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Albums Of The Week: Vial | Burnout

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE:Vial are a Minneapolis indie punk trio of best friends: Bassist Taylor Kraemer, guitarist KT Branscom, and drummer Katie Fischer.

Vial have brought their genre-bending cascade of sound into electrifying live performances since their formation (on Tinder, mind you) in mid-2019. They’ve got songs that smack you in the face: Rage-written speedruns about running over misogynistsand head-bopping, cheek-blushing queer love songs to tingle your toes. Vial are a powerhouse that know how to adapt their sound, and themselves, allowing them to grow in new ways.

They spent 2020’s days of quarantine creating a wide audience on TikTok and other social media while revving up to release their blossoming debut album, Loudmouth (2021). This record was highly anticipated after the success of their debut EP Grow Up, which hit streaming sites soon after their formation.

Following the release of Loudmouth, Vial made an explosive return to live music, playing historic venues across Minnesota, including First Avenue’s iconic main stage, and have hit many of their favorite cities while supporting artists such as FIDLAR, Hunny and Mal Blum.”