Vajra Heads To Austin for SXSW in March

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NYC based alt rockers Vajra are heading down to Austin in March for SXSW, where they will perform three showcases including: The Texas Rockfest and The RedGorilla Music Festival.

Vajra at The Bowery Ballroom, 3-24-12

As I played Pleroma, the shadows in my den shifted. The grass in the back yard began to hum a blue/green low rumble.

NYC based alt rockers Vajra are heading down to Austin in March for SXSW, where they will perform three showcases including: The Texas Rockfest and The RedGorilla Music Festival.

Vajra has been hypnotizing its audiences for a little over a year now with their foreboding and mysterious lullabies. Their sound is a fusion of dark progressive rock with Eastern Indian themes.

The band recently released its debut album Pleroma, which has been generating a lot of exciting chatter across the globe. According to The Big Takeover Magazine, “songs such as “Inside the Flame,” “Blind,” and “The Apple” are sinister, sprawling, and stately, featuring booming, tribal drums, ominous synths, and lucent, spiraling guitars. What further sets them apart is the East Indian mysticism that pervades, thanks to Pinna’s hypnotic, Classical Hindustani-tinged singing and the presence of tabla player Turtle Jon. And even on tunes that stick closer to Western-style alterna-rock, like “Almost One” and “Erode the Will,” Pinna’s breathy, sultry voice remains captivating.”

Lisa Waugh of Skallywag Magazine states, "As I played Pleroma, the shadows in my den shifted. The grass in the back yard began to hum a blue/green low rumble....Each song on Pleroma has its own life and color and ripples across sand mountains to orca-filled seas."

The band just released a video for “Inside The Flame”, with filmmaker Jordan Stone, which can be viewed at: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=43x9hlRjPcU.

Show dates will be announced soon. Check their Facebook for dates: http://www.facebook.com/vajratemple.

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