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Through their music and live performance, The Outer Vibe captures a “Big America” energy
that is larger than a 1960s Detroit assembly line. Their sound is a collage of the motor city’s
passion and power, the upbeat, good feelings of the West coast, and a cinematic southwestern
nostalgia, a blend they like to call “surf disco.” The familiar, organic music supports a positive
lyrical message of perseverance, maintaining relationships, and a carefree lifestyle.
The Outer Vibe’s latest music was created in collaboration with producer Brad Dollar (Grateful
Dead, Keb-Mo, The National) and mastering engineer Joe LaPorta (The Foo Fighters, Imagine
Dragons, Vampire Weekend) and will be released in early 2015. They ﬁlled their studio with
dusty vintage amps and keyboards and vintage-modeled microphones to accurately capture the
sounds they desired.
When asked what the new music sounds like, the band’s immediate response is, “Clint
Eastwood drinking a pina colada at a Dick Dale concert.” Offering a more introspective
explanation, Dollar says, “When I listen to the latest batch of The Outer Vibe productions, I feel
like I’m on a vacation I don’t want to leave. The guitars feel like a Cheshire smile on a sunny
beach, the drums beat like perfect waves on the shore. Everything stays glued together with
sticky-sweet vocals, trumpets sounding from the west, and bass sounds that walked down from
another planet. All at the same moment providing reﬂection and rejoice.”
Their new music is a follow-up to their 2012 album “Hoka Hey”, which independently
achieved much success, getting top 5 request at radio in Michigan, Wisconsin and the Dakotas
and licensing from ABC News’s “Good Morning, America” and West Michigan’s Baker College in