“In a business ruled by swine, all pigs are upwardly mobileâ€”and the rest of us are fucked until we can put our acts together: not necessarily to win, but mainly to keep from losing completely.” â€“ Hunter S Thompson
Inspired by these words, the Vincent Black Shadow has embraced the philosophy, “If you want something done right, you gotta do it yourself”.
On September 15th 2008, this idea will be realized as they release their sophomore album entitled, “El Monstruo”. “El Monstruo” is a new direction for the Vincent Black Shadow. While their debut album “Fears in the Water” delved more into the realm of campy rock and cabaret, the new album ups the ante with a greater focus and maturity in the song writing. The songs weave catchy hooks with an array of different musical styles, while maintaining a sonic intensity throughout.
In the spirit of the unconventional writing approach to “El Monstruo”, the method of release will be just as unorthodox. “El Monstruo” will only be available from the band’s online store, which they both maintain and operate on their own: www.tvbsmusic.com
Here, not only will fans be able to buy “El Monstruo” in high-quality digital format that they can immediately download to their computer, but they will also be sent a hard copy of the album by mail; or as TVBS likes to put it “the receipt Itunes doesn’t give you”.
Music speaks louder than words. To truly “get it”, you need not do anything more than go to www.tvbsmusic.com on September 15th 2008 and experience “El Monstruo” for yourself.