The Vigils
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The Vigils

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2012

Los Angeles, California, United States
Established on Jan, 2012
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"THE VIGILS PLAY SPLIT RECORD RELEASE SHOW AT LOADED HOLLYWOOD"

(...) To celebrate the release of their 7 inch record, the band played a show on a typically busy and noisy Friday night at Hollywood’s Loaded Rock Bar.

They hit the stage at around 10:15 PM and

managed to impress with their brand of rock n’ roll which was

strongly reminiscent of The Doors, specially in the vocal delivery. The guitar sound was pure

and simple and the saxophone formed a rich harmony with it, and all instruments combined

really well with the vocals which was the standout feature of this band’s music. The Vigils had

a distinguishable old-school rock n’ roll swagger to their sound and visual presentation, and in

comparison to the music they have available for streaming on various online platforms, they

certainly sounded heavier in the live setting and I would think they’re a band worth checking

out for anyone who claims to be a fan of good rock n’ roll. - Andrew Bansai / December 14, 2013


"The Vigils"

The Vigils are like a poppier version of Sisters of Mercy, and not just because singer Daniel Cieplinski resembles Andrew Eldritch a bit (the dark glasses help). A fun mix of straight-up rock n’ roll with dark, dance-y New Wave, the band will get you moving with their energetic
basslines and impressive saxophone leads. Yes, saxophone. As their Facebook says, they “play Rock and Roll music you can dance to,” and they played Club Moscow at Boardners last Wednesday with spastic energy and unabashed joy.

Saxophonist Jessy Bender held down a safe spot in the corner while bassist Soledad Luongo and guitarist David St. Davids were sparks of energy at either side of the stage, and Cieplinski was pogo-ing and wagging his head, occasionally crashing into them. (Rounding out the
sound on drums was newcomer Skeeter Joplin, whose hard-hitting drum style gives the songs a definite kick.) While stage antics are always entertaining – and this was the most hyper I’d seen them – none of it would matter if the songs weren’t good, but they are: the opening song “Night Flight” is one of my favorites for its immediately catchy beat and crooning sax. It is sheer 80s glory with a memorable melody and a good representation of the band’s sound, along with
“Outsider”, which starts off slow and then bursts into the kind of beat that requires jumping up and down. Before playing that one, Cieplinski intoned the names of the characters from The Outsiders, which certainly ties in with his sleeveless shirt look and the band’s logo (which also makes me think of The Warriors. “Come out to play...!”).

“New World” and “October”, another favorite, are more moody and angular; the latter has a Siouxsie Sioux flavor and some great looping sax lines. The band frequently play the Hollywood area, and
have to be seen live to be appreciated. Their next shows are June 11 at the Old Towne Pub in Pasadena and June 28 at Molly Malone’s. - Simone Snaith - The Los Angeles Beat - June 7, 2014


Discography

Still working on that hot first release.

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Rock and Roll. Rabble-rousing.

The spirit of 50s rock 'n' roll, the attitude and energy of 70s punk, and
the melodic sensibility of the 80s new romantics, The Vigils have
culminated their varied musical and non-musical influences to create a
timeless sound, unique in any decade. Strangely reminiscent, guaranteed
to strike a few heavy nostalgic chords, and yet at the same time,
unabashedly original, unpredictable, and uncompromising. Rock and Roll's
for rebels again...

"They play live like a prize fighter who
has nothing to lose and puts it all on the line with no regard for their
personal safety...Seriously...This is one dangerous, bad-ass outfit
right here..." - Mark Allen, Hyena Motorcade/Former Humans


Artists We Also Like:

David Bowie, The Damned, The Clash, The Cramps, Stiv Bators, Midge Ure, Bruce
Springsteen, Roxy Music, Gene Vincent, Roy Orbison, Talking Heads...

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