Vapor

Vapor

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Musically intelligent modern rock with infectious, melodic hooks beaming with pop sensibility!

Biography

At the heart of rock music culture for more than forty years have been "garage bands". These closet superstars congregate in the garage or basement, hash out musical ideas, hold endless jam sessions and dream of taking their music to an audience beyond their family and friends. Out of the garages of Houston, Texas comes Vapor, creating a captivating blend of modern and pop rock.
The band--Daryl Youngblood (lead vocalist/guitarist), Rick Weinland (drums), Chad Erb (guitars) & Trevor Smith (bass) -- boasts several years of professional experience in various groups. They have had rapid success in the short period that they have been together. In the summer of 2000, they were picked by Interscope Records out of thousands of bands to showcase at Houston's "Engine Room" in the 94.5 The Buzz band search. Since then, they have been talking with Interscope as well as many other major labels. They have just finished recording a full length album which was produced by David Bianco (Ozzy, Mick Jagger, Tom Petty) and co-produced by Daryl Youngblood (Vapor). The album was Recorded at Maddog Studios in LA and mixed at the world famous Larrabee Studios in Hollywood CA. The band is currently in regular rotation on 94.5 The Buzz in Houston (4th largest Modern rock station in the country) on The Texas Buzz Show. They were recently featured live where they had an interview and had several songs showcased. Vapor is a regularly featured artist at Buzz events.
Vapor's music is chock full of provocative and insightful songs that tackle issues and themes that are very unorthodox for the proverbial rock band. But Trevor emphasizes that "the songs are about things you don't normally hear coming from a modern-rock band but the music is very radio friendly". Daryl says that the unifying aspect in all the songs is the humanity and relevance the band expresses in its lyrics. "We don't want to discuss the same old, tired rock cliches in our music. It's been done. We have a lot of things to say and many points of view to be considered."
The members of Vapor hope to remain relevant to their audience. "Music is an identity for some people, it's a safe haven for others. It is even an aggression outlet for others. However, for most of us, it is a steady companion subtly playing the anthem behind our lives and marrying itself to our thoughts and emotions." Daryl reflects, "Personally, I feel that with this in mind I owe more to this art than some trite, little hooky song especially designed to have someone sing it for two months and then get bored with it because it never really went beyond their ears. If we have a chance to be heard by the world, why not say something that really penetrates."
Daryl adds that Vapor's shows are the most important way they bond with their listeners. "There's a depth of emotion which transcends when music is created live which cannot always be established when just hearing it in a car." As far as the rigors of touring go, Vapor feels the ends are worth the means. "We've been given a great opportunity. It may even only be fifteen seconds. If that's the case, then we have fifteen seconds to say something timeless and meaningful. Lots of people would love to do what we do. So we consider it a privilege. If part of that means dealing with the headaches and logistics, then that's part of the gig."

Lyrics

Spaces

Written By: Daryl E. Youngblood © 05/05/01

Spaces

In the spaces in between
You keep it hidden deep, where no one else can see
So you step into the sky, you know just what you’ll find
And where it always leaves you everytime

Now I’m all out of things to say
As I’m watching you drift away
You’ll come back here someday
When all the glimmer fades
Now I’m all out of things to say
As you’re walking the other way
If you want an escape,
You’re not gonna find it in this place

So your leaving here again, the gravity transcends
No matter where you’ve been
So you lift off into space, to find your great escape
You wanna feel the sunlight on your face


Now I’m all out of things to say
As I’m watching you drift away
You’ll come back here someday
When all the glimmer fades
Now I’m all out of things to say
As you’re walking the other way
If you want an escape,
You’re not gonna find it in this place

World Upside Down

Written By: Daryl E. Youngblood © 1999 revised 2002

World Upside Down

You’re feeling sophisticated in your little world that you’ve made
You were feeling to suffocated,
So you finally made your escape
And you wanted out so long cause you never did belong
Now you’re finally on your way
But what will you do when one day

When your world turns upside down & all your dreams comes crashing down
When you reach the sky and realize you’re crawling on the ground
When the world turns upside down and all the freedom that you’ve found
Leaves you reaching out for something
Tell me who you’ll turn to now

After all your great expectations you never did find yourself
Always looking for your salavtion
In the hands of somebody else
And you wanted out so long cause you never did belong
Now you’re finally on your way
But what will you do when one day

When your world turns upside down & all your dreams comes crashing down
When you reach the sky and realize you’re crawling on the ground
When the world turns upside down and all the freedom that you’ve found
Leaves you reaching out for something
Tell me who you’ll turn to now

And now your standing on your mountain thinking just how far you’ve come
One day you will make it to the sky and realize your standing ten feet under the earth

When your world turns upside down & all your dreams comes crashing down
When you reach the sky and realize you’re crawling on the ground
When the world turns upside down and all the freedom that you’ve found
Leaves you reaching out for something
Tell me who you’ll turn to now

Discography

World Upside Down
Spaces
Go On
Listening

Set List

A normal set list is about 12-13 songs and run anywhere from 30-45 min.