Seattle singer/songwriter Stefan Paul George has actively written, recorded and released music for the majority of the past decade now. While much of the earlier material focused on George (SPG) as a solo act, SPG recently shifted gears with his new band The Vices. The trio of SPG, Samuel Orson Mcdonald and Clarke Reid rounds out the new iteration. Last July, SPG & The Vices released their eponymous, six track EP.
This month, SPG & The Vices released their debut, full length record Don’t Lose Your Head. The album features nine tracks, including reworked versions of a few previously released songs and unreleased cuts as well. This is easily the most polished and tightest body of work from SPG yet. The production of David Boman is on display with Don’t Lose Your Head. The Vices trio have clearly logged their fare share of time together, as their grooves stay nimble and cohesive through the album’s uptempo transitions and changes of pace. SPG’s songwriting retains the playfulness, wordplay and accessibility of his earlier work, but Don’t Lose Your Head is his most mature album yet.
Stream SPG & The Vices Don’t Lose Your Head below and pick the album up on Bandcamp here.