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Background information
Origin Los Angeles, California, United States
Genres Indie rock
Years active 2009-present
Labels Unsigned
Members Steven Wilkin (vocals/keys)
Collin Desha (guitar/vocals/keys)
Taylor Brown (bass/vocals)
Cameron Dmytryk (guitar)
Ben Smiley (drums)

Vanaprasta is an American indie rock quintet from Los Angeles, California, consisting of Steven Wilkin (vocals/keys), Collin Desha (guitar/vocals/keys), Taylor Brown (bass/vocals/keys), Cameron Dmytryk (guitar), and Ben Smiley (drums).


Vanaprasta was formed in 2009, and the quintet's debut EP Forming the Shapes was released a year later. Lead single "Color of Sin" was featured on the Download to Donate for Haiti compilation presented by Music For Relief and Causecast in February 2011.[1] They contributed a cover of LCD Soundsystem's track "All My Friends" for Uncovering a Cure, a compilation album benefitting AIDS Project Los Angeles.[2]

Healthy Geometry - Present[edit]

Following a strong run of shows at CMJ in October 2011,[3] on 11.1.11 Vanaprasta released its debut full-length Healthy Geometry to critical acclaim. Produced by Dave Schiffman, the album was recorded live with minimal overdubs.[4] They celebrated the release with a month-long sold-out residency at The Satellite (formerly Spaceland) in Silver Lake.[5]

On November 6, 2012 Vanaprasta partnered with Spotify for a second time to release Spotify Sessions - a five track live EP released exclusively to Spotify's audience.[6] The band is currently in the studio recording their second album, and played their final show of 2012 at The Satellite in Silver Lake on December 14 [7]

On July JULY 1, 2015 Vanaprsta changed names to Sun Drug according to LA weekly [8] However, it's unclear when Vanaprasta changed their name officially because they premiered a song on June 4th 2015 on LA Buzz bands [9]

Television Appearances[edit]

Vanaprasta made their national television debut on Fuel TV's "The Daily Habit" on November 9, 2011.


  • Forming the Shapes EP (2009)
  • Healthy Geometry (2011)
  • Effie House Sessions (2012)
  • Spotify Sessions (2012)


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