Wednesday, February 17, 2010

The Vita Ruins Release Long-Awaited Album on March 2nd

Washington, DC, February 17, 2010 – The Vita Ruins will be releasing their debut album, ‘A Day Without A Name,’ on March 2nd through their own website and, followed by a CD release show at the Black Cat’s Mainstage in Washington, DC on March 5th. This is a follow-up to their 2006 EP entitled “Thanks for Your Concern (But We’re Okay).” Their music is a unique mix of dark and layered atmospheric indie rock fused together with hard hitting and upbeat electronica.

The Vita Ruins are an indie band based out of Washington D.C, started by Tim Kratzer (Vocal, Guitars, Bass and Keyboards) and Greg Balleza (Guitars, Bass, Keyboards and Vocals) in 2005. Since 2007, the band has built their own recording studio where they were able to self-engineer, mix and produce the album, capturing the nuanced sound that defines their style. While neither had any formal training or background in recording and sound engineering, they successfully self-taught themselves the entire process from the first steps of instrument tracking all the way through mixing, editing and producing before sending the final mix downs out for mastering.

Last month The Vita Ruins played to a packed house at D.C.’s Rock and Roll Hotel after garnering press from the Washington Express. The band built a devoted, local fan base after the release of their EP and performed a number of shows at leading music clubs in D.C. including the 9:30 Club and have had the opportunity to open for national acts such as KENNA, VHS or Beta, Snowden and Malajube. They will be joined by local favorites Ra Ra Rasputin and Cobra Collective for their CD release show at the Black Cat. They are currently putting together a mini-tour along the east coast to promote their new album.

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