Since their debut on the Bay Area underground scene in 2011, vainhein has evolved from subversive lip-sync performances at drag shows to a multimedia experience showcasing original songwriting and production. vainhein (“vain” as in vanity, “hein” as in heinous) serves as a mirror for the audience to gain a new perspective on themselves. vainhein a.k.a. “urheinous” asks you to interrogate your own humanity by calling out the worst elements of human nature. (u = you. r = are. heinous = what you are... get it?) vainhein constantly questions the role of the artist, the ego, the celebrity, in an age where social media forces people into the capitalist paradigm, in which everybody is expected to brand themselves as a product to be sold and consumed. vainhein’s debut album “gag order” is expected to drop in 2016.