Burnside Album Details
I Was Totally Destroying It, Vexations CD
Part "Dark Tower"-inspired concept album and part break-up record, Vexations is also an homage to musical favorites/influences like Kate Bush, Cocteau Twins, U2 and The Cure. Of course, if you hadn't been told all that you'd probably just think it was simply a dazzling pop-rock album by a promising indie band. And you'd be right; but after releasing several albums to critical acclaim, this time around IWTDI opted to reach for the stars - or at least push their own boundaries. Rather than going into what guitarist John Booker jokingly refers to as "super-crazy-metal-concept-land," the band loosely used "The Dark Tower" as a springboard, weaving the series' themes of obsession and commitment with their own stories. Also available on VINYL.