The Very
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The Very

San Diego, California, United States | INDIE

San Diego, California, United States | INDIE
Band Alternative Rock


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"Andrew Guthrie Review"

There's something in each song on their album 'The Discovery' that reminds me of several bands I liked as a teenager, although I can't seem to pinpoint which bands. That can only be a good sign.... Throughout these 10 tracks, with only one song crossing the 3 minute mark, you'll find nothing less than uplifting, wide eyed and very accessible indie which sounds like it'd probably break the UK charts if the NME get their teeth into them. - Verbal Rocket

"Don W. Seven Review"

Ten nifty danceable tracks with impressive precision...Fun upbeat stuff. - babysue


The Discovery (April 5, 2011). Nominated for Best Pop Album for the 2011 San Diego Music Awards.



If you've got a rocking guitar and '80s keyboards reverberating in your ears, and two fab guys and two fashionable girls sparkling in your eyes, chances are you're at a show of San Diego's newest new new wave band, The Very. Consisting of Phil Inzunza (guitar/lead vocals), Lex Pratt (keyboard/vocals), Diana Death (bass/vocals), and Gigo Marquez (drums), the band takes their name from an oft-quoted line in the dark comedy Heathers: "you are so very...."

The Very's music is inspired equally by brooding teen angst and nostalgic cool. Formed in 2009 by principal songwriters and romantic pairing Phil and Lex, the duo had a musical vision of catchy, retro-modern tunes that were to be both dark and fun. Sick of the modern offshoots of 90's grunge, they focused on composing anti-power chord rock songs. Their vision became reality with the addition of rhythm section rebels Diana and Gigo (who also happen to be bandmates in the world's only Johnny Thunders tribute). Today The Very's sound is full of elements from the past and present with a wide range of influences, from the Pixies to the B-52's. The Very's lyrics, which are generated organically according to the mood of the music, are playful and purposely nonsensical, but deeply passionate, edgy, and clever enough to keep you interested and wanting more.