"Featuring members of Modest Mouse, Red Stars Theory, and Stagger Lee, Vells follows up their brilliant Flight From Echo Falls LP with this excellent album reminiscent of The Shins on steroids." -- Don Yates, KEXP "Tristan Marcum's ether-worldly rising harmonies conspire with shiny melodies and steadily bouncing meters to craft perfectly visceral pop songs." -- Pitchfork "File under: magical realism for urban cynics. Vells' unicorn pop is catchier than any disease indigenous to the land of make-believe ... Tristan Marcum's dream-weaving tones are haltingly beautiful." -- Seattle Weekly "Put Tristan Marcum and Jeremiah Green (yes, that Jeremiah Green) in a studio and you get gold, friend, gold. Gold stamped gold, even." -- Bandoppler [9.5] What hits you first about this band is that it includes Modest Mouse drummer Jeremiah Green. Add singer/songwriter Tristan Marcum, and your ears will surely want to welcome Integretron. Vells formed back in 2002 with classical pianist Mary Thinnes and bassist Adam Howrey (Fruit Bats, Helvatia). This album also features the talents of Red Stars Theory's ultra-melodic guitarist Tony Palmasani and fiddle magic from fellow Modest Mouse member Tom Peloso. The sheer amount of musical texture on Integretron is matched by Marcum's lyrical detail and suave flow, melded with Vells' signature celestial harmonies to create a surreal, dreamlike masterpiece. The band's style is reminiscent of the modern straightforwardness of friends (and fans) The Shins, combined with the psychedelic sonic characteristics of The Beatles and infused with innovative new sounds similar to The Knife. The result is a dazzling collection of spun-sugar songs that woo listeners with a gleeful brand of apocalyptic pop.