Christopher Valer, Benjamin Nastase, and Phillip Dominick make up Burger Records outfit Vision. The LA-based band have been influenced by everything from Brit Pop to Nirvana's classic Nevermind, yet they have a sound all their own. Vision are a band that are truly loyal to the craft, working and sweating until the best product is done. Get to know Christopher Valer and the guys of Vision below. —Maddie
Hi guys! Tell me a little bit about how you guys formed.
All: Christopher has always been in and out of bands in the LA music scene and he was just tired of playing other peoples' songs and he wanted to create his sound and form his own band.
Christopher: I couldn't find anybody who fit the band so I looked to my brother Phillip and our childhood friend Ben to fill in the slots and that's how it's been since.
As a band, who do you feel your ultimate influences are that carry through all of your material?
Christopher: We all grew up together listening to The Doors and a lot of Nirvana. We feel we take the dark and serious part of The Doors with the aggressiveness and heaviness of Nirvana. Those two are our main influences but we take a lot of inspirations from a lot of Brit Pop bands like The Stone Roses, Blur, and Oasis.
What's the best part about performing live?
Christopher: The fact that we're able to block out the world and our problems and be only in that moment.
Best summer memory ever?
Christopher: Being in the garage, sweating, practicing drenched in sweat while everyone we know is at a pool party or a beach.
Who is your end all, be all favorite band or album to listen to in the summer?
Christopher: Nirvana Nevermind. ALWAYS.
What's next for the band?
Christopher: We just spent two years working on our first full-length album Inertia due to be released by Burger Records in January 2015. Aside from our new album, we're planning an east coast tour and traveling more up north and just wherever they'll have us. We just want to keep playing and sharing our music as long as we can.