Vinyl LP pressing. Because only about 60 miles separate Athens and Atlanta, you would think that the same sphere of influence would affect both cities. In the past decade, Atlanta has seen the growth of a creatively sustainable music scene, and we nearly forgot about our neighbors up the road. There is no shortage of great bars, restaurants and clubs in Athens, but it's been a little while since an Athens band made me want to jump in my car and make the trip. VINCAS have given me that much needed excuse. Blood Bleeds is a monster of a record. They are playing dark and heavy songs that immediately draw Birthday Party and Gun Club comparisons. I'd bet they have some later Scientists records in their collections, too, as there is a discernible element of swampishness weaving itself throughout the record. It's sexy in a bitter-dark-chocolate kind of way and has a pounding cohesiveness throughout. Vincas demonstrate total control from start to finish, and it's pretty clear that they didn't just stumble into a style of music like this. We truly hope the folks over in Athens realize what they've got on their hands.