The Vidos cite as main musical influences such bands as the Strokes, Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Foo Fighters and Sonic Youth. Their official Facebook page also gives mention to the Vaccines, the White Stripes, Weezer, Marilyn Monroe, Radiohead, and Smashing Pumpkins. While this amalgam may seem unlikely and varied at first glance, a consistent thread appears in terms of imaginative tones, general irreverence and clever songwriting throughout. Each of these sonic attributes is clearly evident in “All the Time” by the Vidos, and audiophiles in the Vancouver area have been taking notice.
Describing their own sound and character in a few words, the Vidos write, “Bass, guitar, vocals and drum skins as loud as they can go, sometimes a little louder than that, even. We provide an unrelentingly energetic show and write really upbeat 'n' catchy songs about girls, death, and food. We're here to bring the funk back.”
Exuberant, youthful and eternally energetic, the Vidos list among their favorite things Mario Kart, “(awful)” movies, hockey, art, exotic cheeses, tetherball, and the color orange. Their bizarre collective sense of humor is integral to the overall Vidos experience, one which affects their music from its writing to its performance, and from its performance to its recording. One track from their previous LP record, “2012,” includes vocals recorded through a tiny microphone implanted in a toaster, into which their singer projected his voice.
Formed in 2011, the band's live videos drape across the Internet like a blanket and can be viewed from an assortment of websites including their official band site (link provided below). Live interviews on public radio stations are also available for listening.
“All the Time” by the Vidos is available online worldwide beginning July 25, 2014, and directly from the band's official website now. Get in early.
Lead Press Release Writer