It was also during this time that original bassist Jim Kellaris left the band to pursue other interests. For shows after Jim left, Jason Garner filled in on bass. The band's follow-up album, "...Throws Like a Girl" was recorded in Nashville, TN in late 1998 by John Painter (of Fleming and John fame). Painter played bass on the album in the absence of a permanent bass player. The album was released in 1999 while the band was in college.
It was by far their most successful effort at that time, and remains their most popular work to date. Backed by frequent touring (during which Ron Babbington became the permanent bass player), the band expanded and solidified their following from Boston to Miami. With some tracks earning radio play, Vroom created quite a buzz around the indie scene well into 2001. At that time the band released an EP entitled "A Five Song Demonstration".
The EP marked a small shift in style, moving away from pop-punk into more of a pop-rock feel. The recording quality of the EP did the band no favors, and was not as well received as "...Throws Like a Girl". Still, the songs came off much better live than they did in a recorded form and the band pressed on. In 2003, after failing to find a home on a label, the band decided to call it quits. They did, however, record and produce a final album on their own comprised of the remaining new songs in their catalog.
This album (Rosebud) again marked a shift in the bands style toward a bit more experimental form of the pop-rock they'd previously been toying with. While "A Five Song Demonstration" was intended to be completely radio-friendly, "Rosebud" was a no holds barred approach to making music. As a result, the album is somewhat unconventional in tone and production. In 2004 after a short farewell tour, the band called it quits.
In 2005 they reunited for one show at The Drowsy Poet in their hometown of Lynchburg, VA. A video of this show can be found on Google Video. -- Grupa Vroom osnovana je krajem 1997. godine i svoju aktivnost započinje koncertima po beogradskim klubovima objedinjujući specifičnim zvukom (dva vokala, gitara, harmonika, bas, fretless bas, elektronski i akusti~ni bubanj) kabaretsku muziku, melodije Balkana i savremene ritmove zapada (techno, drum'n'bass, trip hop...). 1999. godine u sopstvenoj produkciji izlazi album Torpedo Music kao skup kompozicija rađenih za predstave trupe Torpedoi brojnih “institucionalnih” pozorišta.
Deo muzike sa ovog CD-a iskorišćen je u filmu trupe Torpedo - Belgrade tourist guide 2000, koji je nagrađen Zlatnom plaketom Beograda za najbolji jugoslovenski igrani kratkometražni film 2000. godine i Zlatnom pomorandžom na filmskom festivalu u Antaliji (Turska). Iste godine u produkciji Felix Records, Vroom snima zbir pesama sa koncertnog repertoara pod nazivom Ventilacija, kao i živi album LIVE IN ZURICH potpomognut od strane švajcarske ambasade u Beogradu i ciriškog Theater Spektackel-a. 2001. godine Ventilacija je u prodaji, a pesme “Tamni vilajet”, “Kao Adam u rano jutro” i obrada "Heart of glass" grupe Blondie nalaze se na svim značajnim top listama u SRJ. Album Evolucija objavljen je 30. marta 2005.
u produkciji Automatik/Mascom-a, a koncerte vezane za promociju ovog albuma prati projekcija serije animiranih spotova sa temom Evolucija - proces svakosekundnih promena nesumnjive postojanosti, ali sumnjivih uzroka. Još jedan odličan album grupe Vroom sa kojeg su se vidno izdvojile pesme Missreality i Malo vremena. Članovi grupe Vroom su Vanja Milinković – vokal, Marko Nježić - gitara i glas, Marko Grubić - bas i sempler, Aljoša Varga - fretless bas i Branislav Potić - bubanj. The Serbian band of the same name has released 4 albums; some say that they play some kind of electro-jazz-rock. Their longtime singer was Vladislava Đorđević was recently replaced by Vanja Milinković. Read more on Last.fm.
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