In a fine close to their September residency at the Echo, Vanaprasta played their anticipated full length album, Healthy Geometry, in it's entirety. The band has decided to release a 7" vinyl featuring "Minnesota" and "Skinny State" while the LP receives its finishing touches.
The band was praised early on with their breakout EP, Forming the Shapes, and based on these two new tracks Vanaprasta is not slowing down. "Minnesota" opens with a bit of synth before being joined by Steven Wilkin's vocals and Ben Smiley's drums, the verse brings in the rest of the band -- Collin Desha and Cameron Dmytryk on guitar and keys, and Taylor Brown on bass. The choruses power through with gritty, belted vocals and distorted guitars before resolving into a sexy, dirty guitar solo break near the end of the song. The other debuted track, "Skinny State", opens with rhythmic bass and drums that powers through the verse and chorus, setting a more frantic pace. A quick, straightforward track, Wilkin's vocals crescendo to the final screamed chorus before quietly leading out. If you've never heard them, think of a more talented version of Kings of Leon.
Healthy Geometry was produced by Manny Nieto (HEALTH, The Breeders) who brought the band under his wing to help them craft a more powerful, trashy, and raw sound. "Minnesota" and "Skinny State" were two of the three tracks to be fully at Nieto's studio. LA local Dave Cooley (Silversun Pickups, Local Natives) mastered the recording, icing on the cake for this LP. -- We're looking forward to it!
Listen to "Minnesota"
Listen to "Skinny State"