Oakland’s very own swing/punk/jazz band Van Goat is releasing their new EP Follow Me Under later this week. It’s just what you need when you need a moment to break out and dance, then cool off soon after.

“You know when you’re in the shower and you want to turn the water as hot as you possibly can, and when it starts to burn you, you lower it a little bit? That’s what I want people to feel with this record,” says bassist Derek Burle.

That’s the perfect description for this entire LP — and need we mention that this is their very first album? Zone out and tune into the sounds of Aidan Ward, Ben Einstein, Derek Burle, Lindsay Alexis, and Taylor Moxon.

If you want to catch them live, you’re in luck. They’ll be hosting a local release show at Amensia on Sunday as part of Balanced BreakFEST. Quick, buy your tickets now before it’s too late!

Van Goat
September 22, 2018
11pm, $15