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Vast

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Feb 23, 2010 7:04 PM ET #1 (permalink)

Anybody else here a fan? Or for that matter, even heard of them? It's an Austin-based band but one man (Jon Crosby) writes all the music.
The music is pretty eclectic, the dumbed-down description I would give is basically rock/pop with influences from electronic and world music. It at times employs choirs, orchestras, chants, etc. Pretty neat stuff.

For their first two records, which were released in 1998 and 2000, they were on Elektra, but they were dropped after Crosby and the label couldn't reconcile their disagreements over album pricing, internet distribution, and the label wanting Vast to go in a more commercial direction. After that, they did one album with an indie label, and after more problems, they got off of that and have self-released their stuff for a cheap price (like $2 to $4) ever since. They're one of my favorite bands of all time (also one of the biggest influences on the original material I'm currently working on), and not many people seem to know them, so I thought I would share.

Here's some tunes to check out.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8S_R13jV11Q

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G425HnMQn8o

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eK9i2uT0rAI

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dx6cLPTLbkU

Let me know your thoughts, otherwise I'll feel like a dork for typing this up :)

(This post was last edited on February 23, 2010 at 7:14 PM ET.)

Feb 24, 2010 4:28 AM ET #2 (permalink)

Pretty interesting stuff man, not exactly my cup of tea but I got a few buddies who I bet would really like this group. I'll try to remember to recommend them.

Feb 25, 2010 11:10 AM ET #3 (permalink)

I like their song One More Day!!!

Touched and The Niles Edge are cool songs!

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