Crafting a sound that pushes the line between fragility and aggression, Vertigo draws from many styles and influences. They traverse the sonic spectrum from dark and eerie to energetic yet pensive, yielding a sound that is both yielding a sound that is both complex and pleasing to the ear.


"That soaring melodic tension between guitar and vocal, its bass lines tinged with longing, and a driving yet thoughtful rhythm section make Vertigo one of those rare bands whose offerings of gritty beauty and haunting intensity escape the trap of cliché and affectation. The four-piece band out of Knoxville, Tennessee, marries alt/pop lyricism and well-grounded composition with yearning themes and experimental musicianship, connecting with audiences in electric, deeply personal live performances.

Band visionaries Joel (guitar) and Justin (drums) started playing together in 2001, and before long were joined by Justin's sister, Lindsey (vocals), and more recently Nate (bass). The throughline of the dark pop/rock quartet's gorgeously multilayered sound is Lindsey's confident emotive phrasing and solid vocal work. Her clear-voiced passion pushes every lyric for meaning, whether that exploration takes the form of a smooth whisper, growling vibrato, or cry of triumph and anguish.

Vertigo has been described as "darkly sexual," perhaps because it trades in desire, risk-taking, and unblinking confession, or maybe because of the thrilling sensuality at its core. Voice and instrumentation give a respectful nod to the late-punk CBGB romantics of the 1980s as well as to grungier 1990s realism, but these are merely a springboard for Vertigo's velvet mysticism, "sharp eyes, and keen writing," which propel us solidly through this decade and into the next. Embracing the metaphysical might put Vertigo at odds with the machinery of modern music-making, but the brooding honesty finds a home in the hearts of thousands of fans, whose attendance at several hundred performances has testified to the band's lasting impact and power.

The band's first CD 'And Miles to Go Before We Sleep', recorded at Lakeside Studios with Travis Wyrick, was released in 2005 and is widely available online. The eagerly awaited forthcoming album, titled 'The Coming and Going', was recorded at Fahrenheit Studios with Travis Kammeyer, and will be available in 2009. Vertigo regularly updates its MySpace page with concert dates and their latest, newest tracks.


"And Miles To Go Before We Sleep" : LP, 2005
Koch USA
Fontana/Universal Canada

Catalog No.: UPC Code:
NGT-CD-41438 687474143824

Track Listing:
With One Flinch
These Adult Bones
Into The Windlessness
Waltzing On A Sunday

"The Coming And The Going"
Target Release July 2009

Set List

Set is typically 50-60 minutes. 10-12 songs plus the occasional encore.

"These Adult Bones"
"The Leech"
"With One Flinch"
"Silent Alarm"
"Army of Me"- Bjork
"The Hush"

We are constantly changing the songs and order of the set so most shows will have a different flow.