whopping $6.50 Amazon gift card. So one day, out of random chance, I happened to see this album on sale for $2.00. I thought, "Heck, why not?" and I bought the album. At first I thought the band was just okay. I couldn't really handle the lead singers insanely high voice. I listened to the songs I liked a couple more times, and they stuck in my head day in and day out. The album quickly grew on me and I wasn't bothered by the singers voice anymore. Now it's one of my favorite albums.

Was it worth the $2.00 at the time? Definitely. Is it worth the $5.99 now? Heck yes.
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I picked this up on a $5 amazon.com download. Its worth 10 times that.

I'm currently listening to "All the Houses Look the Same" by Deas Vail, and its definitely a 5 star album. Given that standard, this is an 8 star album. Every time I listen to "Birds and Cages" (which is a lot) I'm always blown away by the deep meaning of the lyrics combined with top notch music. It seems that every chord progression, each entrance of a new theme, every note has been perfectly placed.

As a previous review stated, if you are Coldplay/Keane fan, you cannot go on living without this album in your collection!
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