According to Vulture Smile's Facebook page, their manager is none other than Satan. Funny, I always assumed Satan would manage bands that sounded like Slayer or Sepultura, not a high-energy, jangle-pop quartet. Still, there is a subtle darkness underlining what is mostly a happy sound. Vulture Smile deliver a weird combination of sunny twee-pop and sulking shoegaze, underlined by some sophisticated post-rock guitar work. Lead singer Ed Pereira punctuates this dichotomy by varying between restrained melodies and all-out screaming. They fit in nicely with the growing scene of '80s alt-rock revival bands in San Jose like the Trims and Turn Me On Dead.