David Vandervelde

David Vandervelde

Psychic Friends

Fri, August 19, 2011

10:00 pm

The Hideout

Chicago, IL

$10.00

Tickets at the Door

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David Vandervelde
David Vandervelde
David dropped out of the sky in early 2007 with the well-received indie classic "The Moonstation House Band". That album more than lived up to its title's potential, providing a healthy slab of cosmic, primal rock boogie. While that debut was the product of Vandervelde being isolated in the studio, being allowed to follow his every musical whim, his second record "Waiting For The Sunrise" (2008) was a product of a different sort of isolation. After relocating from Chicago to Brooklyn, Vandervelde struggled to find his place in that musical community. This seclusion led to most of the album being composed in his apartment on an acoustic guitar. The result, "Summer Time Hits", is out now on Secretly Canadian.

“Channeling Zuma-era Neil Young, mixed with the weary cocaine fanaticism of Marc Bolan (get a lot of that cowbell in the song’s hook! It’s the most melodic cowbell we’ve heard in…ever probably). The tremolo-drenched guitars are retro but massive, a nice foil to Vandervelde’s warbling tenor vocals, communicating that age-old pain of people everywhere: “I need you/All I need is you/More than you know.” A fairly straightforward sentiment that Vandervelde makes work with nothing more than sincerity and a few chords. And a lot of cowbell.”
Venue Information:
The Hideout
1354 W. Wabansia Ave
Chicago, IL, 60642
http://www.hideoutchicago.com