"Cannonball" begins with sparse, mysterious guitarwork which builds to the bombastic riff. The dynamic song collects some elements from each of NEBVLA's influences. "We Are Not Complete" immediately burns its hooks and lines into the mind, an aggressive song that addresses some of humanity's greatest concerns. "Westward" glides forward, telling the story of a journey across the southwest desert to L.A. After the glow has faded, "Falling Forward" shows NEBVLA turning inside of itself, with slow, mellow, but eager sounds, building to the cathartic bridge. Presence ends with a concise pop piece, "First Night." It's spiky, fast-paced riffs guide the energetic singing, whose tone shows the lingering hormones of a young 20-something. At the song's conclusion, the chords ring out in celebratory fashion.
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released June 12, 2013
"Cannonball," "Westward," "Falling Forward," and "First Night" recorded at SutdioMedia Recording in Evanston, IL
"We Are Not Complete" recorded at Flowers Studio in Minneapolis, MN
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