Some fulfill their dharma by writing long-winded prose, and others engage in day-long meditation practices. But for Brooklyn/Jersey City band Vomitface, they prefer to create head-banging, sway-inducing, noisy sludge-pop.
In the new video for their single "Never Make It," the punk trio soundtrack a yoga class. As students go through their somewhat robotic motions, frontman Jared Micah, drummer Preetma Singh, and bassist Sam Palumbo remain somewhat irreverent as they layer elements of hardcore, metal, and garage rock.
"I was greatly inspired by Roy Andersson's combination of images and ideas and wanted to craft a commentary on the spiritual aspect of yoga, which has now become a popular fitness technique, stripped of, for the most part, what its purpose has originally been for centuries," says director Shruti Ganguly.
The band's imminent sophomore EP, Another Bad Year
(streaming in full over at Stereogum
), showcases the band's new sonic direction. With tighter instrumentals and a more lyrical, melodic focus, the five-track compilation is definitely worth a spot on your playlist. Pre-order the EP, out May 12, here