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Chronic nostalgia

keys and vices


Keys And Vices, is an indie rock band that is built on powerful vocals, intimate songwriting, and dynamic melodies. Drawing from sporadic influences such as Foo Fighters to Alabama Shakes, and Jeff Buckley to Elton John, the songs tour through diverse musical genres.

The backbone of Keys And Vices, Jennifer Valdez, is a brilliant and ambitious musician, singer/songwriter. Jennifer’s ability to evoke genuine emotion through her music and lyrics, take the listener on a storybook bender, sans the reading glasses. With the eclectic sounds and raw energy of Kevin McCarty on bass, and the effortless offbeat meets hard rock drum styling of Kristopher Ayala, these exceptionally talented musicians have merged 3 different musical backgrounds to create one captivating band.

When asked “what does ‘Keys And Vices’ mean?”
Jennifer Valdez answers, “the passion to create what you love, should above all, outweigh the compulsion to drown in vices.”


Vocals, Guitar, Piano, Lyrics / Jennifer Valdez
Bass / Kevin McCarty
Drums / Kris Ayala



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Kill The Music

“Unsigned Spotlight: Keys And Vices”

breathing the core

“Track by track: Keys and Vices”



Thanks for checking our website! We’re prepping for the release of our first album, “Chronic Nostalgia”. Our album release show will be on Friday, March 15th in Sacramento, CA at Old Ironsides - don’t miss it!

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Jennifer / Keys And Vices

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Chronic Nostalgia

by Keys And Vices

“Chronic Nostalgia” will be available
March 15, 2019