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NEWS SOURCE: Mixtus Media
April 2, 2012

The Vespers, a young (19-22) indie band of two sisters and two brothers, play a dozen of instruments between them, creating infectious folk-pop with both the buoyancy of youth and deeper spiritual themes. For their second album, The Fourth Wall out April 3, they have preceding support from mainstream heavy hitters The Huffington Post, American Songwriter - and PBS' "Bluegrass Underground," who chose them for the taping of their second season, including other roots artists The Civil Wars and Sarah Jarosz. The band has spent the last two years touring from Boston to Austin, festivals and colleges, becoming one of one of those few lucky new artists to merit a quickly growing fanbase.

The lead vocalists Callie and Phoebe Cryar were brought up in a musical family, honing their gifts as young kids singing background vocals on Music Row, and both have expansive characteristics to their vocal and instrumental abilities. It was a chance meeting that brought them an earthy grounding in brothers Bruno and Taylor Jones who were drawn to gritty southern rock and the depth of their father's record collection that included soul music from the likes of Stevie Wonder.

Everyone in the band contributes to the songwriting, and the only outside track is influential bluesman Son House's "Grinnin In Your Face." The album kicks off with "Better Now," a layered pop-folk tale while "Lawdy" begins as a swampy old mountain tune before growing into a full-bodied Sunday morning spiritual. The Vespers also offer a full share of effervescent pop songs like "Will You Love Me" and "Flower Flower," while "Close My Eyes" gradually mingles electric guitar with banjo, before culminating in a frenzied multi-instrumental finale and "Got No Friends" is a bluesy stomp.

The Vespers just returned from shows in Boston and New York and have 3 release events in Nashville before heading out to the southeast. The Vespers Website EPK Video

"With the release of their superb second album The Fourth Wall The Vespers are on the verge of breaking through…" - Huffington Post by featured writer Michael Bialas "I think I may be saying this band's serene name with reverence before long. These four are great…catchy but not predictable, and they have a cool sense of structure…they're entering big time 'tell everyone' mode." - Craig Havighurst - NPR, Music City Roots, String Theory Media

"[The Vespers] sound like a winsome summer in Tennessee, full of love and grace, which has the same kind of innocent, sincere charm as Poema, but with a folk/bluegrass sound - think the Avett Brothers, Alison Krauss, and The Civil Wars."

"The Fourth Wall provides a terrific example of what the genre can provide with the right people at the helm, while including thoughtful lyrics and spiritual insight." --Tyler Hess for

"If your looking for great listen, or even craving new flavor for your worship music taste. Then check out The Vespers The Fourth Wall online for a preview listen and much more." Tim Schnieders --, Associated Conent

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