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Vegas of Feelings

by Hypocrite in a Hippy Crypt

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Steven Fain
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Steven Fain This album is amazing Favorite track: Vegas of Feelings.
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Evan Haven't heard full-band HiaC in some years, but this album is a wonderful return to the formula. It's hard for me to say which "sound" I prefer, but this album's execution is nigh flawless. Stacks of tones and instruments come together with heaps of vocal/lyrical/melodic hooks to make something truly remarkable. I love "The Locals" & "This Never Happens" immensely. Favorite track: The Locals.
Soviet Bear
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Soviet Bear One of HiaHC's essential listen's. This is a major part of their odd indie pop-rock-folk mashup that makes a remarkebly nostalgic yet oddly modern americana vibe that I've never heard anywhere else. This album came out at the right time with the right sound. It works anywhere from the bus, at work, or even when your just getting toasted.

Without my life story: Buy this tape. It's absolutely righteous, and you won't regret it. Favorite track: Neighborhood Cats.
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The Locals 04:52
Singer Sings 04:28
Stop 03:34


"Hypocrite in a Hippy Crypt’s 'Vegas of Feelings' creates a bit of a gloomy summer vibe. It’s hard to explain. I actually struggled for a long time trying to decide how to begin this write-up, how to best sum up the sound of this album for a potential listener. Can you picture in your head 'Revolver' if it was recorded by Guided by Voices? If that combination is your bag (it IS mine) then you will probably find this to be a worthwhile listen.

After a couple of listens I found myself humming along to most songs. Each track has at least one or two really strong little melodic moments which are guaranteed to get stuck in your head. Of particular note are the chorus melody on “Sweet Cecelia” and the fuzzed-out guitar leads on “Neighborhood Cats,” probably my favorite track on the album.
Lyrically things tend to veer toward bummerville.

Even when sweet sentiments are expressed they are inevitably overcome by pessimism and doubt. On album opener “The Locals,” the singer suggests to his love interest that they “start a family like the locals like to do” so he can spend his evenings “killing dreams” with her. On the title track, he proclaims: “I just hit the jackpot on nothing/pour another glass full and charge it to the bar.” 'Vegas of Feelings' is indeed a fitting album title.

If you’re looking for a sweet, upbeat yet melancholy pop-rock album to be the soundtrack to your summer, look no further."

- Wallace Luckas, Already Dead Tapes, 2018


released July 13, 2018


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