Monday, September 10, 2012
Vanity Thief Has The Right Amount of Distance
Vanity Thief’s Right Amount of Distance EP is a slick six song slice of new waveish pop that's edgy, angular, and slinky in all the best ways. The four girls that make up this group tap into their inner Missing Persons and Blondie and come up with a record that's sassy, smart, and packed to the rafters with melodies that are just about unforgettable. If you were take a bit of Missing Persons' LA glam, mix it up with a bit of the Yeah Yeah Yeah's grit and Blondie's attitude and then add in some Lady Ga Ga sass for good measure you kind of have an idea of where these girls are coming from. Their songs are immediate, extremely catchy, and ready to dominate wherever they are played.
From the choppy jumpy spiky post punk pop of, "Your Move" to the seductive brilliance of the "Ego," this seven shot blast of pop/rock will leave you clamoring for more and I suspect that's the very purpose of this new EP; to tempt you. And tempt us they do...we want albums not EPs! Dangling like a carrot, the record is irresistible, seductive, and completely memorizable in a sexy stylish synth frenzy. Terry Bozzio would be happy and while Vanity Thief might not steal your vanity, but they'll steal your ears if you're not careful.