Drawing inspiration from Fugazi, At The Drive In, Gang of Four, The Pixies, and Sebadoh, Toronto based three-piece LIFE IN VACUUM (introduced to our pages back in 2018) delivers a unique blend of shouty post-hardcore and swaggering garage punk that is sure to captivate fans of both genres.
While their music exudes a certain rawness and dirtiness, it rarely descends into chaos or disarray. Instead, the band expertly weaves emotional depth and off-kilter arrangements into their songs, resulting in a sound that kicks up dust with a strong sense of purpose.
Today, we’re stoked to give you their new single and music video called “Moving On“, proving thieir upcoming record to be one of the best offerings in the genre in recent years.
The Toronto-based trio delivers an explosive, high-energy brand of aggressive rock that laces merciless but musical melodies and passionate vocals with rhythms seemingly spit out by an angry calculator. The result is many things: compelling, hypnotic, menacing, but most of all, undeniably magnetic.
Look no further than the band’s latest LP, All You Can Quit, for proof. Brothers Ross and Sasha Chornyy never played music together in their native Ukraine, though that changed upon immigrating to Canada in 2004.
The pair – Ross on drums and Sasha on guitar and vocals – formed a band that was admittedly far removed from Life in Vacuum’s perfectly calculated chaos; then, they were introduced to acts like At the Drive-In, The Mars Volta, and Refused, and everything changed.
“The idea was always kind of rooted in punk, but then we were set on experimenting with different sounds and styles and effects,” Sasha explains.
Prior to the composition of All You Can Quit, current bassist Geoff Albrecht stepped in, making his presence apparent in the songwriting process.
“We’re very rigid, my brother and I, so it was good to have a new voice in the fold,” Sasha admits. “It’s not so much a new sound as a new dynamic; the chemistry really works.