Vundabar – “Montage Music”

Vundabar’s latest album, Either Light, is coming out in a couple weeks. They’ve shared “Burned Off” and “Petty Crime” from it already, and today the Boston duo are back with another track, “Montage Music.” It’s jittery and melodic in turn, as Brandon Hagen hopes for something that makes life a little more streamlined: “I need montage music/ A brand new soul and a new set of clothes,” he sings in the chorus.

“‘Montage Music’ is a meditation on the way capitalism takes beautiful cycles of birth, death and rebirth and makes them ugly by making future regenerations impossible,” Hagen says of the track. “The song uses a car as the primary symbol for this as it exemplifies the unsustainable, though sometimes intoxicating, aspect of modern life. The narrator becomes fully engrossed in the vanities and demands of this life, and only at the end of the song notices a cloud of burning black smoke rising from tea being made without water, now impossible not to notice.”

Hagen wrote a whole essay for The Talkhouse about the album, which you can read here. Listen to the track below.

TOUR DATES:
03/18 Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place +o
03/19 Toronto, ON @ The Garrison +o
03/20 Cleveland, OH @ The Grog Shop +o
03/21 Chicago, IL @ Lincoln Hall +o
03/22 Minneapolis, MN @ 7th Street Entry +o
03/24 Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre ^&
03/25 Salt Lake City, UT @ Kilby Court ^&
03/26 Boise, ID @ Treefort Music Festival
03/28 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios ^
03/29 Vancouver, BC @ Biltmore Cabaret ^
03/30 Seattle, WA @ The Crocodile !
04/01 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel ! *
04/02 Los Angeles, CA @ Lodge Room ! *
04/03 San Diego, CA @ House of Blues Voodoo Room ! *
04/04 Santa Ana, CA @ Constellation Room ! * SOLD OUT
04/05 Phoenix, AZ @ The Rebel Lounge ! *
04/07 Austin, TX @ Barracuda ! *
04/08 Dallas, TX @ Club Dada ! *
04/09 Houston, TX @ White Oak Music Hall ! *
04/11 Orlando, FL @ Soundbar ?+
04/12 Atlanta, GA @ The Masqurade-Purgatory ?+
04/13 Nashville, TN @ The High Watt ?+
04/14 Ashville, NC @ The Mothlight ?+
04/15 Durham, NC @ Motorco Music Hall ?+
04/16 Washington, DC @ U Street Music Hall ?+
04/17 Philadelphia, PA @ First Unitarian Church ?+
04/24 Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club ?+
04/29 Brooklyn, NY @ Rough Trade ?+
04/30 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom ?+
05/01-05/03 Winooski, VT @ Waking Windows Festival
+ = Boyscott
& = Ohmme
o = The Ophelias
^ = Great Grandpa
! = Destroy Boys
* = Boyo
? = Dehd

Either Light is out 3/13 via Gawk Records. Pre-order it here.

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