VUNDABAR – ” Good Old ” EP

Posted: January 9, 2023 in MUSIC

There’s an EP’s worth of alternate takes of familiar favorites on “Good Old”, the second album-length recording released by Vundabar last year, and if you’re into stripped-down acoustic versions, this collection’s for you. But the majority of the track list is comprised of unreleased cuts that feel too Vundabar-y for nearly any of Vundabar’s records—particularly the fairly dark “Devil for the Fire” released back in April—so if you prefer the band when they’re going absolute loopy carnival mode, this collection’s also for you.

Vundabar is an American indie rock band from Boston, Massachusetts. The band consists of Brandon Hagen (vocals, guitar), Drew McDonald (drums, synthesizer), and Zack Abramo (bass). The band released their first full-length album in 2013 titled “Antics”. In 2015, Vundabar released their second full-length album titled “Gawk”. In 2017, Their third full-length album titled “Smell Smoke” and a later fourth album “Either Light”. In September 2022 they released their sixth full-length album “Good Old,” which consisted of 7 songs recorded in between the release of “Gawk” and “Smell Smoke” and 4 acoustic versions of previously released songs.

I’m not sure it works as a cohesive whole, as it stretches the parameters of their sound to opposite extremes like one of those medieval torture devices, but instead it’s an intriguing look into two alternate dimensions “Devil” could just as easily have existed in. 

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