New York, NY (PRWEB) June 13, 2012
Fans have only one more week until ‘Pleroma’, the much anticipated debut album by Vajra, releases. To celebrate the Summer Solstice (6.21.12) release, the band is having an intimate listening party at The Beauty Bar NYC.
In addition, the band just announced on Facebook that “they shall convene on Friday, July 13th, the 3rd Friday the 13th in 2012 (precisely 13 weeks from the 2nd Friday the 13th of the year)” to headline a record release show at The Bowery Electric on Friday, July 13 starting at 8pm. Vajra’s multimedia performance will include visuals from projectionist Neon Meow, featuring the art of Jordan Stone, Kaliptus, Wulfgang and Raven Noir.
‘Pleroma’ explores paradox in a series of tenebrous and hypnotic songs, which were written during Annamaria Pinna’s self-imposed exile in India. The album features a stellar line-up of musicians including Blake Fleming (ex-The Mars Volta) on drums, Doug Wright (The Dirty Pearls) on bass, and Will Dahl (ex-Harley’s War) on guitar. It was recorded at Vacation Island Recording in Brooklyn by Matt Boynton (MGMT) and at Radiostar Studios in California by Sylvia Massy (Johnny Cash, Prince, Tool, System of A Down, Red Hot Chili Peppers). Massy co-produced the vocals and both she and Rich Veltrop (Tom Petty, Slayer, Rage Against The Machine, System of A Down) mixed. Tom Baker (NIN, Foo Fighters, Ministry, Prince) mastered.
The band is quickly generating a buzz after releasing their first single “Inside The Flame”. Virgin America selected Vajra’s single “Erode The Will” for their In-Flight Entertainment Series, and Vajra's music is currently being played at over 180 radio stations nationwide. The band has played to sold-out audiences at: The Bowery Ballroom (NYC), The Mercury Lounge (NYC), The Bowery Electric (NYC) and also performed 2 shows at SXSW 2012. Vajra also just signed licensing deals with The Discovery Network, MTV, Showtime and Bravo.
Tickets for the July 13 performance at The Bowery Electric are $10 Advance, $13 Day of Show and are available at the box office or online at: http://www.theboweryelectric.com/vajra-album-release/. For more information, contact Vajra at vajratemple(at)gmail(dot)com or The Bowery Electric at: 327 Bowery (at 2nd St.), New York, New York 10003, 212-228-0228, http://www.theboweryelectric.com.