Vapor Caves Troll Austin’s Housing Market With Fake Commercial
Offering pricey condos in the bachelorette capital of the world
By Kahron Spearman,
4:35PM, Fri. Jul. 12, 2019
Here’s a list of things Vapor Caves are: They’re a gifted, Austin-based “boogie/modern funk” duo led by vocalist Yadira Brown (Keeper, 10yr, Lax) and producer BoomBaptist. They’re in the concluding stages of mastering a debut full-length, Feel Yourself, due later this year. They’re also upper-tier troll persons.
Yesterday, the pair shared their new single, "Endless Summer," as "an homage to our hometown, reflecting on its evolution, overpopulation, and gentrification." It’s a call-out of specific attitudes afforded to those able to live in expensive condos, with their overpriced attached groceries.
Preceding the single was a minutelong promotional video with a narrator nailing Austin on its sometimes-questionable authenticity, making a note of its penchants for "artisanal nut butters,” “acroyoga,” and "delicious, authentic tacos" – taking a playful dig at a particular trendy taco shop.
They hit the mark on Austin's treacherous housing market, under real estate name Endless Summer Homes, promising the prospective customer that "no matter the income bracket, summer can last all year long." There's even a business line – "(512) 420-VAPE" – for assistance. (Also, I've saved you the trouble – the number doesn't work.)
The single, however, does work, with its jazzy poolside flavors, infused with alt-soul and Latin tempers.