Take two parts The Clash, one part Television, and broken pieces of The Velvet Underground and Coldplay, spin with the erratic motion of a late night’s slow ending, and you are close to experiencing Vary Lumar’s idea of change. Gloomy, damaged vocals break like waves over a wash of fuzzy guitar riffs and pounding rock grooves.
Vary Lumar sound like 3 A.M.
Formed in late 2003 by singer/guitarist Paul De Pasquale and drummer Rob Fusco, fortified by the addition of bassist Rob Laff and guitarist Ben Case, Vary Lumar create order from chaos, taming the living fuzz of dual electric guitars and ringing crash cymbals into the deceptively simple arrangements of memorable rock songs.
Roused onstage, the band takes on an unstoppable energy. Songs like 60 Nights and The Cold Heart Bru Hah Hah reach an urgent full-throttle pace. The summer of 2006 will see Vary Lumar do nothing but rock out venues up and down the East Coast in support of their upcoming EP release, The Cold Heart Bru Hah Hah.
Vary Lumar is a band of apparent contradictions, driven yet slothful, lush yet lo-fi, brooding yet hopeful. But in the dreary meanderings of De Pasquale’s lyrics there are shards of optimism. Tomorrow is a new day. “This is the Cold Heart Bru Hah Hah… and it’s alright.”
Paul De Pasquale- Vocals/Guitar
Ben Case- Guitar
Rob Laff- Bass
Rob Fusco- Drums
"The Goodman Demo"
- Save (Single)
- Everyday Newspaper
"Bad Town" (Single)
"The Cold Heart Bru Hah Hah" (Ep)
- Not For Nothing
- 60 Nights (Single)
- Leave It Alone
- The Cold Heart Bru Hah Hah
Additional tracks on Myspace.com
The Cold Heart Bru Hah Hah Review
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VARY LUMAR The Cold Heart Bru Hah Hah 5 songs This recording didn’t come out very good. Isn’t tha...VARY LUMAR
The Cold Heart Bru Hah Hah
This recording didn’t come out very good. Isn’t that always the case with great local songwriters? It’s a little hard to everything clearly on this EP, but it ultimately seems to work. Vary Lumar has an incredibly affable sound that is simultaneously fun and cathartic. The band has enough creativity to envy them and enough imperfections to root for them. Songs like “Leave it Alone” combine the swagger of the Strokes and the abrasion of The Rapture. Don’t be mistaken though; this is not hip trash, and the liner notes show that the band spends more time on music than hair. My favorite moment of the EP is the instrumental free forms on the song “Scramble.” It’s a jittery, disco explosion of sadness that I’ve listened to dozens of times now. The best song however is “Not for Nothing,” which should have been the soundtrack to every ’80s teen movie. Nice work, gentlemen. (Fillmore Slim)
Not for Nothing
Leave it Alone
Uptight and Abused
The Againg Rage
Why you you
The Cold Heart Bru Hah Hah
National Anthem- Radiohead
Rebel Yell- Billy Idol
Vary Lumar can perform 20-40 minute as a support act or can perfrom 1hour + as a headliner.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.