03. I Am The Wind, You Are The Feather
05. The Search Party Never Came
06. She's A Real Battleaxe
11/17/2010In Studio Day 4
11/17/2010 The Search Party Never Came EPK
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The Search Party Never Came
Vanna wastes no time in striking hard and striking fast with their debut EP, The Search Party Never Came. This album is a bold display of raw power, vast diversity and level of refinement that stands well beyond that of a "debut" album.
Armed with razor-edged guitar riffs, pounding bass lines, seismic-level drumming and a dual vocal assault that stretches the barriers of voice, Vanna sets off six consecutive tracks of pure musical energy.
Tracks like "A Dead Language For A Dying Lady" and "The Search Party Never Came" are glaring examples of the bands diversity and talent for melding old school hardcore structures with contemporary elements and progressive elements of their own.
This debut EP is truly a striking achievement and an incredible start for Vanna; their willingness to exceed the standard barriers of common "hardcore" while not losing site of their roots makes for a truly solid foundation that is sure to serve the band well for years to come.
The Search Party Never Came
produced, engineered, and mixed by fred archambault
additional engineering and editing by matt tahaney
mastered by tom baker at precision mastering
drum tech: carl plaster
recorded and mixed at q division
nick and evan play gibson guitars
fred uses esp guitars and basses and bogner amps
choir vocals by: grace read, sarah vanasse,
gang vocals by: jon burke, rich mclaughlin, drew pillsbury, john meuse, eric perini, micheal foti
god, my mom and dad, lue davis, mollie durkin, cathy sweeney, aleksander kmiec, alex correia, jim creighton, christopher fernandes, dan sullivan, jv 581, brittanie and paige at robotica records, michelle whitty, kurt fraunfelter, sean and nancy moser, faraway, the cadence and mike, the receiving end of sirens, francine, the northwood, a loss for words, chrissy stewart, james barbosa, jordan bouchard, robert nordberg, jay cawly, listen up, vandelay, morris, lucy grace, charley and pam fernades, patrick fernandes, nicholas lambert, shawn marquis, evan pharmakis, joe bragel, fordoes me quite, so long december, the midnight renewal, special fredd, cant face the falling, four year strong, lauren bagley, terry young, christina violanto, epitaph records, brett gurewitz, sue lucarelli, jeff abarta, matt mcgreevey, ian van opijnen, mass live events, marc manning, gabby franceschelli, drew pillsberry, timmy brothers, fred archambault, matt tahaney and the q-division family
my mother and father for all their support in the choices ive made, my sisters for being so supportive of me. my brothers and best friends nick, brandon, shawn, and chris...also joe bragel for helping us get to this point. my darling tiffany for all her help, support...and inspiration. the epitaph family for believing in us and giving us a chance to live out our dream. also joe skramstad, and everyone at edge tattoo, and taylor henry for being my brother at the toughest
my mom and dad for their constant support and encouragement, my brothers brian and greg for keeping me in line, kelly ryan for being the best, my band for making my dreams happen, kris foell, tif cardoso, jon piechota, gordon riker, andrew riker, therefore i am (alex, aleks, chris, and jim), jon burke, kyle bryant, mikey "tewks", chris "the 'stache" o'neill, sarah, teela, and autumn, shoshana cherson, ian van opijnen, jason capell, jason driscoll, ben murphy and tom shaggy, masslive events, fred archambault, matt tahaney, brett, matt, jeff, sue, and everyone at epitaph. oh yeah, and all our fans make us the happiest people, so thank you.
god, my mother and father for their support and for playing me steely dan as a child, my boys - shawn, evan, brandon, chris preece, jon, alex, kyle, chris fernandes, jim, aleks, brian, gordon, ian, joe, chris o?neill, kayoum, brian, dave, adam, mikey g, mat, greg, chris curran, fred, micah, mikey tewks, johnny mac, my girls - sara, teela, brittanie, paige, caitlin, caroline, lisa, erika, lizzie, ct5k, shosh, sydney, jamie, jasmine, jess, sarah, kelly, leigh, marybeth, mollie, tiff...and anyone i forgot, i love you all so much.
ed valauskas and everyone at q division, amy rynne, berko pearce, scott sheldon, ian freeman, jimmy and everyone at mates cartage, allen steelgrave at esp guitars, greg and everyone at bogner amps, therefore i am, morris!, francine, orchestrate the incident, a loss for words, last chance to reason, lucy grace, eva braun, the cauled, she's the car, screams of erida, can't face the falling, when legends die, foredoes me quite, vandelay, so long december, the hound, the northwood, the cadence, black my heart, a grim search for bodies, in remembrance, the number 12 looks like you, armor for the broken, our last night, and then there were none, hostile ground, and all of the bands we've played with. we love you all!!
art direction and design by nick pritchard metrosea.com
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Armed with razor-edged guitar riffs, pounding bass lines, seismic-level drumming and a dual vocal assault that stretches the barriers of voice, Vanna sets off six consecutive tracks of pure musical energy. Vanna wastes no time in striking hard and striking fast with The Search Party Never Came. This album is a bold display of raw power, vast diversity, and is freshly new to the table in more then one way.
This EP has six songs that will blow you away if you’re into the Screamo/Post Hardcore scene. Some of the bands that Vanna sounds like are As I Lay Dying, He Is Legend, Underoath, Neil Perry, Every Time I Die, and Norma Jean. Vanna draws from a diverse pool of sound to create their unique and exciting brand of music.
Vanna opens up there EP with a kick-in-the-face song called "A Dead Language For A Dying Lady." This song has so much energy that it makes you want to get all crazy and ask Judge Judy if she is down for an arm-wrestle. This album has such a raw feel to it, that it makes it that much better. Vanna has also recently welcomed a new singer to their roster... now on lead vocals is Chris. Vanna's new EP is in stores now, so if you’re into the post- hardcore scene or anything with a lot of energy, I do recommend that you check this band out.
Tracks like “A Dead Language For A Dying Lady” and “The Search Party Never Came” are glaring examples of the bands diversity and talent for melding old school hardcore structures with contemporary elements and progressive elements of their own. This debut EP is truly a striking achievement and an incredible start for Vanna. The group’s willingness to exceed the standard barriers of common “hardcore” while not losing site of their roots, makes for a truly solid foundation that is sure to serve the band well for years to come.
Average Fan Rating: 4.60