vats

Hailing from Seattle, '80s punk revivalists VATS are touring in support of their debut full-length. Green Glass Room is out now on End Of Time Records. Check out album highlight "Melting Culture" below, and stream the title track via Bandcamp.

Sharing a love for sci-fi films and bands like Devo and Wire, VATS was originally conceived by roommates Sarah and Gabe in a Tacoma basement. Later joined by drummer JJ, the band self-released three tapes leading up to their recent album release. With a penchant for vocal-heavy pop choruses and noisy punk-rock transitions, this rising trio definitely has what it takes to launch an energetic summer tour.

VATS are playing Emeryville's Sgraffito on July 10, and at Hemlock Tavern on July 11.

VATS, Toyota, The World, Fussy
Sgraffito
July 10, 2016
7pm, $5

VATS, Blank Square, Flail
Hemlock Tavern
July 11, 2016
8:30pm, $6