Heartbeat by thevanishmusic published on 2009/03/25 10:53:18 +0000 The Vanish is what happens when you wake up one morning and realize life is not a rehearsal. The band was formed in 2008 when two workmates, Mike Elmgreen and Pete Enestrom, decided to pack up their belongings and disappear from the nine-to-five grind of their New York City jobs to take a gamble on the music game. A sonic extension of their days playing together in punk bands as teenagers in Australia, their sound is a boiling fusion of post-punk, nu-wave and electro, where rocking verses deal with the issues of identity and conformity that the pair faced in their previous lives. Both experienced DJs and also seasoned instrumentalists, The Vanish unify late-night dancefloor electro with post-punk basslines and crunching guitar chords reminiscent of late '70s Clash. Now residing once again in Brooklyn, their current self-titled EP is a teaser to a full-length release to drop later this year.