Vanyaland Premiere: Vary Lumar embrace the horror of the season in new video for ‘Murderer’


October is usually a great month for television, the perfect time to watch documentaries on serial killers, witch trail reenactment specials, and endless hours of gruesome horror movies. But for some reason all we’re finding on our TVs this year are silly-ass ghost hunter bullshit. We don’t need to watch a bro yelling in an old mental institution, we live in Boston, we see that shit everywhere.

What we need is a good old-fashioned stalking. We need terror. We need fear.

Enter Vary Lumar, the Boston prog-pop quartet who have always had a neurotic, nervous energy to their brand of rock and roll. For their new video “Murderer,” bassist Robert Laff is straight-up hunted across the moon-lit streets of Boston, forever trying to flee a maniacal dude in a carnival mask. Watch it below.


“Murderer” is the first single from Vary Lumar’s upcoming album Breaker, due November 17. It’s available for download now on their Bandcamp page, and just in time: adding to the spooky vibe of season, Vary Lumar will be performing as the Smashing Pumpkins at the Vanyaland Halloween party, Friday, October 31 at Great Scott in Allston. Also participating will be the Daily Pravda as Lana Del Rey, Pale Hands as Robyn, and other special guests and surprises. Advance tickets are available here.

Vary Lumar will also be playing originals, including “Murderer” at Night 2 of the Boston Does Boston series this Friday at T.T. The Bear’s Place. Read our interview with organizer Jason Dunn here.



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