Music with passion. Kudos for creating some music different from everything out there at the moment....I want to see where this artist goes in the future. -Holly Hutchison (former A&R Executive at Capitol Records and Atlantic Records)
New York, NY (PRWEB) November 30, 2011
Just after their recent sold-out headlining debut at The Bowery Electric in NYC, Vajra is set to release their second singe, "Erode the Will" on December 3. While their first single took their audience "Inside The Flame", this second single 'erodes your will' to question the explosive talent of this exotic new artist.
"Erode the Will" is a dark commentary on today's political climate. A fitting release during the Occupy Wall Street protests, the lyrics, "silence opposition, circumvent free will" examine the pitfalls of an apathetic nation under siege by an oligarchical government. Somber guitars beat out a rhythm of foreboding danger while hymn-like chants reveal the role that religion plays in censoring free thought. The entire song is a funereal tribute of what can happen when both mind and spirit are paralyzed. The band leads one on a sonic sojourn to a climactic end that leaves the listener clambering for more.
Selected by Virgin America for their In-Flight Entertainment series for December 2011, "Erode the Will" is already making waves. It is also receiving airplay on various internet radio stations and podcasts.
Look out for Vajra's forthcoming album "Pleroma" slated for release in 2012. “Pleroma” is an exploration of paradoxes; east vs. west, soft vs. pummeling, female vs. male. The album includes appearances by drummer Blake Fleming from The Mars Volta, bass guitarist Doug Wright from The Dirty Pearls and guitarist Will Dahl from Harley’s War as well as tabla master Turtle Jon. It was written and produced by Annamaria Pinna and recorded in Mumbai, NYC, and Weed, CA. Vocals were co-produced by multi-platinum, Grammy Award Winner, Sylvia Massy (Johnny Cash, Prince, Tool, System of a Down) and mixed by Rich Veltrop (Slayer, Tom Petty, Rage Against the Machine, Red Hot Chilli Peppers) at Radiostar Studios in Weed, CA. It was engineered by Matt Boynton (MGMT) at Vacation Island Recording, as well as Sylvia Massy and Ian Rickard at Radiostar Studios. Mastering by Tom Baker (NIN, Prince, Foo Fighters, Ministry, etc) at Precision Audio in LA.
“Erode The Will” is available on Itunes here:
and “Pleroma” can be pre-ordered here:
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