I hadn't heard all that much about Victory Smokes outside of a few friends who mentioned them as being one of Missoula's premier modern rock bands, among a sea of folk and jam bands. We've never really looked to Missoula for anything really cutting edge, as the population there seemed to be content on trading their ‘off the board’ mixes of Grateful Dead shows (of which I am definitely guilty of owning a few). But after finding out that Mike (Victory's singer/rhythm guitarist) was also promoting some pretty cool rock shows down there, I became intrigued. I got the demo, and yes, it was rough, but the songs were there. I knew that we could work together to really polish them into great songs.
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