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Vanity First - Identity Crisis [LP]


Vanity First: Identity Crisis [VF-01]
Date Of Release: 20 April 2024


Identity Crisis is the debut full-length album from Sault Ste Marie-based skate punk trio Vanity First.

Featuring Andrew Beggs on vocals and bass guitar, Keegan McAllister on drums, and Mikhal Muto on guitar, Vanity First firmly plants their flag in the ground with this impressive debut, while channeling the legacy of punk titans like the Dead Kennedys and early Green Day.

Identity Crisis is more than just an album; it's a meticulously crafted homage to the pioneers of punk. Its sound and essence are a worthy addition to the genre, encapsulating the raw, unfiltered energy and social commentary that made punk music such a significant cultural phenomenon.

The decision to produce the album in-house, with guitarist Mikhal Muto at the helm, was one made with a commitment to authenticity in mind. This choice has resulted in a record that not only showcases the group's writing prowess, but its energy as well. The production process was no small feat. Capturing the electrifying intensity of Vanity First's live performances required a delicate balance of rawness and precision. The end product is a testament to the band's dedication and skill, offering listeners an experience that feels both nostalgic and fresh.

Through their music, Vanity First confronts the complexities of identity and the societal pressures that shape it, weaving these themes into the fabric of their songs. The band's dedication to preserving the essence of punk while injecting their unique perspective is evident throughout the album. From the explosive energy of the performances to the thoughtful production, Identity Crisis is a reflection of Vanity First's journey and a glimpse into their future.

This album is released in affiliation with MorningStar Records.


Track List:

1-1 : Hard Feelings [02:28]
1-2 : Off With Their Heads [03:04]
1-3 : Empty Home [02:20]
1-4 : When I Fall [03:03]
1-5 : Black Flies [02:55]
1-6 : Playboy Magazine [02:24]

2-1 : Get Out [04:41]
2-2 : Habitual Vanity [03:23]
2-3 : White Ghosts [09:11]

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