Vundabar share "Chop," tour (2015)

In the bleak sonic landscape that has become associated with the Boston underground, Vundabar are an anomaly. Rather than wallow in minor chord fury and noise soaked post-punk, the young Boston trio have opted for something brighter and catchier, using their penchant for complex melodies and soaring harmonies to create an all shimmering beast of bizarre pop splendor. The band are excited to share “Chop,” the first single from their upcoming sophomore album Gawk.
Due out via the band’s own Gawk Records on July 24, “Chop,” the album’s opening track, sets the tone for the album, oozing with shifting noise pop structures, touches of twisted surf rock, math pop, and indie-centric dance punk, Vundabar’s sound is expansive, shuffling with their feet on the ground while their heads floating above the clouds. Brandon Hagen’s dynamic croon bounces between a casual vibrato and soulful falsetto as the band’s interlocked melodies create the perfect accompaniment. It’s pop bliss for the summer sun, a glowing soundtrack to the year’s most celebrated months.  Stereogum premiered “Chop,” noting the band’s unique take on the Boston underground’s sound and their ability for crafting pure pop out of complexity and intricate song structures:
Vundabar, the seriously infectious Boston jangle pop trio have built a strong reputation throughout Boston as one of the city’s best up-and-coming bands, constantly touring and playing shows, and while they are fairly young (members are all between 20 and 21), their sound is reminiscent of a veteran band. Gawk is the type of album that bubbles with soulful sun-drenched bliss, off kilter indie rock melodies, gorgeous harmonies and an endless supply of enormous hooks. East coast indie rock with a West coast soul… one listen and you’re hooked. The band are currently on a U.S. tour, check out all the dates below.
05/15 – Athens, GA @ The Globe
05/17 – Memphis, TN
05/20 – Fort Worth, TX @ 1919 Hemphill
05/21 – Denton, TX @ Mold Spores w/ Chipper Jones
05/22 – Houston, TX @ The Shop
05/23 – Austin, TX @ Swan Dive
05/24 – Dallas, TX @ Crown and Harp
05/25 – Albuquerque, NM
05/27 – Los Angeles, CA @ Warehouse
05/28 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Lexington
05/29 – San Francisco, CA @ Neck of the Woods
05/30 – San Luis Obispo, CA @ KCPR Cookout
05/31 – Davis, CA @ UC Davis 06/01 – Dublin, CA
06/02 – Corona CA @ Sinbad Hookah
06/03 – Covina CA @ TheUp&Up Art Space
06/04 – Orange County, CA
06/07 – Boulder, CO @ Calvet Cave
06/09 – Omaha, NB @ Lucy’s Pub
06/10 – Madison, WI @ Shone Den
06/11 – Chicago, IL @ Hobo Spaceship
06/12 – Ann Arbor, MI 06/13 – Toledo, OH
06/14 – Columbus, OH
06/19 – Boston, MA @ The Womb w/ Lady Bones, Snoozer & Sneeze