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Vexine / Press

““Live from Nashville” is a solid collection of Vexine songs old and new and the group doesn’t simply want to record its live songs, it wants to capture a Vexine show in its raw form and deliver it to the listener with a bow on top. Lead singer Sarah Gleason brings her best seductive sounds throughout the album and offers plenty of onstage banter (“Here’s a new song…. well, I guess they’re all new to you.”), while the other members of the band hold nothing back in terms of energy. There are a number of songs from last year’s album, but the band also manages to pull out a few tricks including covers of Amy Winehouse’s “You Know I’m No Good” and the Nina Simone hit “Feelin’ Good,” both perfectly in synch with the band’s current style. So while I’m still hesitant about live albums, I don’t have to worry about loving Vexine’s “Live from Nashville.””

“ONE WAY RICHMOND 2013 YEAR END MUSIC AWARDS: Best Blues Band - Vexine”

"Local rock and roll band Vexine’s self-titled debut album is a straight up rock and roll album that isn’t afraid to be itself. The band doesn’t try hard to make a good album. They just do what they do and the great album simply happens. It’s full of hard guitar riffs and high energy songs and singer Sarah Gleason’s explosive vocals and the songs’ simple yet intense lyrics make this an album I’ve been listening to on repeat."

“Album Review: Vexine. Local rock and roll band Vexine recently released its self-titled debut album and it’s been getting all sorts of great press lately. The band was nice enough to send me a copy and I have to say it’s a damn fine piece of work. It’s a straight up rock and roll album that isn’t afraid to be itself. The band doesn’t try hard to make a good album. They just do what they do and the great album simply happens. It’s full of hard guitar riffs and high energy songs and singer Sarah Gleason’s explosive vocals and the songs’ simple yet intense lyrics make this an album I’ve been listening to on repeat. You can easily tell that Vexine isn’t holding back on what they can do well. Songs like “Rotten and No Good” and “Graceland” easily get stuck in your head and you quickly find yourself singing along at the top of your voice (this has only happened with me in the car and that’s why I’m hesitant to listen to it elsewhere). ”

“In this episode, Vexine found their way back to the center of the Universe. Back in March, they stopped by to give their debut live performance. This time they came back to unveil a brand new, fresh of the press, debut album. Set a bail of hay on fire, shove a microphone in your ear and enjoy.... Sexy...”

“Vexine has just finished up their debut album, and they have released a few tunes to clue us in on what’s to expect. The blues-rock, roots band brings their live sound to the studio. There’s a certain looseness and comfort that flows through the recording. Frontwoman Sarah Gleason brings sultry to bodacious levels, combining a rock and roll attitude and country soul. Be a part of the Vexine CD Release on 1/25 @ The Tobacco Company, 9:30 pm, FREE! AND check them out on 1/25 on WTVR Channel 6 This Morning - 9:00 am!”

“5. Vexine: "El Rancho Motel" (Zap Records): Fronted by the soulful vocalizations of Sarah Gleason, this Richmond quartet (with guitarist Paul Pearce, bassist Michael Skiffington and drummer Jorge Santamaria) brings its catchy musical amalgamations to The Grill (5724 Patterson Ave.) on Friday. With tunes by Big Mama Thornton, Cab Calloway, The Black Keys and its own soul-blues-rock compositions, the group is sure to provide a good time to anyone whose musical tastes know no fences. Doors open at 9 p.m. and admission is free.”

“Emerging from the success of the Velvet Marias, local rock band Vexine took Richmond by storm in 2011 with its unique blend of rock and soul mixed with a punk edge. While still new to the scene, Vexine has already begun making a name for itself after only a few gigs at places such as Cafe Diem with original songs that get the crowd excited and a wide repertoire of covers from artists such as Cab Calloway, the Black Keys and Adele. The group is in the process of recording its debut album for a late 2012 release. Vexine performs at City Dogs in the Fan on Saturday, May 5, at 10 p.m. Free.”

“In episode 54, Vexine stopped by to rock out in the Rubber Room. Vexine is a new project formed out of the very successful, Velvet Maria's. Their appearance on the show is they're debut live performance. History was made. Not only were the tunes great but the group almost helped the station sell the Ditch Witch they've been trying to get rid of.”

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