Vaux (band)

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Genres Alternative rock
Years active 1997–2007
Labels Volcom Entertainment, Equal Vision Records
Members Quentin Smith
Joe McChan
Adam Tymn
Chris Sorensen
Greg Daniels
Ryder Robison

Vaux was a six-piece alternative rock band from Denver, Colorado.


Vaux was formed in 1997 in Denver, Colorado, under the original name Eiffel. They released a 7" single themselves, To Write A Symphony, in 1998. Indie label Undecided Records signed the band after they had toured the East Coast extensively for two years, and the band's debut album Audiblenarcotic was released in 2000. The album was a minor success on college radio, and the band earned a spot on the 2001 Warped Tour. In July 2002, for legal reasons, the band had to change its name, deciding on Vaux.

In 2002, Vaux moved to Orange County independent label Volcom Entertainment and released the EP On Life; Living, and the following year, second full-length There Must Be Some Way to Stop Them. The album received widespread critical acclaim, prompting Alternative Press magazine to include Vaux in their 100 Bands to Watch feature. During this time, the band embarked upon successful tours supporting Thrice, My Chemical Romance, Coheed and Cambria and The Used.

In January 2004 Vaux signed to major label Atlantic Records. Shortly after, the band released a 5-song EP, Plague Music, on Equal Vision Records. The band's major label debut, Beyond Virtue, Beyond Vice was due for release on November 8, 2005. However, Vaux recently severed ties with Atlantic. The band has since released the album themselves which was available to purchase on their last headlining tour and is available on their webstore in limited quantities.

On Tuesday, 22 August 2006, the song Are You With Me was released as the Single of the Week in the iTunes Music Store. Their final show was July 28, 2007 at the Bluebird Theater in Denver, CO.

In the 1986 film Pretty in Pink you can see an album section separator for VAUX (along with The Smiths) in TRAX, the record store where the main character Andie Molly Ringwald works.


  • Beyond Virtue, Beyond Vice was released conjunctively through Outlook Music and the band's own Vx Records label on August 1, 2006.
  • On July 28, 2007 the band played their last show together in Denver, Colorado at the Bluebird Theater. Ryder rejoined them for the last concert which also featured the bands Casket Salesmen, The Epilogues and Moccasin. They have plans to release a 5-song EP in the near future, they said that the album is around 30 minutes long.






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