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Self Medication :: The Vapor Caves Encourage The Masses To ‘Feel Yourself’

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It’s been a bit since I anticipated a local release on the level of a major label release, but when I recently determined that The Vapor Caves had their debut project, Feel Yourself, up on iTunes and ready for pre-order, I went all in on that purchase.  After a handful of clever and unique promotional campaigns for their leading singles, it was pretty much a given that I was going to purchase this project, and my first few listens have been incredibly rewarding.  BoomBaptist and Yadira Brown are almost certainly guaranteed to make some noise with this project, so I recommend getting in on the ground floor for this one.  Check them out on your favorite streaming service, or purchase the limited edition vinyl via the Bandcamp link above.  Whatever you do, though, don’t sleep on The Vapor Caves.

-chief

Fly Girl :: The Vapor Caves Shine On ‘Bitch To The Boys’

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Holy smokes y’all… I knew that The Vapor Caves were already one of my favorite projects making music these days, but I didn’t know how bad I apparently needed a Yadira Brown rap verse in my life until I heard Bitch to the Boys.  Like many of their songs, The Vapor Caves drench this one in an old school aesthetic, employing shades of Neneh Cherry meets Mary Jane Girls for this round.  This album doesn’t appear to be a concept album, per se’, but the way that BoomBaptist and Yadira Brown execute their ideas so fully is impressive and inspiring.  This one will make some lists at the (rapidly approaching) end of this year… mark my words.  Check it out, spread it around, and support your local creatives!

-chief

Illuminating Minds :: The Vapor Caves Keep The Groove Going With ‘Be The Light’

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When 2019 is all said and done, it would be negligent (and nearly impossible) to not sit back and admire the year that The Vapor Caves have had.  Time and again, they’ve executed memorable rollouts for stellar music, and their latest attempt continues to stick the landing.  Their ability to create a standout groove is undeniable, and nowhere has that been more present than their latest single, Be the LightYadira and BoomBaptist channel some Brand New Heavies-type vibes for an inspirational tune about not letting your inspiration fade, regardless of circumstances.  At the rate these two are going, I’d not be surprised if a full-length was ready and waiting for a release near the end of 2019 or the beginning of 2020.  I know I’ll be paying attention, ready and waiting for it, and I can imagine that many of you will be too.

-chief

Groove Curation :: The Vapor Caves Create ‘Choice Cuts’ Playlist On Spotify

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Need some good tunes in your life?  It’s a good thing that The Vapor Caves are around, then.  Not only are the duo insanely talented when it comes to making music… it turns out they know a thing or two about making a playlist as well.  They recently updated their Choice Cuts playlist on Spotify, so if you’re in need of some 70’s or 80’s pop and funk, some modern day soul, R&B or dance music, or maybe even a little local flavor, as well as a handful of hits from The Vapor Caves, then this is definitely the playlist for you.   Dig it and dig it good.

-chief

Them Changes :: The Vapor Caves Explore Gentrification of Austin In ‘Endless Summer’ Campaign

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The Vapor Caves are riding a creative wave in 2019 that is really raising the bar in terms of local artists and the use of social media.  For Endless Summer, a sonic reflection on the changes that Austin has faced in the wake of social relevance, economic development and gentrification, the group put together a truly inspired rollout.  Check it out :

Definitely spread this one around, engage others in the bigger conversation, and support The Vapor Caves and all that they’re doing creatively.

-chief

Support System :: The Vapor Caves Go Crowdfunding To Release Debut Vinyl ‘Feel Yourself’

And now, a word from The Vapor Caves

For those that would like to take part in the crowdfunding…

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-chief

Making Moves :: Bird Peterson Remixes ‘Hurry Up And Wait’ By The Vapor Caves

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The Vapor Caves are a group with some weight behind the name already, and they have a penchant for getting their already on-point songs remixed, so why not grab another giant like Bird Peterson to get involved?  That, my friends, is exactly what happened for Hurry Up and Wait, and needles to say, Bird Peterson came through.  His drum and bass approach amps up the BPMs, but it somehow manages to let Yadira Brown‘s vocals (and the vocoder work of BoomBaptist) really stretch their legs and move around within the high energy track.  The collective even put together a quick promo clip for fun :

Check out the video and track, share them around, leave a like and a comment on the video, and definitely cop that track if you have an extra digital buck or two laying around!

-chief