Vaura release latest single ‘The Lightless Ones’
In advance of their new full-length Sables, to be released early next month, VAURA, the Brooklyn based “Supergroup” delivers an excitingly modern post-punk tune “The Lightless Ones”. Featuring Josh Strawn (Azar Swan) on vocals, guitar, and synthesizers, Kevin Hufnagel (Gorguts, Dysrhythmia) on guitar, Toby Driver (Kayo Dot) on bass, and Charlie Schmid (Tombs) on drums and electronics, the talented outfit achieve a progressiveness and sense of creativity within a genre that can sometimes find itself at a standstill in that regard.
“The Lightless Ones” comes as the second release in anticipation for the album drop, following the melancholic single “The Ruins (Hymne)”, also heavily anchored by post-punk themes, but elevated by unexpectedly heavy and nuanced drums. The latest track is as dissociative as it is catchy, weaving in and out of genre expectations, fulfilling a sonic narrative by melding many with a happy, if an unexpected outcome.
Sables will be released on CD, LP, and digital formats via Profound Lore on April 26th. For preorders head to their Bandcamp where the first two single can also be streamed.
Sables is geared to be VAURA’s most refined and contemplative release yet. Introspective and somber, the record finds the band shedding much of its post-metal heaviness in favor of experiments with brooding goth vocals, and the more avant-garde elements of new wave. While still retaining the distinctive and specific style carved out on the band’s first two releases – Selenelion in 2010 and The Missing one year later – Sables is the all-vital third LP, a concise collection of meditative compositions on endings and extinctions. Brilliantly complemented by the mixing and production work of legendary UK producer Peter Walsh (Scott Walker, Peter Gabriel), VAURA is set to deliver their best sounding, most intricate and realized album yet.