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Vundabar announce new album Either Light, North American tour dates

on January 16, 2020, 8:28am

Boston indie rockers Vundabar have announced their new album Either Light, due out March 13 on Gawk Records. As a preview of the effort, the band has shared the first single “Burned Off”, plus they’ve mapped out a string of upcoming North American tour dates.

Following 2018’s Smell Smoke, the latest LP marks a bit of growth for the duo. According to a press release, Either Light finds them working with a producer Patrick Hyland (Mitski), their first time bringing someone in for the role. Recorded at Gradwell House and Retro City Studios, the band also brought on several guests, like original bass player Zackery Abramo and Emily Massey from Slow Pulp, as well as a variety of new instrumentation like sequencer, vibraphone, synth, drum machines.

“The album is about the transitional lightness that follows a period of heaviness” said singer/guitarist Brandon Hagen in a press statement. “After years of being caught up in a dark period marked by sickness, strife and worry, and using it as the context in which I saw myself, I suddenly found I’d outgrown that story. With that came a feeling of lightness that was opposite the feeling which preceded it.”

The album’s lead track “Burned Off” is the kind that immediately sticks, with hints of new wave rolled into tight little hooks and succinct, catchy verses. In a press statement, Hagen broke down the single, saying,

“The song explores that surreal and sometimes inexplicable moment of interior shift, the fog lifting, and the way our internal state informs our external experience. It could turn light into a puddle or a puddle into light, but then it burns off! Temporary and dual. We see our protagonist wet, we see our protagonist dry, we see our protagonist ruminating and then looking to the future, finally finding solace in the ephemeral, the chorus a reassurance of what’s now known.”

The song comes equipped with a music video, featuring the two frontmen miming through lyrical interpretations under hot orange light. Watch it ahead.

Pre-orders for the full album are up and running. Following the LP’s release, the band will take off on a lengthy North American tour, joining up with Great Grandpa, Ohmme, and more. Dates kick off on March 18th in Buffalo, NY, and after zigzagging the country eventually circle back and end on April 30th in New York City at the Bowery Ballroom. Grab your tickets here.

Check out the album artwork and tracklist below, followed by Vundabar’s full tour itinerary.

Either Light Artwork:

Vundabar Either Light Album Artwork

Either Light Tracklist:
01. Out Of It
02. Burned Off
03. Codeine
04. Petty Crime
05. Easier
06. Never Call
07. Montage Music
08. Jester
09. Paid For
10. Other Flowers
11. Wax Face

Vundabar Tour Dates:
03/18 – Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place +o
03/19 – Toronto, ON @ The Garrison +o
03/20 – Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop +o
03/21 – Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall +o
03/22 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry +o
03/24 – Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre ^&
03/25 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ^&
03/26 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
03/28 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios ^
03/29 – Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret ^
03/30 – Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile !
04/01 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel ! *
04/02 – Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room ! *
04/03 – San Diego, CA @ House of Blues Voodoo Room ! *
04/04 – Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room ! *
04/05 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge ! *
04/07 – Austin, TX @ Barracuda ! *
04/08 – Dallas, TX @ Club Dada ! *
04/09 – Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall ! *
04/11 – Orlando, FL @ Soundbar ?+
04/12 – Atlanta, GA @ The Masqurade-Purgatory ?+
04/13 – Nashville, TN @ The High Watt ?+
04/14 – Ashville, NC @ The Mothlight ?+
04/15 – Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall ?+
04/16 – Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall ?+
04/17 – Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church ?+
04/24 – Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club ?+
04/29 – Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade ?+
04/30 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom ?+

+ = w/ Boyscott
& = w/ Ohmme
o = w/ The Ophelias
^ = w/ Great Grandpa
! = w/ Destroy Boys
* = w/ Boyo
? = w/ Dehd

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