Vanaprasta was an expected discovery- one of many, a result of this year’s Sunset Strip Music Festival. I was lucky enough to catch up with them at said festival and we chatted for a bit (HERE!) about Vanaprasta’s upcoming plans musically for the next few months.
Now, after an entirely successful residency at the Echo, they’re gearing up for a little CMJ action- leaving the city of angels for the city the never sleeps, New York- and it’s no wonder the quintet were granted entrance complete with performance rights into the famed Indie fest. From their ambient Caribou-like “Minnesota,” to the Bon Iver-ish “color of sin,” the group covers the spectrum of indie rock and it’s ROY-G-BIV spectrum of sounds.
While geometry seems to have a set staple of rules and guidelines, Vanaprasta has no problem breaking musical boundaries and exploring every plane of the auditory unknown- and every attendee at their shows is a willing student of Vanaprasta’s philosophy. Hipsters, scenesters, and any and all unclassified music enthusiasts alike end up swaying to and fro entranced by the incredibly endearing sounds the five California kids have to offer.
The band’s energy onstage alone is contagious, and in no time the room is afflicted with the same raw emotion, struck down by an undeniable force to be reckoned with. (If you have not already done so, and being good students yearning for an ample dose of healthy geometry- head HERE and listen to “color of sin.” Do not pass go, do not collect two hundred dollars.)
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Goodluck and may the force be with you in your pursuit of a little 7 inch awesomeness. Vanaprasta is clearly a diamond in the rough of Los Angeles. Tune in to www.myspace.com/vanaprasta to stay updated on the latest and greatest with the fab five.
See that pic of me? Yeah- that would be me running across 6th street in Austin to catch another great band at SXSW. You can pretty much find me running to catch a great show 24/7, 365. I’m bestnewbands.com’s Festivals Editor, and I’m here to keep you in the know, now, about the latest & greatest happening in the music scene! Feel free to cyberstalk me via my Twitter account to keep up with what’s lust at first listen, and what’s hear today- gone tomorrow. Rock & Roll.
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