Take a little of the atmospheric and frenetic guitar work of Minus the Bear, the throaty-yet-melodic vocals of Hot Water Music, add a super tight rhythm section, and you’re somewhere in the ballpark of what Yuba City-based indie/punk/rock band VVomen is doing (pronounced like “Women” with a “W”). The group, consisting of Kyle Hansen (guitar), Allan Leri (drums), Paul Collier (bass) and Kyle Kaylor (vocals), first came together in 2012 and they have since dropped an impressive debut EP called Naked (released in late 2013). They’ve played a slew of regional shows, sharing the stage with some amazing like-minded bands like San Francisco’s Heartsounds, Chico’s The Americas, Yosemite Valley’s From Indian Lakes and many others. VVomen is now ready to release their newest EP titled Hangin’ Out Being… this Sunday, Feb. 8, 2015, at Cafe Colonial. “The new recording is a lot more cohesive and represents the band as a unit,” Hansen recently told Submerge. “The first group of songs we made on Naked were full of guitar riffs I’d accumulated during the time I’d locked myself away from my friends and decided to start college. The new recording feels a lot more natural.” Hangin’ Out Being… is four tracks, clocks in at around 17 minutes and was recorded with Stephen Hines at The Wormhole in Fairfield, then mastered at The Atomic Garden by Jack Shirley. The VVomen boys were nice enough to let Submerge hear the new EP and it’s a superb extension of the tracks on Naked, giving the group plenty of solid material to pull from for their live shows this year and hopefully well beyond. The Feb. 8 show is not-to-be-missed, though, as it includes touring bands You Blew It!, Tiny Moving Parts and Rozwell Kid along with Yuba City’s Brave Season. You’ll want to get there early, not only to make sure to catch the first couple bands, but because it’s likely to sell out at such an intimate spot like Cafe Colonial (for reference, this same You Blew It! tour is hitting such venues as Bottom of the Hill and Chain Reaction before coming to Sac!). Show kicks off at 7 p.m. and it’s $10 at the door, all ages are welcome, address is 3520 Stockton Blvd. For more information on VVomen, visit Facebook.com/abandcalledvvomen or Vvomenband.bandcamp.com

    Jonathan Carabba

    View Articles

    Find me at the bowling alley. Co-founder + Advertising Director + Marketing at Submerge. Contact: jonathan@submergemag.com