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Alternative Rock Band Viper Club Delivers with Latest Album, ‘Club Mix’

Last month, alternative rock band Viper Club released their latest album, Club Mix, an electrifying collection of demos and studio recordings that signify an exciting path forward for the Phoenix-based four-piece. Expect high energy, alluring charisma, and in-your-face lyrics that prompt listeners everywhere to embrace the freedom of living out loud.

“Call Me,” the album’s opening track, is a serotonin-inducing banger. “Call me, I’m sorry / And yadda-yadda-yadda-yadda / I hate this, I feel sick / The longer the wait, the hotter the water,” vocalist Jack VanDerPol sings seemingly about the pressures of fame coupled with the strain of a broken relationship.

Jack VanDerPol’s powerful vocals are backed by impressive musicianship from his younger brother and drumming phenom, Nate VanDerPol; long-time friend Carl Gumpert on bass; and seasoned touring guitarist, Gianni Jinx. Viper Club defies any attempts to tame its sound, oscillating effortlessly between rock and roll, psychedelic rock, and grunge. The band’s music serves as a companion for late nights and bouts of chronic insomnia.

Heavily influenced by cult films and pop culture, Viper Club dons a cinematic, colorful aesthetic in which anything goes. Club Mix explores topics from the grand pursuit of stardom (“Internet Star”) to the emotional scars of “Acne” that go beyond skin deep. “Can you give me a hand here? / While I stare in my mirror / I’ve used all my cream, shit / I want Accutane,” VanDerPol sings, adding, “I hate my life.”

Perhaps one of the most intriguing opportunities afforded by Club Mix is the ability to compare the song demos to the studio versions. For example, the studio version of “I DON’T WANNA GROW UP” features higher octave vocals and trims the song length by 35 seconds most likely for improved airplay. 

Club Mix is an immersive album that envelops you from the very first second and lingers until long after the final note. Check out the music video for Viper Club’s “Come Thru” below, and stay tuned for what promises to be great things in store for this rising talent. Discover more new music on our Alchemical Multigenre Mixdown playlist on YouTube and Spotify

Cynthia Gross

Maryland-based singer-songwriter Cynthia Gross seeks to inspire an awakening to all we are and all we can become. With a passion for language in all of its forms and more than a decade of experience as a professional ghostwriter, she is a light seeker who understands the power of each individual’s voice to create positive, meaningful change.

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