Red Vox is an Alternative Rock band hailing from Staten Island, New York City. Formed by Vinny and "Jabroni" Mike of Vinesauce fame, they are joined by producer Joe Pecora and a number of other guest musicians.
- What Could Go Wrong (2016)
- "Trolls and Goblins" (Non-album single) (2016)
- Blood Bagel (EP) (2016)
- Another Light (2017)
- Another Light Demos (2018)
- "Stranded" (Non-album single, later added to the double-LP release of Another Light) (2018)
- Kerosene (2019)
This band provides examples of:
- Album Title Drop:
- "Burn a Picture" ends on the line "There's another light". In "Memories Lie" the outro features the lyrics "Try to see it in another light".
- "Hungry Ghost" has the line "All you are is kerosene".
- Atomic F-Bomb: Ostensibly the point of "Fuck"- the protagonist experiences several increasingly ridiculous misfortunes, one after the other, that lead him to shouting out "FUCK!"
- Break-Up Song: "In A Dream" is one. It takes a much more somber, confused look at the end of the relationship especially with the line, "I don't know what any of this means to me."
- Butt-Monkey: The protagonist of "Fuck".
- Celebrity Elegy: "From the Stars" is one for David Bowie, who passed away the year before Another Light's release.
- Concept Album: Another Light.
- Casanova Wannabe: "There She Goes" is a lighthearted account of a man who keeps trying to pick up girls, only for them to walk out on him in the morning. He starts with a prostitute at an old bar, gets catfished by someone he met through a dating/hookup app, and finally ends up settling for some porn he finds in the trash.
- A Date with Rosie Palms: It's strongly implied that a porn magazine found in the trash is what the Casanova Wannabe protagonist of "There She Goes" ends up settling for after his multiple failures in dating.Got a new woman
Found her in a trash can
Think this is the woman, baby, I really do
Better tell my hand
- Dating Service Disaster: The protagonist of "There She Goes" gets catfished by someone through a dating app.Got another woman
Found her on my new phone
Really should see her photos
Too bad they weren't her own
- Deadpan Snarker: The whole lot of the band-members.
- Despair Event Horizon: Subverted with "Burn A Picture".First Verse (Reprise):
If you burn a picture
To obtain the ashes
You resign to throw yourself away
There's another, another light (x5)
- Fading into the Next Song: The outro to "Another Light" can be heard in the first couple of seconds of "Settle for Less".
- Fantasy-Forbidding Father: "Job in the City" is a sarcastic account of a parent who is urging their child to get a "real job" in the city. The parent openly mocks how their child's aspirations didn't turn out to be what they expected, how they're going to abandon fun with their friends to slave their days away for pennies, and they even try to guilt their child by bringing up everything they've done for them.
- Intercourse with You: "Between the Cheeks" is a ballad... about how much the protagonist is longing for anal sex with the song's subject.
- In the Style of...:
- Word of God states that "Job in the City" was written as a pastiche of Talking Heads, with the middle portion being based on Pink Floyd.
- Vinny stated that guitar tone for the Title Track of Another Light was inspired by "Airbag" by Radio Head
- Vinny also implied during one of his Vinesauce streams that "Reno" was based on the musical style of Nirvana.
- "Stranded", the bonus track exclusive to the double-LP release of Another Light, combines elements of several Pink Floyd songs, such as "One of These Days" and "Dogs".
- Heroic Self-Deprecation: "Hazy" from What Could Go Wrong, with the protagonist saying that they're not good enough. Until near the end, where they realise that what they did was worth it and the voice at the back of his head which doubted him subsequently changes its tune.
- Jerkass: The protagonist in "Tired of Love", though Jusitfied since he's tired of having sex with his girlfriend and wants out with the relationship.
- Longest Song Goes Last:
- "In a Dream", the finale of What Could Go Wrong, which clocks in at 5:18.
- The LP release of Another Light caps off with the 9:15 bonus track "Stranded", which takes up the entirety of Side D.
- Lyrical Cold Open: "From the Stars" on Another Light.
- Manipulative Bastard: "The Wrong Side of History" seems to imply this, the protagonist calling out somebody who uses others and is a fake.You say your mind is never shut
But you've got everything locked up
You've got a sentimental
But you're under someone elses thumb
- Mohs Scale of Rock and Metal Hardness: The softest being most of the tracks on Kerosene with 1-2, while the What Could Go Wrong and Another Light being 3-5, the 5 being Atom Bomb and Reno.
- Pep-Talk Song:
- "Along The Way" involves the protagonist wishing them luck and giving advice.
- "Forgive and Forget" is basically this.
- The Title Track of Another Light also counts.
- Rage Breaking Point: The story of "Fuck" chronicles a multitude of increasingly ridiculous misfortunes that befall the protagonist one after the other. The song ends with the band's drummer, Mike, contributing some Cluster F-Bomb-laced Angrish.
- Run Away Hide Away: "In The Garden" does this or at least a variation with the protagonist running off and not taking responsibility.I'm not to blame for this
I'll hide away until the day is through
I will run from this
I'll find a way to push the blame on you
- School Is for Losers: Defied by the protagonist in "Back to School". The protagonist is very close to finishing school, the senioritis is setting in, and he keeps seeing his friends enjoying themselves, apparently skipping or having dropped out entirely. Even after they snub him for staying in school, he toughs it out, knowing he's come too close to finishing the job.
- Sequel Hook: An Easter Egg track after the end of What Could Go Wrong plays a short, soft guitar riff. That same riff would be the basis for the opening Title Track of Another Light.
- Stopped Caring: The very last chorus of "Settle for Less" from Another Light.
- Ray of Hope Ending: "Burn A Picture" from Another Light.
- Recognizable by Sound: The Goblin solo from "Trolls and Goblins", if you know Vinny and his noises.
- The Perils of Being the Best: "Hungry Ghost", a self-aware look on ego and getting to the top.
- Textless Album Cover: Another Light and Kerosene in their original releases; LP reissues add the band name and album title.
- Title Track: Another Light and Kerosene both have one.
- Unexpectedly Dark Episode: While Red Vox's music isn't entirely saccharine to begin with, Kerosene is very dour and personal compared to their usual oeuvre.
- What Did I Do Last Night?: "Reno" begins with the speaker waking up in the desert near Reno, Nevada extremely hungover.
- We All Die Someday: "Memento Mori" strongly implies this, about the inevitability of death.