L.A. quintet Vanaprasta has come a long way since they got inside my head with their nifty guitar work last March. Not so far that they have an album out yet — that’ll happen when “Heathy Geometry” is released later this year — but far enough that their dramatic blend of churning rhythms, bright riffage and glowing imagery sounds ready for big stages. The band — Collin Desha, Steven Wilkin, Taylor Brown, Cameron Dmytryk and Ben Smiley — traveled to Portland late last year to record, and the initial results of those sessions, the “Forming the Shapes” EP, will be out next month. Vanaprasta will also contribute a cover of LCD Soundsystem’s “All My Friends” to a forthcoming L.A. charity compilation, “Uncovering a Cure.” On the EP version of their album’s title song, Vanaprasta takes some liberties with the word “geometry,” but their math works for me.
||| Download: “Heathy Geometry (EP Version)”
||| Live: Vanaprasta plays tonight at Spaceland with Summer Darling, Shiloe and By Sunlight.