Vundabar Share New Single “Diver” via The Fader and announce 2018 Spring headline dates

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Vundabar Share New Single “Diver” via The Fader and announce 2018 Spring headline dates



“Diver,” that record’s [‘Smell Smoke”] midtempo jammer of a second single, is revved with rumbling guitar, thrashing cymbals, and a hint of “Sweater Song”-era melancholy.”

The Fader

“Vundabar are just as compelling offstage as they are on.”


“The sludge-pop duo’s new track smacks you over the head before you know what hit you — and that’s the point. 


“The album track, “Acetone,” is a jittery, seesawing firestarter”


Boston duo Vundabar have shared an infectious and haunting slacker-pop track, ‘Diver‘, via The Fader today, and announced headline tour dates for Spring 2018.

Talking about the track, vocalist Brandon Hagen said: “Diver’ is one of those songs that pours out. I wrote it in about 5 minutes after 2 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 ones location with acceptance but without resolve.”

The band is set to release their brand new album Smell Smoke  on February 23rd 2018. The sludge-indie record, which includes single Acetone premiered recently on Noisey, is an exercise in dealing with songwriter Brandon Hagen’s experience of taking care of a loved one who suffered a severe illness.

Vundabar have built a massive following through non-stop touring and their signature brand of jittery, rambunctious post-punk, yet much of their music hints at something darker beneath the surface. The band just wrapped up a two month Autumn/Winter US tour with The Frights and Hockey Dad. Today they announce their Spring North American headline tour with support from Ratboys, which includes a stop through SXSW.

Remaining 2017 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
2018 Tour Dates:
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


Featured Photo Credit : Rebecca Wnuk

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