Despite the humble admission that opens the self-titled new release from Deas Vail, the sizes up the emotion with some beautifully poetic and eloquent metaphors. Over the course of twelve songs, love take the shape of a fiery dragon, a closed doorway, a distant tower and an unpredictable ghost. Helping the band on this album is first-time producer, Relient K guitarist Matt Hoopes, who captures a live spirit and immediacy throughout. Blaylock says, "All of our records sound very studio, so we kind of wanted to do something that sounded a little grittier and more stripped down. What you're going to hear is what you'll hear on stage. As for Matt, he's a longtime friend, and he was working with us in pre-production, and at a certain point, we said 'You know what, Matt? You get this music more than anybody else, You understand exactly what we want to do and you have some pretty amazing tooks to get it done.' We really took our time and had a blast making this record."
- Release Date: October 11, 2011
- Record Label: Mono Vs. Stereo
- UPC: 669447002178
- Number of Discs: 1