Vug Arakas, currently on tour now. (Dates below.) "Strange Way" is a very specific kind of song—subtle and artful in a way that makes hard things seem a little easier, and if you're thinking of the Replacements circa Let It Be or the Feelies circa Only Life or maybe even something by the too-obscure Elliott Murphy ... well, then as a wise guy once said, "You think like I think!"" /> L.A. Record

VIDEO PREMIERE: VUG ARAKAS “STRANGE WAY”

May 14th, 2015 | News

L.A. RECORD is honored (and even a little emotional) to have the chance to premiere the new video “Strange Way” by L.A. musician Vug Arakas, currently on tour now. (Dates below.) “Strange Way” is a very specific kind of song—subtle and artful in a way that makes hard things seem a little easier, and if you’re thinking of the Replacements circa Let It Be or the Feelies circa Only Life or maybe even something by the too-obscure Elliott Murphy … well, then as a wise guy once said, “You think like I think!” Or to put it simply: it’s not fancy, but it’s got soul. This video was directed by Dustin White (for Country Boy Cancer Vibe) with no equipment dated later than the 80s—yes, VHS, but all the post-production, too. (“Technology you would have found at a public access TV station,” we’re told.) The “Strange Way” cassette single was produced by Luther Russell, who is currently and appropriately in a band with Big Star drummer/Ardent Studios mainstay Jody Stephens, and is out now and available here. Arakas is on tour with a full band (including members of Pink Mountaintops and and TK Webb and the Visions) between residency dates at Union Pool in Brooklyn. That info below—and get ready to welcome him home soon!

May 15th – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool
May 16th – Richmond, VA – Hardywood
May 17th – Chapel Hill, NC – The Cave
May 18th – Nashville, TN – Crying Wolf
May 19th – Memphis, TN – Murphy’s
May 20th – Louisville, KY – New Vintage
May 21st – Columbus, OH – Ace of Cups
May 22nd – Brooklyn, NY – Union Pool