A split EP has to contain the same genre? Said who? That’s exactly the message we got from the joint collaboration from Collective Shoes and Vvachrri. Collective Shoes are a punk rock unit based in Tangerang consisting of Adyt, Sani, Dimas, Iam and Ucup that spurt out some energetic tunes in this record. Whie Vvachrri, who are now a band instead of solo, is in charge for giving us the more sentimental and moody tunes to fill the emptiness in the core of our hearts *sob*. They are going to release their joint effort on an EP called “A Year of Humiliation” on July 1st . This is done in conjunction with the world’s joke day that falls on that aforementioned date. Ironically enough, they said that this project is not a joke though.
The EP contains four tracks which are “The Wrestler”, “Skate In San Diego”, “The Crier” and at last “Kaleidoscope”. These four songs have correlations within one another and create a plot that starts from the first track until the last. The first two tracks are sport-themed chronicling a struggle which end up with no good result. It then resulted in a series of crying and sobbing as told on third single by Vvachri “The Crier”. The closing track “Kaleidoscope” talks about disappointment that stems from previous efforts. It is said that the writer was still disappointed when he wrote that. So, to make them less upset and angry, check out the new EP which has been released digitally on Collective Shoes’ Bandcamp today on 29 May 2018. We are aware that they originally insisted the album as a July 1st release, but let’s take it as a good sign that these guys are confident enough to put out their materials now (although they maybe are not).
Along with this digital release, Collective Shoes also invite you to watch their music video for “Kaleidoscope”. The visual consists the band jumping around and pouring their hearts out on a studio session. Listen to the whole album here. While you’re at it, follow Collective Shoes and Vvachrri on their social media so they feel less lonely.