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Brooklyn-based progressive rock group to play final 2014 show Dec. 4

December 2, 2014 Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Vajra will play its final show of the year on Dec. 4 at The Bowery Electric. Photo courtesy of Vajra
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Brooklyn-based art/progressive rock group Vajra is heating up radio with its blend of dark, melodic, progressive rock and Eastern Indian fusion. The band will play its final show for the year on Dec. 4 at The Bowery Electric in the East Village.

“People are saying they are sick of hearing the same cookie cutter music on the radio. They want something different — unique. Our music is definitely not cookie cutter,” says band founder and vocalist Annamaria Pinna.

“Blind” (Blood Mix) was added to SiriusXM’s hard rock Octane Channel over the summer and is now in rotation at terrestrial commercial rock stations, including KAZY/Cheyenne, KFML/Little Falls, KHAD/Upton and KHWL/Altus.

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“These stations took a chance on us, and their listeners are responding,” said Pinna. “As an unsigned band without management, we are truly thankful. Being added to these stations proves that people are hungry for something truly different. It’s time.”

In October, the single was #1 for two consecutive weeks at Rockfile Radio Ice, and is also being played at a host of other internet radio stations, including Radio 106, Rock Rage, Rock 939 and Hard N’ Heavy Radio.

The band is just coming off a fall tour, which included direct support dates with Saving Abel. They are heading to the studio this January to record their second album.

“Vajra marries the sound of eastern India with the abrasive, melodic infrastructure of progressive rock,” says Creem Magazine. “Since playing their first show in 2011, Vajra has been captivating the NYC music scene with their eyebrow raising theatrical antics and uncanny sound. [Their] live show is like a cathartic punch in the face…”

The Big Takeover Magazine describes Vajra’s music as “sinister, sprawling, and stately featuring booming, tribal drums, ominous synths and lucent, spiraling guitars…[w]hat further sets them apart is the East Indian mysticism that pervades thanks to Pinna’s hypnotic, Classical Hindustani-tinged singing.”

For more about Vajra and for ticket information, visit their website at http://www.thevajratemple.com.


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