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Stream: Vaz, “Black Paste”

November 11, 2013


"Black Paste," the latest single from Brooklyn trio Vaz, is kind of how I've always wanted prog music to sound: complicated and baroque and widescreen, as you'd expect prog music to be, but also messy and imperfect, disinterested in creating the illusion that making music with lots of rapid chord changes and convoluted harmonies is easy. In fact, it sounds kind of like Hubble's Ben Greenberg was deliberately pushing the whole thing into the red when he engineered the track for the group, or else that he was just really trying to capture what this band sounds like live, and how the moments when they're driving so hard on a single chord that whole thing starts sounding ever so slightly out of tune are the moments that feel the most alive. "Black Paste" is a track from the group's sophomore LP, Visiting Hours, which is out November 12th via Sleeping Giant Glossolalia. Tourdates below.

Stream: Vaz, "Black Paste"

11/01 Brooklyn, NY- Saint Vitus Bar w/Melt Banana
11/02 Baltimore, MD - Golden West Cafe w/Roomrunner
11/04 Pittsburgh, PA - Smiling Moose w/Microwaves
11/05 Cleveland, OH - Now That's Class w/Murderman, Homostupids
11/06 Chicago, IL - Permanent Records (early)
11/06 Chicago, IL - Township
11/07 Des Moines, IA - Vaudeville Mews
11/08 St. Paul, MN - Turf Club
11/09 Fargo, ND - The Aquarium
11/11 Missoula, MT - The Badlander
11/12 Seattle, WA - The Highline w/Glose, Great Goddamn, Burien
11/13 Portland, OR - The Know w/RABBITS, Prizehog
11/14 San Francisco, CA - The Knockout w/Burmese
11/15 Oakland, CA - Stork Club w/Prizehog
11/16 Davis, CA - Third Space Theory
11/17 Los Angeles, CA - Handbag Factory w/Big Business, Submissions (Album Release)
11/18 Los Angeles, CA - Vacation Vinyl
11/19 Tijuana, MX - Otras Obras
11/20 San Diego, CA - The Void
11/21 Tucson, AZ - Plush
11/22 Midland, TX - Pine Box
11/23 Austin, TX - Mohawk w/Rusted Shut, Sur, Shit & Shine
11/24 Denton, TX - Rubber Gloves w/Bludded Head
11/25 New Orleans, LA - Circle Bar
11/27 Atlanta, GA - 529
11/29 Chapel Hill, NC - Local 506

Stream: Vaz, “Black Paste”