VibraGun

VibraGun

 
Seattle, Washington, USA
BandRockShoegaze

Surge of fuzzed-out guitars, droning synths, and reverb drenched harmonies. Lulling hypnotics simmering with a jagged rock pulse.

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Biography

In the summer of 2011 Joel Bergstrom took a chance on fronting his own band from experiences in art-damaged goth outfits, post-metal noiseniks, romantic punk rock in Seattle.  He recorded a three song EP with Film School drummer James Smith which gained attention from music writers and bloggers who were impressed by Vibragun's reimagining of the sounds of My Bloody Valentine and Swervedriver.

Soon after, Joel enlisted John West with his partner Amber Smith and they bunkered down at a house outside Seattle city limits to write and record.  What followed was eight months of intense recording for their first self-titled album.

Sonically, 'Vibragun' samples from a variety of British and American alternative rock bands of the 80's and 90's.  The music is direct and immediate while the lyrics are abstract impressions of alienation and the struggle to find a sense of identity in a vast, modern world.  Key track 'Send Me to Dream' is a driving thriller set against the images of a "dead dog, suburban lawn".   On the other side, 'Dream Disintegrate' highlights another side of the band led by Smith's uplifting vocals.

Lyrics

Happy To Be Sad

Written By: JPB

HAPPY TO BE SAD

Mother, let your child go free
break the legs that carry me
my mouth was dry, I could not see

Broken down a broken line
I knew that I was fine
and Im happy to be sad.

Oo, happy to be sad.. Oo, happy to be sad..

Now that it's said and done
I gotta wander on
tryin' to understand the faults of none.

Coming all this way
I really got to say
that I'm thinking of you now.

Give it all that you got,
let em know that it's hot
and we're happy to be sad.

Broken down a broken line
I knew that I was fine
and I'm happy to be sad.

Oo, happy to be sad

Snowblind

Written By: JPB


SNOWBLIND

Snowblind..

I see the snow drift in your eyes
I can't tell what's really happening
You fade down away from me
live a little lie, cut a deal in the void, a compromise
you're battered and torn down, those backless gowns
don't go nowhere, won't make a sound.

Snowblind..

Into an electric chair we sit, we don't even care
thank them to receive, all must be believed
I can't take it one more time now
Still we rise
Can we find a place for us?

Life is very strange we know
All that goes to rust and gold
From the sky, it's raining down
falling down on me, falling down on..

Snowblind..

And we never say what's on our minds
meant to suffer to learn time
never moves, just passing thru
we're passing thru, just passing thru.

Willing Sacrifice

Written By: JPB

A WILLING SACRIFICE

Surrounded by
around by your side
I can't wait for another try
give me some feeling

Come on, come on! Come on, come on!
Come on, come on!

To love is the greatest thing
To love when you need something
Give me some hope to feel
Don't bring me down

Come on, come on! Come on, come on!
Come on, come on! Come on, come on!

To love is the greatest thing
To love when you want something
Give me some hope to feel
Darling, break me down..

Come on, come on! Come on, come on!
Come on, come on!

Discography

VIbragun (2014)

"Happy to be Sad" EP (2012)

Set List

VibraGun have a full 45-60 minute set list and sometimes include covers by artists such as Suicide and The Three O'Clock.