’79th & Flight’ by The Vibrant Sound

Introducing The Vibrant Sound (Northplatte Recs)

The Vibrant Sound is a movement of ingenuity. Combining eclectic styles from Los Angeles to New York, this trio has captured a sound that defies boundaries on all sides. Based on the songwriting slash lyrical delivery of leadman McKay Stevens, the Vibrant Sound came together to create music for ghettoblasters to speak through and people to connect to. Touching on issues of poverty, racism, and the media, this group is conscious of the community problems we all face. At the same time they keep it light and humorous on other tracks addressing relationships or nostalgic childhood memories. With a bowl full of soul they create an atomosphere with their music and live show that captivates audiences and keeps them bobbing their heads. Though originally based on Stevens’ acoustic flows, the addition of a human drum machine (Jacob Skaggs) and the warm vocals and jazzy guitar of Ed Eyre, has given this group a unique sound that can only be labeled as one thing, VIBRANT!

Our favorite Vibrant Sound lyric is from the song The Industrial Revolution:

“honor is truth and in a man’s handshake, but when a man breaks his word that’s a damn shame”

Their debut album Downtown (2009) is very entertaining, however, their live shows with bands including Imagine Dragons, Tyrone Wells, Neon Trees, The Flobots, Isaac Russell, Joshua James, and more are where they really shine.  And the band includes violinist Lindsey Stirling as seen on America’s Got Talent.