Vundabar premieres “Diver,” an alt-rock document of grief

It’s off the Boston band’s upcoming album, Smell Smoke.

December 04, 2017
Vundabar premieres “Diver,” an alt-rock document of grief Rebecca Wnuk

Having recently wrapped up a full-blown American tour with rock bands The Frights and Hockey Dad, the Boston band Vundabar is getting ready to put out a new album. "Diver," that record's midtempo jammer of a second single, is revved with rumbling guitar, thrashing cymbals, and a hint of "Sweater Song"-era melancholy.

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Over email, Vundabar's Brandon Hagen told The FADER how "Diver" came to be. "I wrote it in about five minutes," he said, "after two years of impasse and refusal to giving certain feelings shape or acknowledgement. The levy broke and the song is what came out of it. It's a document of grief, sitting in the wake of loss and taking note of one's location with acceptance but without resolve."

Smell Smoke comes out February 2018. Pre-order it here.

Tour dates:

12.06 - DeKalb, IL @ The House Cafe
12.07 - Lansing, MI @ Mac's Bar
12.08 - Toronto, ON @ The Smiling Buddha
12.09 - Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
03.02 - Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel
03.03 - Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
03.06 - Philadelphia, PA @ philaMOCA
03.07 - Washington, DC @ DC9
03.08 - Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
03.09 - Carrboro, NC @ Cat's Cradle (back room)
03.10 - Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Music Festival
03.11 - Orlando, FL @ Will's Pub
03.13 - New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
03.17 - Dallas, TX @ Trees
03.20 - Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
03.21 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
03.22 - Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest
03.23 - Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
03.24 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza
03.27 - San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
03.28 - San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew
03.30 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
03.31 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
04.01 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
04.04 - St Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room
04.05 - Madison, WI @ The Frequency
04.06 - Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
04.07 - Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
04.08 - Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
04.10 - Lakewood, OH @ Mahall's
04.12 - Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
04.13 - Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot
04.14 - Portland, ME @ Space Gallery

Vundabar premieres “Diver,” an alt-rock document of grief