"Dark psychedelic funk out of Austin, Texas. 8-bit inspired."
Every stage has a final boss...
In August of 2011, during a college break, Eshton Loh (Drums, center) witnessed two brothers playing a show with their band in Fort Worth, Texas. After hearing of the band’s split later that month, the next step was purely instinctive. Loh immediately contacted Mauro (Lead Guitar, left) and Alonzo Bustamante (Bass, right) to ask if they were interested in forming a new syndicate. In 2014, the brothers joined forces with Loh as he completed the final stage of his degree in Austin, Texas, and VINYLBOSS was born.
Heavily inspired by sounds of the 60's and 70's, the trio channels an instrumental mix of smooth, dark funk with various elements of blues and psychedelic rock to move listeners through time and space in the absence of lyrics. Original works are infused with classic video game tunes as a nod to the synthesized beats and bass lines from the band's defining years as gamers, spent inside unknown worlds in tube TVs and game cartridges. Nostalgic 8-bit themes are re-imagined through a blend of vicious leads, hypnotic bass lines, and driving grooves to create a sound that is fresh, yet mysteriously familiar.
VINYLBOSS was created to pay respect to themes of the past with sounds from the present. In July of 2015, the band recorded their independent album, produced by Matt Noveskey of Blue October, at Orb Studios in Austin, Texas. The featured 10 songs mark the first step in releasing their music to the rest of the world. Into The Void is currently available to stream at vinylbossmusic.com/intothevoid and available to purchase on Bandcamp.
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September 2015 : Into The Void
Produced by Matt Noveskey, mixed by Rob Sewell at Orb Studios in Austin, Texas. Containing an equal mix of original tracks and VGM covers, Into The Void documents the band's early experimentation with instrumental rock grooves and their sinister approach to psychedelic funk.
The full album can be downloaded here.
VINYLBOSS © 2015
- Syzz (Sonic The Hedgehog)
- Islands (Quackshot)
- Lucy, Did He?
- The Storm (Legend of Zelda)
- Chronos I (Chrono Trigger)
- Chronos II (Chrono Trigger)
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