By Kevin Bronson
March 12, 2010
The guitarlicious five-piece Vanaprasta has been on our short list of L.A. indie rockers to watch for about a year, and this month’s release of its “Forming the Shapes” EP did nothing to make our interest wane. Now the quintet has recorded a cover of LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends” — a track that was covered, rather notably, in 2007 by a guitar band named Franz Ferdinand.
Vanaprasta might very well have one-upped the British lads, turning the song almost neurotic with its scratchy guitar licks. The song will appear on the forthcoming charity compilation Uncovering a Cure, a benefit to help AIDS Project Los Angeles rebound from recent state budget cutbacks. The album will feature the likes of the Ruby Friedman Orchestra (”I Want You [She's So Heavy]“), Sabrosa Purr (”Cocaine”), Garrison Starr (”Just the Two of Us”), Love Grenades (”Give Me Back My Man”) and Robotanists (”Heaven”). Should be a good one, for a good cause.
||| Download: “All My Friends” (LCD Soundsystem cover)
||| Live: The Uncovering a Cure benefit show goes off March 30 at the Roxy, featuring Vanaprasta, Sabrosa Purr, Robotanists, Oh Darling, the Ruby Friedman Orchestra, Lindsey Ray, Pollyn and Castro (formerly known as the Prayer).
© 2010 Kevin Bronson