New Sounds: Allow Vundabar to give your grief some company with ‘Diver’


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We’re all busy sitting here trying to craft our Best of 2017 lists, and Vundabar is already staking claim to the year ahead. The Boston band has us stoked for 2k18 with the February release of new album Smell Smoke, and following the recent drop of its lead single “Acetone”, the Vundabois are back in action this week with another song joint called “Diver.”

The track is a bit more subdued than your standard Vundaruckus, but guitarist/vocalist Brandon Hagen says that’s by design, as “Diver” is “a document of grief.”

He elaborates: “Diver’ is one of those songs that pours out. I wrote it in about five minutes after two 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.”

As you absorb the track below via Soundcloud, also note Vundabar’s remaining 2017 shows, and their own headlining tour that kicks off in the tail end of winter. Of note to us is a March 3 show at The Sinclair in Cambridge. Tickets go on sale Saturday.

Featured photo by Rebecca Wnuk.

Vundabar 2017-2018 Tour Dates:
December 06 – DeKalb, IL @ The House Cafe
December 07 – Lansing, MI @ Mac’s Bar
December 08 – Toronto, ON @ The Smiling Buddha
December 09 – Northampton, MA @ Iron Horse Music Hall
March 02 – Brooklyn, NY @ Market Hotel
March 03 – Cambridge, MA @ The Sinclair
March 06 – Philadelphia, PA @ philaMOCA
March 07 – Washington, DC @ DC9
March 08 – Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
March 09 – Carrboro, NC @ Cat’s Cradle (back room)
March 10 – Savannah, GA @ Savannah Stopover Music Festival
March 11 – Orlando, FL @ Will’s Pub
March 13 – New Orleans, LA @ Gasa Gasa
March 17 – Dallas, TX @ Trees
March 20 – Denver, CO @ Lost Lake Lounge
March 21 – Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court
March 22 – Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Fest
March 23 – Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
March 24 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
March 27 – San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
March 28 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ SLO Brew
March 30 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
March 31 – San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
April 01 – Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge
April 04 – St Louis, MO @ Blueberry Hill Duck Room
April 05 – Madison, WI @ The Frequency
April 06 – Minneapolis, MN @ 7th St Entry
April 07 – Chicago, IL @ Beat Kitchen
April 08 – Milwaukee, WI @ Shank Hall
April 10 – Lakewood, OH @ Mahall’s
April 12 – Montreal, QC @ Bar Le Ritz PDB
April 13 – Burlington, VT @ ArtsRiot
April 14 – Portland, ME @ Space Gallery