From Columbus, OH comes the pop duo of Tyler Joseph and Josh Dun, better known as Twenty One Pilots. After two self-released albums, they signed with the Fueled by Ramen label to release their full-length debut album, “Vessel.” The album was released at the beginning of the year and debuted at #58 on the Billboard Album chart and cracked the top 10 of the US Alternative music chart.
The music and beats on this album are very hard to resist. Joseph rolls through the lyrics of the opening track, “Ode To Sleep” as if he was Eminem. But the great thing about their sound is that they aren’t afraid of mixing tempos and styles like in “Holdin On To You” and “Screen.” Some of the highlights of this album is the acoustic sing-along “House Of Gold” and the playful, but unforgettable “Car Radio.” They turn on their 1980’s synthesizer for “Semi-Automatic” and “Fake You Out,” before finishing the album with the calming sounds of “Truce.”
Twenty One Pilots are currently on the road until mid-June, including a stop on May 10 and the Webster Underground in Hartford, CT. For more information and for a complete list of tour dates, please visit twentyonepilots.com.