Breaker Breaker: Vary Lumar release new LP, step back into the video shadows for ‘Slips’


Boston rock and roll band Vary Lumar have been very visible lately. From dropping new LP Breaker late last month to performing as Smashing Pumpkins at our Halloween show to preparing a record release blowout at T.T. The Bear’s Place in Cambridge this Friday, the band that gets often tagged with the “prog rock” label has been quite aggressive in getting out there.

Which may explain why this shadowy rock band has fallen back into dim-lit corners in their new video for “Slips,” the latest track off Breaker. After releasing videos that saw them tell broken-hearted love stories with action figures and dolls (“In Focus”), address our generation’s short attention span as a result of social media addiction (“Slave”), and be stalked across Boston streets under serious moonlight (“Murderer”), “Slips” shows the band doing what it does best without really showing their faces. The stars of “Slips” are the hands, feet, and mouths that create the music, cast against the shadowy figures that control their movements.

It’s probably the best representation of a band which creates sounds that are neurotic and apprehensive while weaving in and out of coldness and warmth.


Check out the video for “Slips” below, then join Vary Lumar Friday night at T.T.’s as they release Breaker on a solid, eclectic rock bill with Aloud, Doom Lover, and Velah. [Note: I’ll be spinning the modern indie dance party between and after the band as well.]

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