Vida Mala, a new project from drummer Michael Hanf of San Fermin, is quickly growing from a good idea into a great one. Hanf, who’s worked with Hess is More, Future Wife, and Allen Tate has injected his creative talents into the new track “60 MPH”.
“This started out as a bossa nova album and turned into a weird amalgamation of style” says Hanf. “It is very influenced by the early to mid-eighties punk/jazz/songwriter scene that I feel includes bands like the Lounge Lizards and Tom Waits and certain moments of Elvis Costello records. There’s even a few moments of dream pop and woozy tape skew.”
“60 MPH” easily accompanies a stiff adult beverage and a scene from “The Big Lewbowski”. Hanf’s vocals on the track are constructed with determination and melodic nuances. With a touch of metallic polish, the vocals stand out as the main highlight on the song; that is until a vibraphone solo comes pouring in and makes the listen start playing the air vibraphone viciously throughout their personal space.
Listen to the track “60 MPH” below: