Music Industry News Network [03-06-2018]
Vamos To Release Long-awaited Sophomore LP, 1-2-3, Via Maximum Pelt
Chicago, IL – March 6, 2018. After a nearly three-year wait, Chicago garage punks Vamos are about to drop their sophomore LP, 1~2~3, via Maximum Pelt, a Windy City-based, small batch cassette and record label that specializes in punk, garage, psych, noise and experimental music.
Vamos (Ryan Murphy-guitar/vocals, Will Wood-bass, Josh Lambert-drums) formed during Chicago’s epic blizzard of 2011 and began playing the city’s thriving DIY scene, quickly garnering the attention of local blogs, including Chicagoist, who described the trio as having “a potent and turbulent energy both live and in their recorded material.”
On the live front, Vamos graduated from playing shows at local underground venues, including Wally World and Animal Kingdom, to touring nationally, with show and festival appearances on both coasts, in Austin, Texas during SXSW and in their hometown for Riot Fest.
Vamos released the Heatwave EP in spring of 2013 and followed up quickly that winter with the EP Midwaste. The band’s 2015 debut LP Spiderbait (Maximum Pelt) was named one of Chicago’s best rock records of the year by the Chicago Reader and the single “Outsiders” (which appears on 1~2~3) was released in summer, 2016.
Vamos completed the recording of 1~2~3 in November, 2016 with the intention of releasing the LP and touring to support it from January of that year through February of 2017. Those plans were put on hold when, on December 30th, Murphy was hit by a car while riding his bike and broke both his arms.
Having bounced back from his injuries, Murphy is ready to unleash 1~2~3, a record that he, Wood and Lambert describe as “a controlled descent into madness and mayhem [where] ghostly echoes and reverberations chase edgy, unforgettable melodies.”
All songs that appear on 1~2~3 were written and recorded by Josh Lambert, Will Wood and Ryan Murphy. The album was recorded and mixed by Dan Rico, co-produced by Rico and Vamos and mastered by Jason Richards.
Vamos will celebrate the release of 1~2~3, which Maximum Pelt is releasing in a first edition press limited to 500 copies of randomly colored vinyl, with a headlining show at Chicago’s Empty Bottle, 1035 N. Western Ave, on Friday, March 16 at 9PM.
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