Formed in 2009 right here in Columbus, if you somehow didn't know, Twenty One Pilots - singer Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun - released two albums on its own while accumulating a sizable social media following before signing to mall-punk stalwart Fueled by Ramen in 2012.

Formed in 2009 right here in Columbus, if you somehow didn’t know, Twenty One Pilots — singer Tyler Joseph and drummer Josh Dun — released two albums on its own while accumulating a sizable social media following before signing to mall-punk stalwart Fueled by Ramen in 2012.

Its latest effort, 2013’s Vessel, is the logical, slightly shinier continuation of previous records. Mostly, its music is made up of unfiltered piano, tacky synths, rap elements (Joseph sounds like a mix of Why?’s Yoni Wolf and Eminem) and pop-ready moments and/or choruses.

Lyrically, Twenty One Pilots are anxious, caught up in problems (including some troublingly off-hand references to suicide) and determined to overcome them. “I’m taking over my body/ back in control, no more shotty,” Joseph sing-raps on “Holding On To You,” coming through with the passenger seat-driver seat analogy. On single “Car Radio,” Joseph again likens being in control of his life to cars, wishing he could replace his stolen car radio because now, “I just sit in silence.”