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He’s only been here for a few years, but Bryant Eugene Vazquez is already no stranger to Philly and us here at The Key. We’ve had him in for a Key Studio Session and premiered his All Damn Day! / The Greatest Hits last year. Now, thanks to a music and arts site based in Arizona, where Vazquez comes from, we have an even deeper look into who he is. Vazquez shares in an interview his transition from the desert to the big city, how he assembled his band Los Gringos, his life as an artist, and tons more. Check out the full interview here, and read what he had to say about his upcoming album Grey Expectations:

Grey Expectations continues that formulaic song structure [of All Damn Day! / The Greatest Hits], but is hopefully more fine tuned? Ha. As far as influence… it’s more in the vein of bands like Jesus and Mary Chain, Echo and the Bunnymen, Slowdive, and other noise/rock/pop bands from the 80s/early shoegaze. In a sense it’s also more lofi than ADD/TGH because I only had two mics to record the album… Anyway, I think people might enjoy it. Haha. It’s mildly “shoegaze.”

In a different sense, we also get a look into Vazquez and Los Gringos (this time quite literally) in a new video from Out Of Town Films. The series traveled to the band’s Eraserhood practice space to record them performing “How To Go About It.” Bryant’s raspy and unfiltered vocals are especially appreciated in this session. Give it a look and listen below.

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