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POZ Review: Vanna - VOID

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 24, 2014

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There is an old business adage that states if you do not evolve, then you die.  This statement applies not only to prehistoric animals and start-up companies, but also to bands, and Boston Massachusetts’ quintet Vanna are no exception.  After seven years, five studio LPs, three lead vocalists, and multiple shifts in sound, Vanna may as well be evolution incarnate.  Latest album VOID is no exception to the rule, as the band’s Pure Noise Records debut once again marks a stylistic change, similar to 2013’s The Few and the Far Between.

While The Few and the Between found vocalist Davey Muise tapping into the more guttural portion of his vocal range, VOID sees the front-man tapping into more high pitched squeals that still manage to embody the ferocity necessary such powerful lyrics.  This vocal shift is noticeable, but any change in intensity is not, and the album opens with the title track “VOID’s” delectably destructive nature. Muise’s screams of “watch this black hole consume you” and “stare into the great unknown” imply an existential crisis that resonates throughout the entire album’s eleven tracks.

"VOID" immediately crashes into "Toxic Pretender" and while front-man Muise’s love of all things Americana is well-documented, nowhere is it more apparent than in this track’s opening lines of "Mine eyes have seen no glory so I rip them out today, ‘cause when was the last time I looked at you without looking away?"  Muise uses this inversion of the classic Civil War era fight song as a direct assault on someone whose personality is both fraudulent and noxious.  The vitriol Muise channels is perfectly complemented by guitarist Joel Pastuszak’s haunting clean vocals, whose subtlety undercuts the chaotic nature of the track.  

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Vanna Release “Digging” Music Video

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 20, 2014

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Vanna recently released a music video for “Digging.” Watch the video below after the jump. 

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Vanna Stream New Album ‘VOID’

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 10, 2014

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Vanna will be releasing VOID next week via Pure Noise Records. Stream the full album below after the jump.

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Vanna ‘VOID’ Studio Update

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 7, 2014

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Vanna will be releasing VOID on June 17th via Pure Noise Records. Watch the sixth album update below after the jump.

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Vanna Stream ‘Yüth Decay” From ‘VOID’

by Zack Zarrillo - Jun 2, 2014

Vanna will be releasing VOID on June 17th via Pure Noise Records. Stream a new song called “Yüth Decay” below after the jump.

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Vanna ‘VOID’ Studio Update

by Zack Zarrillo - May 25, 2014

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Vanna will be releasing VOID on June 17th via Pure Noise Records. Watch the fifth album update below after the jump.

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Vanna Stream “Piss Up A Rope” From ‘VOID’

by Zack Zarrillo - May 20, 2014

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Vanna will be releasing VOID on June 17th via Pure Noise Records. Stream a new song called “Piss Up A Rope” here via Lambgoat or below after the jump.

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Vanna Release New Song “Holy Hell”

by Zack Zarrillo - May 7, 2014

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Vanna will be releasing VOID on June 17th via Pure Noise Records. Stream a new song called “Holy Hell” here via Warped or below after the jump.

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Vanna ‘VOID’ Studio Update

by Zack Zarrillo - May 3, 2014

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Vanna will be releasing VOID on June 17th via Pure Noise Records. Watch the third album update below after the jump.

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Vanna Next ‘VOID’ Studio Update

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 26, 2014

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Vanna will be releasing VOID on June 17th via Pure Noise Records. Watch the second album update below after the jump.

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Vanna ‘VOID’ Album Update

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 20, 2014

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Vanna will be releasing VOID on June 17th via Pure Noise Records. Watch the first album update below after the jump.

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Vanna Announce New Album ‘VOID’

by Zack Zarrillo - Apr 16, 2014

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Vanna will be releasing VOID on June 17th via Pure Noise Records. Check out the artwork and track listing for the release below after the jump.

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Vanna Begin Recording New Album

by Zack Zarrillo - Mar 25, 2014

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Vanna have begun recording their new album at The Machine Shop. The LP will come out on Pure Noise this coming summer. Check out what frontman Davey Muise had to say about recording below after the jump.

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Warped Tour Announces Next Four Bands

by Zack Zarrillo - Feb 19, 2014

The eleventh set of bands for the 2014 Vans Warped Tour have been announced via Fuse’s Warped Roadies. You can check out the lineup so far below after the jump and be sure to reblog the post with your thoughts so far!

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State Champs Holiday Tour With Vanna, Sworn In

by Zack Zarrillo - Nov 13, 2013

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State Champs will be going out on a holiday tour with Vanna and Sworn In. Check out the dates below after the jump.

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