Vase Vide debuts a new look, single, video and plans for 2019 album tour 

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When we’d last checked in with local indie rockers Vase Vide, the group had released their first full-length LP Hello, Moon. Good Night. and had welcomed a new face into their fold: vocalist and multi-instrumentalist Kellie Palmblad. (Who is, while a relatively new face in Vase Vide, a familiar face to local music fans, courtesy of her work in Eyes Caught Fire, Constellation of Cars, Water Bear and Spirettes, just to name a few.)

On July 31, the band unveiled a new single, “HATE YOU,” with a stylish accompanying video that features all the high-contrast color schemes, hallucinatory homicide, and electro-pop sheen you could desire.

“I’m really into true crime,” explains frontman Daniel Oglesby, who founded the group and shares lead vocal duties with Palmblad. “I had an idea for the video’s story to be loosely based on [serial killer] Aileen Wuornos and asked director Thomas Helvenstine if he’d be interested in helping us make the video happen and he was all in. We asked a couple of our friends to play the two main characters — Romeo Uncaged as the police officer and Amanda Rae as the escort. We shot the whole thing in a day.”

The band has already seen a multitude of changes since the release of their last record, introducing Ashton Booth and Jeremy Monteleone as their new drummer and bassist, respectively, and moving on from their previous record label and publisher, resulting in Vase Vide becoming a fully independent operation. Their sound, too, has evolved, with Palmblad and Oglesby working together on new material, “HATE YOU” being one of the first songs the pair co-wrote.

“Kellie has helped me a lot with writing this new record, so it’s made a major difference to our sound,” says Oglesby. “She and I have always wanted to make an indie/electro-pop record, so here it is!”

The single and video are the first look at the band’s upcoming sophomore album, sleep[TALK], and in addition to announcing local and regional shows in the near future, the band plans to tour the East Coast in 2019 behind the next album.

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