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.

Spinning Dry
Sunshine's warmth behind my eyes



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Piss and Moan - by PG-13
PG-13 is Vartan and Le Schwa.



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Bye! Bye! Bye!
She gives me nothing
 -  reached  # 1 on  KIAC Big 50   




Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Unwind
I am nothing



Indie Rock
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Vartan's Lament




Guitar Instrumental
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I Remember Summer
I'll do it with you.



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Dodging Sharks - by The Quiet Time
Song by James Avallone.



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Friend of Mine
Try not to feel that bad



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Stop Thinking
So much fun



indie alternative
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Songwriter's Lament
A song about having to write another song about the one that got away.



Indie Rock
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You Lie
I wanna buy one for you
 - reached Top 5 on KIAC Big 50  




Alternative
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When You Came To My Town
Real fun



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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Lily Tries
In my eyes
- reached #1 on the IAC Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana Chart




Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Make the Words Mean Something - by Dust-Off
A dark psychedelic mystery ride into the writing of lyrics and poetry.



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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I Got The Time
Now



Acoustic punk
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It All Comes Back To You
Yeah boo hoo hoo



Folk/Acoustic Rock/Americana
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Crumble
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!



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I Am Invisible
I see. You know.



Miscellaneous
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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!!"



Alternative
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Wonderlust
You know you'll get hurt
 - reached Top 5 on KIAC Big 50  




Alternative
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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!



Alternative
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I'm Your Man
A song about the one that got away.



Alternative
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Get Bent (For Life)




Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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200 Girls
Pretend that I don't know



Alternative Retro and Psychedelic
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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.




Americana
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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.



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Coffee Shop Rage
True story.
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Americana
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Sleigh Ride to Hell




Miscellaneous
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2/28/2023 11:47:15 PM
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Psyche's Muse

7/20/2021 3:29:00 AM
I checked them again and could get none of them to play(not even when trying some of them from the stations where they were listed). Please pass it along whenever they "DO" play again though. Thanks. -M-



Vartan

7/14/2021 10:06:05 AM
Hi everyone. The songs are not working on my page as you may have noticed. I've been working with IMP support to try and fix it. Re-uploading hasn't helped. Apparently they work when played on radio stations just not here. I hope I will have an update for you soon!

Vartan




Psyche's Muse

12/27/2020 8:42:31 AM
YOUR SONGS WILL "NOT" PLAY!!! "NONE" OF THEM "WORK"!!! Need to upload again maybe?



Corabelle

4/14/2010 10:45:17 PM
Good shit Vartan ;)



The Quiet Time

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?



The Quiet Time

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)!!!



Hugh Hamilton

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...

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SILVERWOODSTUDIO

1/2/2009 12:08:33 PM
I have been slack in listening to your great material!!

kia kaha (stand tall)

Rob




Hugh Hamilton

12/7/2008 8:42:11 PM
Took a while to get here but I am DIGGIN' the Quiet Freqs...nice work, Vartan...
:)
H



 

       

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God Made Dirt And Dirt Don't Hurt

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The Frequency Is V

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THE BLACK SHEEP
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Kung Fu Indie
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Fresh
Savanna Dreamin
Sweet
My Blue Hemi's MIx Tape
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fine
Platinum Hits
Night Gallery
TXRadio
Vartan & Friends
Radio Aurora
Black Label Archive
Every word left unsaid
Remarkable Institution of Amazing Hats
Hope Street
*****DirgeKs Furry Friends*****
St. Alphonso's Pancake Breakfast
Ride to where the ride takes you.
SONIC BOOM
Cheap Lullaby - A&R Station
Man, Oh Man
eYe 5 EyE 5 eYe 5
Radio ONE
Staging Area II
Romanelli Picks I
HEMP FM - a Desperado Revue station
OTHER FM - a Desperado Revue station
1969
Shaking Strings
* * DIRTY DOZEN * *
I.A.C. WESTSIDE RADIO
IAIA Song of the Year Nominations
FM tunes for the FM
fReE mAn LeEs' FaVoURiTeS
Extra! Archive
The songs that CleanT likes.
Anything goes
LOCAL PRON
EYE 6 EYE SIX eYe 6
FtB Favorites Archive II
JUST SO
White Heat
why didn't you just say so?
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