(KANSAS CITY, MO) Vigil and Thieves is a Kansas City alternative quartet, better defined as “loud and pretty,” that formed in early 2014. Previously described as “grandiose” with a “heartbreaking heaviness,” the band has honed in on dynamic and lyrically-driven song structures that have been compared to live poetry. Their debut album, [defective] book one, was released in September 2014, with an east coast tour in support. In 2016 the band won first place in the Judges’ Choice category via the Human Rights Campaign Battle of the Bands and launched their sophomore EP, Neverland, later that year.
Vigil and Thieves has since received high praise from publications including Curve Magazine, Tattoo.com, Hellhound Music, Liberty Press, CAMP Kansas City Magazine, I Heart Local Music, and more. A string of summer 2017 dates laid down the stepping stones for a brand new chapter and the completion of their debut LP, make sure they hear you, recorded and produced by John Burke at The Record Shop in Nashville, Tennessee and mastered by Sarah Register (The Shins, Ariana Grande, Sia, Garbage, etc.). The band will celebrate the official release of MSTHY on August 24 at The Granada Theater in Lawrence, Kansas followed by their first west coast tour in August/September 2018.
For fans of: Blondie, Circa Survive, Yeah Yeah Yeah’s, Modest Mouse
Vigil and Thieves is:
Sarah Storm- vocals, guitar, keys
Steph Castor- guitar
Matt Muckenthaler- bass