06.11.2014 — “Fragment/Fatigue” by Vaniish

Vaniish

If you only listen to one song today, make it “Fragment/Fatigue” by Vaniish (2014, from the album Memory Work).

Vaniish is a post-punk/shoegaze four-piece from San Francisco. The band is centered around Kevin Tecon and Amy Rosenoff. Tecon used to be in two amazing Bay-area bands — Soft Moon and Wax Idols. When his mother passed away in 2013, he removed himself from both of those bands and started with something brand new. He recruited fellow Wax Idols member Amy Rosenoff (bass) and two other SF music scene guys in Adam Beck (guitar/keys) and Nick Ott (drums).

The band formed in October of 2013, and they released their debut album Memory Work yesterday via Metropolis Records.

Most of the record shows some heavy influence by the early, darker stuff by The Cure. In particular, Rosenoff’s bass playing, which has me thinking of “Siamese Twins” and the kick-and-snare-heavy drums way in the front of the mix. Today’s song has a little bit of that 1980 The Cure flavor, but it also has some elements of shoegaze. Heavily affected washed out guitars building to a wall of sound.

I got something in the mailbag about this fantastic record last week, and now the record is out for everyone to enjoy. Everyone should go ahead and get a copy.

“Fragment/Fatigue” by Vaniish

I love the darkness of it. The weight of it. The buzz. The cacophony.

You can buy a digital copy of Memory Work here.

About dlee

North Carolina born and bred. I'm a restaurant guy who spends free time listening to music, watching hockey and playing Scrabble. I have a bachelor's degree in political science and I will most likely never put it to use. View all posts by dlee

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