We Were The Vexies

by The Vexies

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Jimmy Lo Fi This was a fun album to work on with the band! Had a great time recording and hanging out and I look forward to what comes next! Favorite track: The Victim.
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This album is about self discovery.
I'm not talking about discovering that you like Chopin, or that peas don't taste too bad. I'm talking about the ugly truths. I'm talking about having your loved ones finding you overdosed. Having to call an ambulance and try their best to keep you alive until it gets there. Imagining their confusion, pain, and helplessness. Wondering why I judged my pain to be more important than anyone's. I'm talking about being a general piece of garbage as a human being. Ask me anything and I'll tell you. My list of transgressions runs long. Some people can go through life blaming everybody else, but that doesn't work for me. Facing these flaws and admitting they exist is the only way I can get to them. So I sing about it.
But underneath the self disgust, is a tendril of hope.
It stems from the unbelievable capacity of people to forgive. To know that despite all your misdeeds, those who truly know you and love you, are always waiting for you to come back. The hope that you can learn to forgive yourself.
I met some great people in the process of making this album. People who believed in the man as much as the songs. While I may have been a gigantic letdown, (I still have many flaws to work on) I believe the songs hold up because of the musicians who took my ugly truths and transformed them into something even I can't ruin. I thank you all from the bottom of the block of ice that passes as my heart. We made a good album together.


released April 16, 2017

Wilhelm Bruening: Leads / vocals on Shhh!
Matt Ebinger: Drums
Michael Oswald: Bass
Kelly Porter-Santamaria: Vocals / tambourine
Ray: Vocals / rhythm

Produced by: Jimmy Wilkens
Mastered by: Gabe Swarts (Engine Room Recording, Kent OH)
Cover photo: Kelly Porter-Santamaria
Songs written by: Ray
Shhh! written by: Wilhelm Bruening

Physical copies of the album are available. Message me at: www.facebook.com/thevexies
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Track Name: Over My Dead Body
Just a push. Or a shove. Any way that I can get above
how I feel.
How can anything ever be as real as love?
Track Name: Whoa! Horsey
They make no medicine for me
there is no sickness I can't be.
Track Name: On 2nd Thought
ahhh, ahhh
Track Name: Big Bad Wolf
I don't know where all my innocence has gone.
Track Name: It Should Be So Easy
I'm a killer, a villain. A man who doesn't really have a vision...
Track Name: Burn Brighter
I'm just so tired of being desired. If I'm on fire, put me out.
Track Name: Shhh!
I can be what you want but not what you need.
Track Name: Volcano
I don't know love from lies.
Track Name: The Victim
There's no taking back an echo of sound,
a sad look on a doll face.
Track Name: Two Bullets
I'd put two bullets in my brain
if I could feel that good again