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Dec
11
van random @ KXLU (88.9FM) Loyola Marymount University

Los Angeles, California, USA

Los Angeles, California, USA

Nov
17
van random @ Grant & Green

San Francisco, California, USA

San Francisco, California, USA

Nov
10
van random @ The Viper Room

West Hollywood, California, USA

West Hollywood, California, USA

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Based out of Los Angles, California, the power-rock trio of Van Random (Zac Moore-drums, Dave Ray-bass and Greg Gaston-vocals, guitar) are blazing a vapor trail across the west coast with a rare combination of fresh, tight, structured rock and roll with their self-titled/self-released EP.

Working with an eclectic repertoire, Van Random adroitly blends various influences (from the Clash, Bowie, the Stooges, Ramones, Green Day and the Beatles) to create their distinctive musical stamp for all to enjoy.

With cuts like the jumpy-pop meets the Clash sound of “Cloudless Night,” complete with catchy riffs, an infectious refrain and expert vocals, the song would be right at home on any new rock radio station. The synth-guitar wizardry of the cut “You,” with its thumping bass and drum lines, has you bobbing your head in approval as soon as the first note is heard and could be a progressive rock standard for years to come.

With its Lou Reed type delivery, the cut “Tear It Up,” quickly progresses into Nirvana-type anthem that you swear Kurt Cobain is singing. “Get Out Now” is pure garage-psych, complete with haunting vocals and a smart refrain to boot. The synth-based sounds of “One Track Mind,” with its sultry vocals, smart bass lines and infectious hooks, quickly explodes and emotes a refined disjointed pop sound.

Other cuts from Van Random, such as “Staring At The Ceiling”, would make any Ramones’ fan stand up and take notice of the trio’s unique, yet definitive sound. Their catchy hooks, blended perfectly with tight, punk-pop, expert bass lines and stalwart drumming make Van Random a rock outfit to be reckoned with for years to come. I can’t wait to hear more.

Van Random are:

Dave Ray-bass
Greg Gaston-vocals/guitars
Zac Moore-drums

Stop by and visit the band at:

www.vanrandom.com/

http://www.myspace.com/van_random


Direct Link: http://collectingvinylrecords.blogspot.com/2007/11/van-random-california-rockers-making.html


Author Robert Benson writes about rock/pop music, vinyl record collecting and operates http://www.collectingvinylrecords.com where you can pick up a copy of his ebook called
"The Fascinating Hobby Of Vinyl Record Collecting."
Contact Robert at robert@collectingvinylrecords.com

- Robert Benson


Discography

van random EP (2006) (its good!)

tracklist:

1. Cloudless Night
2. You
3. Get Out Now
4. One Track Mind
5. Tear It Up

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As their name implies, Van Random's style is…random, and their fans are...random. Being random is a lifestyle, and this is what it sounds like: Start with the bass. Instead of burying it in the mix turn the treble up and use it as a lead instrument. Next add some creative drums and random guitar blasts. When the time is right and people are at their boiling point, crank out a solo from deep inside an underground crypt. Build it all up like hot lava, and top it off with a rock voice which is anything but random. VR is also reinventing the concept of the 3 minute rock song by their random use of instrumental breaks and segued song cycles. Think Pink Floyd meets The Ramones (but without all those random keyboards).

Van Random comes from Los Angeles and has been making random great music since Zac Moore (drums), Greg Gaston (vocals/guitar) and Daveray (bass) built a large wooden rehearsal box from scratch in Zac's garage in late 2004. VR has no knowledge of music theory or equipment jargon and while discussing different aspects of their songs and gear they've been known to grunt like Damn Dirty Apes. Nevertheless, they have all the components to become one of the biggest bands since the last biggest band....random looks, random personalities, song names that have nothing to do with the lyrics, and a catalogue in which any track could be a random hit single. No Filler (all Killer). Van Random recorded their self-titled EP in March 2006 which is threatening to revive the dormant Sunset Strip music scene and lately they've been randomly packing venues such as The Viper Room (their personal favorite), The Whiskey A Go Go and The Roxy. The soundtrack to everything random is here.

Are you ready to Random? (Well, are ya...punk?)

myspace.com/van_random