Archive for January 31, 2012

LA-based Vas Defrans are  a couple letters off of a male anatomy lesson, but are spot on when it comes to their self-titled EP released this month. Last I saw them in December at the Whiskey-a-Go- Go, I was left  on the edge of my seat waiting for the album release. These five precocious and progressive rockers present six solid tracks defined by soulful vocals backed by well-calculated, complex, and expertly executed rhythms, and gripping guitar and bass lines that will get your body moving. I’m officially addicted to the record, especially opening track, “The Individual,” which I can only describe as “sexy math rock.” I’m thrilled to have the EP to tide me over, but I’m hoping there’s a New York show in store!

You can grab the album here for just under six bucks, but if you’re in the LA area,  be sure to catch these guys before  you can’t get into their shows anymore.  Check out this fantastic “making of” video!