Following an exclusive premiere with Rolling Stone Magazine India, Scottish post-rock band VASA are streaming brand new track Everything Is Golden today on all good digital service providers.
The single is the latest to be taken from their new album, Heroics, with the band revealing the artwork and tracklist for the record today alongside the new cut. Released 21st February 2020, the album is available to preorder now.
Commenting on the track, the band said:”‘Everything is Golden appears early in the album and showcases the more joyful and optimistic side of VASA, which manifests itself in large riffs and larger breakdowns. The title is a reference to the nostalgic feeling we get when reminiscing about our younger years when we lacked the burden of knowledge and responsibilities that come with growing older.”
To celebrate the release VASA will take to the road through February 2020 with an extended run of tour dates through the UK & mainland Europe with support on select dates from Thank You Scientist.
On their live schedule, the quartet say: “As with most bands, we’d love to bring our music to as wide an audience as possible. It feels like instrumental music can cross borders that more lyrically dense music may struggle with due to language barriers. Being a proudly Scottish band, we feel the desire to get out and experience other parts of the world—and find common ground with people from vastly different cultures to ours—is more important than ever, as the UK tears itself apart and distances itself from our closest neighbours.”
Since forming in October 2011, the quartet have seen a rush of support from national press and huge swathes of the post-rock community, giving way to tour dates with experimental music heavyweights and hotly tipped newcomers such as Black Peaks, Deafheaven, Maybeshewill, This Town Needs Guns, Brontide, Poly-Math, and Body Hound, plus appearances at ArcTanGent, T in The Park, Wickerman Festival, PORTALS and more.
Heroics is the band’s first release since 2016 stand alone double A-side single Burst’/’Open, which was preceded only by their critically-acclaimed 2015 debut album Colours.
A continuation of their unrelentingly upbeat and joyful approach to the occasionally tawdry world of post-rock, Heroics sees them as riotous and celebratory as ever. Thankfully, despite their maturation, VASA are still the kind of band that consistently remind us that this whole music lark is meant to be fun, right?
Heroics is released 21st February 2020. The band perform at Wharf Chambers in Leeds on February 22nd.