Bassnectar Releases New Album, "VaVa Voom"
- By Super User
- Published on April 10, 2012
Today, bass music pioneer Lorin Ashton, aka Bassnectar, released his ninth official full-length studio album titled, "VaVa Voom." The 11-track album, on the heels of the highly successful "Divergent Spectrum," is filled with incredible beats and collaborations, with special guests ranging from hip-hop star Lupe Fiasco to dubstep innovators Jantsen and ill.Gates and even a tribute to California punk-rock band Pennywise. Check out the tracklist below.
In typical Bassnectar fashion, Ashton blends elements of dubstep, hip-hop, breakbeat, and other genres into his own unique sound. He even includes a beefed-up 2012 version of the classic "Laughter Crescendo." Stream the album for free via Rolling Stone, or download it via Bassnectar.net.
And for those of you just can't get enough Bassnectar, be sure to catch him on his VaVa Voom Tour, rolling through cities nationwide this spring and summer. With headlining performances at festivals like Camp Bisco and Electric Forest and two dates at the world-renowned mecca of live music, Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Colorado, fans can be sure to get their fix of earth-shattering bass. Check out our 2012 Festival Guide for more info on these events and others like them. See the full list of VaVa Voom dates below.
As Lorin puts it ever so eloquently on his website: "By combining sound and force with weight, the Bassnectar experience engulfs the senses. It is as physical as it is auditory; the adventure has no rules, no limitations, and no hesitation in fusing the familiar with the strange or the classic with the cutting edge."
Featuring state-of-the-art light shows and a booming soundsystem, each show is guaranteed to assault patrons with deliciously crunchy basslines and breathtaking visuals. Check out VaVa Voom for just a preview of the Bassnectar experience.
VaVa Voom Tracklist:
1. Vava Voom (feat. Lupe Fiasco)
3. Ugly (feat. Amp Live)
4. Ping Pong
5. What (feat. Jantsen)
6. Pennywise Tribute
7. Do It Like This (feat. ill.Gates)
8. Laughter Crescendo (2012 Version)
9. Butterfly (feat. Mimi Page)
10. Nothing Has Been Broken (feat. Tina Malia)
11. Chronological Outtakes
Bassnectar 2012 Tour Dates:
4/11 Indianapolis, IN — Egyptian Room SOLD OUT
4/12 Kansas City, MO — The Midland SOLD OUT
4/13 Madison, WI — Exhibition Hall @ Alliant Energy Center
4/14-4/15 Chicago, IL — Congress Theater SOLD OUT
4/17 Burlington, VT — Memorial Auditorium SOLD OUT
4/18-4/19 Boston, MA — House of Blues SOLD OUT
4/20 Philadelphia, PA — The Liacouras Center (Bass Center V)
4/21 Rochester, NY — Rochester Armory
4/24 Norfolk, VA — The NorVA
4/25 Richmond, VA — The National SOLD OUT
4/26 Knoxville, TN — Knoxville Civic Coliseum
4/27 Greenville, SC — Bi-Lo Center
4/28 Birmingham, AL — Boutwell Auditorium
4/29 Tallahassee, FL — The Moon SOLD OUT
5/03 Santa Cruz, CA — Santa Cruz Civic Center SOLD OUT
5/04 Sacramento, CA — Sacramento Memorial Auditorium
5/05 San Jose, CA — San Jose State University Event Center
5/10 Blue Lake, CA — Blue Lake Casino
5/11 Portland, OR — Roseland Theater SOLD OUT
5/12 Seattle, WA — WaMu Theater (Bass Center VI)
5/19-5/20 East Rutherford, NJ — Electric Daisy Carnival New York
5/24-5/28 Silverado, CA — Lightning In a Bottle
6/1-6/2 Morrison, CO — Red Rocks Amphitheatre
6/28-7/1 Rothbury, MI — Electric Forest
7/12-7/14 Mariaville, NY — Camp Bisco
7/13 Louisville, KY — Forecastle Festival