Vasas - Diving Bells
Vasas are a psych/pop/rock band who hail from Sacramento, CA. Named for a poorly-designed Swedish ship-of-war that capsized and sunk on its maiden voyage in 1628, the band operates with no lofty expectations, just the bliss of writing and performing simple, personal, and (often) trippy tunes. Their debut self-recorded self-titled EP, released in 2015 on Space Cassette Records, was warmly received and led to a fair amount of college radio play, several west coast tours, and one epic week-long van breakdown in Nampa, ID.
Most recently, Vasas have completed a full-length album entitled ‘Diving Bells’, to be released by Death Records on cassette, and Bearded Beauty Records on vinyl. The album navigates through a number of genres and moods, maintaining a raw and immediate sound throughout. Influences on the band include The Kinks, Television Personalities, and The Go-Betweens.