Probably best known for his years behind the drums of the powerfully imaginative and innovative Swept To See, Peter Vartan has been a musician and songwriter for nearly 20 years. Since his departure from Swept To See, he has been busy playing guitars on and off stage for NYC's own Hesta Prynn. Working with her and producer Chuck Brody has forged some interesting collaborations and his guitars can be heard on Hesta’s album “Can We Go Wrong?” as well as studio tracks that feature Clown from Slipknot, Tim Harrington of Les Savy Fav, and Dylan Rau from Bear Hands. He has perfomed live with Hesta Prynn in NYC and at the 2009 CMJ Festival and 2010 SXSW Festival as well. Most recently, he hooked up with the Sonata Contata group and played the 2010 CMJ with the indomitable Ellie Johndro in her new project Biker Daughter. His first official release "Negative Attidude!!!" was released on iTunes February 8th 2011 under the name Vartan.
Sunshine's warmth behind my eyes
Piss & Moan - by PG-13
PG-13 is Vartan and Le Schwa.
Bye! Bye! Bye!
She gives me nothing
reached # 1 on KIAC Big 50
I am nothing
I Remember Summer
I'll do it with you.
Dodging Sharks - by The Quiet Time
Song by James Avallone.
Friend of Mine
Try not to feel that bad
So much fun
A song about having to write another song about the one that got away.
I wanna buy one for you
reached Top 5 on KIAC Big 50
When You Came To My Town
In my eyes
- reached #1 on the IAC Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana Chart
Make the Words Mean Something - by Dust-Off
A dark psychedelic mystery ride into the writing of lyrics and poetry.
I Got The Time
It All Comes Back To You
Yeah boo hoo hoo
God, I wrote this one back in High School. It was always a favorite of my friends (and me) so I decided to redo it. My friend Adam from HS rejoined me to do it up too!
I Am Invisible
I see. You know.
Till I Stopped Telling Lies
Sam Kinison said it best when he said,"The truth? F*#k the truth. The truth never kept anyone together. Lies! Lies keep you together!!"
You know you'll get hurt
reached Top 5 on KIAC Big 50
Booty Time - feat. John Robertson
Just a song John Robertson and I made up one day after consuming a bottle of rum. Call it....an ode to the drunk dial booty call!
I'm Your Man
A song about the one that got away.
Get Bent (For Life)
Pretend that I don't know
Hitman - feat. Jason Carro
Song written by All The Bread On The Ship. Take a listen to the original version on their IAC page!
Arranged, Produced & Performed by Vartan & Jason Carro. Jason just went IAC prime everybody! Please have a listen to his many mighty tunes.
Oh Well (LIVE)
This is from a live V Frequency show somewhere back in 2003 I guess? This performance predates the studio version I have up on this page.
Coffee Shop Rage
Sleigh Ride to Hell
4/14/2010 10:45:17 PM
Good shit Vartan ;)
7/24/2009 9:03:35 AM
Whatever happened to "Hit Man"? And "Dodging Sharks" is number 32 on the Hard Alternative chart. Does that mean anything?
4/15/2009 11:34:45 AM
I really like this Hugh Hamilton and everything he has to say about your songs. lets be frank here for a moment. i am invisible is one amazing song, like no other. but I Want Pizza (right now)!!!
2/25/2009 10:36:57 PM
I think John Lennon would have enjoyed "I Am Invisible". Sounds like a pleasing blend of mayhem and melody to me. Keep on rockin', V-Freaq...
1/2/2009 12:08:33 PM
I have been slack in listening to your great material!!
kia kaha (stand tall)
12/7/2008 8:42:11 PM
Took a while to get here but I am DIGGIN' the Quiet Freqs...nice work, Vartan...
10/14/2008 1:19:58 AM
Absolutely awesome tunes. -pHLeGm
8/31/2008 9:53:59 AM
Just stopped by to pick up some dance moves from those freaks below...
4/12/2008 11:13:54 AM
Cheers from Austria
Yeah Great Sound...
Blood Rock For Your little Soul
3/25/2008 1:36:45 PM
Congratulations and good luck! Your music sounds GREAT!
3/25/2008 7:17:22 AM
It's a pleasure to be considered to be in your league, V-Man - your production quality is top notch, and far beyond mine...I'll join Jackdood in saluting you, but I'll keep my chin AND trousers high...lol...good luck, Amigo...I'm enjoying a listen to I'm Your Man, btw...goodness gracious, I could have fun tracking some bodacious lead axe on that one...not that it needs it...just call me GIT-GEEEEEEEEEEEK...
3/25/2008 6:08:11 AM
Hey V congrats on the nomination!
Added "Oh Well" to my "Just Good Stuff" station.
Much good luck!
3/24/2008 12:36:38 PM
You go Vee!! Show 'em what yer got....but make sure yer wash it first!!!
I salute you with me pants down!! Yes Sir!!
3/22/2008 6:08:16 AM
Congratulations on your Golden Kayak Nomination!
Good Luck and I will see you at the Awards Broadcast!
3/21/2008 6:36:00 AM
Congratulations on th Kyak Nomination :)
You have a great sound!
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