Cul-De-Sac (album)

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Studio album by V Shape Mind
Released September 9, 2003
Recorded at Armoury Studios and Greenhouse Studios
Genre Alternative metal
Length 48:45
Language English
Label Republic Records/Universal Records
Producer David Bottrill
V Shape Mind chronology
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
Allmusic 2.5/5 stars [1]
IGN (8.0/10) [2]

Cul-De-Sac is the debut studio album by Decatur, IL alternative metal band V Shape Mind. The album was released on September 9, 2003 through Republic Records/Universal Records.

Its first and only single, "Monsters," features vocals by Chad Gray of Mudvayne, who happened to be best friends with lead singer Brad Hursh. The song Monsters, made its local radio debut late in the summer of 2003 and found moderate airplay throughout the remainder of the year, thanks to local radio station play. V Shape Mind toured with Powerman 5000 and the aforementioned Mudvayne, under a "radio station mini tour" in promotion of their debut. However, Cul-De-Sac proved to be the band's only studio album before disbanding in May 2004 due to being shafted by their label.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Antithesis of Origami" – 3:38
  2. "Glitches" – 4:06
  3. "Monsters" – 4:32
  4. "Dangle" – 3:53
  5. "The Taste of Vinegar" – 3:32
  6. "Totally Different Head" – 3:00
  7. "Peel the Rind" – 3:58
  8. "Gravity" – 3:34
  9. "Brakecheck" – 3:16
  10. "Chameleon Wars" – 3:35
  11. "That Cool Refreshing Drink" – 6:06
  12. "Every Little Thing (E.L.T.)" [Hidden Track] – 5:30

Chart positions[edit]

Year Single U.S. Mainstream Rock
2003 "Monsters" 40



Album production[edit]

  • All songs written by Brad Hursh
  • Produced, engineered, and mixed by David Bottrill
  • Assistant engineering by Misha Rajaratnam at Armoury Studios and Gord Sran at Greenhouse Studios
  • Mastered by George Marino at Sterling Sound