"As A Ghost" is a standout, with it's Tom Waits-waltz, heartbroken horns and memorable chorus vocals that are content to wallow in the comforting moodiness. I really haven't come across any other band quite like this, as most new acts are content with the same electro/indie pop stylings currently being plugged by most major blogs.
““As a Ghost”, which is definitely one of the darkest and most catchy tracks on the release, comes next. Michael Finney’s vocals snarl away in a Corgan-esque fashion through some brilliant lyrics and melodies, at times smooth and at times raspy. He does well with both baritone and falsetto, and the chorus is memorable partly because of his work...”
“Right away I was drawn into the song by the very cool and distinctive opening guitar riff. The rapid-fire drum beat combined with the almost laid-back melody was also intriguing and made me even more curious about the song. By the end, I was bouncing along and anticipating the guitar riff, as well as starting to sing along with the "you're a liar...stealing all my energy" refrain. The singer has a unique and recognizable voice and a dynamic and passionate delivery. The composition is logical and the bridge meshes perfectly with the other parts, while still being a nice break from them. The musicianship overall is more than adequate and the production is very well-balanced and mixed to enhance this song. I'm very impressed with the songwriting, performing and producing here. You've got a good sense of how to write an appealing pop-oriented rock song in a style all your own. Keep up the great work! Thanks for letting me listen to your music.”
“Sitting Still Simply Not In Victory Garden's Nature ”
“Victory Garden have announced a fantastic new single, "Snake Charmer," anticipating their soon-to-be-released Whats Left Behind 6-song EP, a follow up to 2009's Victory Garden EP.”
“Victory Garden wants to take you on an acoustic journey through the hits. The garden boasts over thirty years of combined musical experience, with all members coming from very different musical backgrounds. The band utilizes many different hand percussion instruments, watching them play together makes you feel like you're sitting around a bonfire with old friends that know all of your favorite songs. The group's playlist ranges from Tupac to Metallica to Bob Marley, so there is something for everyone at their shows. VG also climbed a little higher on the rock ladder by opening for Days of the New last year. "Were really just enjoying the experience of playing out and meeting people right now, but someday we'd like to be able to fly to our shows in a solid gold airplane" front man Michael Finney says with a smirk. Going to their show is laid back and inviting. Good people and music make the most of the summer at a Victory Garden show, where everyone goes from first timer to fan. ”