It's ironic that
the best release of their careers comes after their band breaks up. Such is the case with
Topeka's Vitreous Humor, a band that's been together since the late '80s but has never
released a full-length, until now. Posthumous is a collection of unreleased tracks that
blend pop, grunge and rock into a slacker's sonic paradise. Imagine a weary, Midwestern
version of Nirvana that never sold out. Every hook-filled track has at least one ass-kick
guitar break or Feelies-style rhythm-guitar line. Danny Pound's quiet, intense vocals are
the perfect match for an in-your-face guitar that slowly creeps up on you like an old,
angry friend. Songs like "Sharin' Stone," "Why Are You So Mean to Me?"
and "Fashion Anyway" are just plain fun pop songs that try to do little more
than soothe your (leftover) teen angst. It's a swan song that rocks.
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