By Linh-Chi Nguyen, Courier Music Editor
After successfully releasing their first full-length album, A Flair For the Dramatic, male quartet Pierce the Veil has now managed to produce another, Selfish Machines. Mike Fuentes (drummer), along with his brother Vic Fuentes (singer), Tony Perry (guitarist) and Jaime Preciado (bassist) together create the magnetic and propelling band, Pierce the Veil.
Songs such as “Besitos”, “Fast Times At Claremont High” and “The Boy Who Could Fly” are perfectly satiated with a ridiculous amount of energy. Pierce is Veil, which is made up of predominately Mexican musicians, were not afraid to showcase the influence of their culture throughout the entire album. “Besitos” (which means kisses in Spanish) is mastered with rad guitar lines that are reflective of the band’s Hispanic heritage. Although bassists, to be quite frank, are almost always monotonous, Preciado maintains the unique flavor of each song by not failing to create interchangeable notes.