Wednesday, February 23, 2011

MOKB Premiers MY TIME the second single from our Summer Fling EP

MOKB Exclusive : The Vandelles : My Time

Surf/Psych quartet The Vandelles are on a roll. After the release of a well-received self-titled debut EP and tours with The Warlocks and The Black Angels, their full-length debut, Del Black Aloha, earned the band a headlining slot Iceland Airwaves 2010, where, by all accounts, they blew the roof off the place, almost singlehandedly saving that country’s faltering economy.

The Vandelles are currently writing material for a proper follow up toDel Black Aloha, but with a official SXSW showcase on the horizon, the band has elected to offer up the stopgap Summer Fling EP. With its monolithic guitars and a pounding rhythm section, lead single My Time plays like an heavy hazy drug-addled version of California’s foremost idyllic idols (Beach Boys, The Mama And The Papas), with bleeding feedback and unbearable JAMC-esque tension ultimately giving way to resplendent singalong chorus sure to evoke bombpops and banana seats. Put these guys’n gals on your SXSW “must see” list.

MP3 : The Vandelles – My Time

Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Tuesday, February 1, 2011


February 1, 2011, 10:31 PM

Brand New Track From THE VANDELLES ‘GET AROUND’ To Premiere on ALARM Press Tomorrow
Tomorrow (2/2), ALARM Press will host the World Premiere of GET AROUND, the new single from New York Surf-Psyche outfit THE VANDELLES. The single is from the band’s forthcoming EPSUMMER FLING which will be released to coincide with their 2011 SXSW appearance.

Picture Joey Ramone in his black mop and leather clad glory, only throw a pair of iridium lens sunglasses on him and replace his signature black stovepipes with floral trunks and you’ve more or less summed up the feel of this tune. Cue in the bands distinct sinister surf riffs, pulsating tremelo and the ambient wailing of amps and we get the gritty summer soundtrack we’ve been waiting for to snap the winter chill.

Following on from the fuzzed out surf psychotropia of Del Black Aloha The Vandelles are out to make waves in 2011 and Get Around is just the initial surge.

The Vandelles will be showcasing Get Around and other new material at shows in New York, Philly and Baltimore before heading to this years SXSW and releasing Summer Fling. We would love to invite you to check out the live show, we have guest list spots available for all shows and the band will be available for interviews.

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Tour Dates:
  • Sat Feb 5 - New York @ Piano’s
  • Fri Feb 25 - Philladelphia @ The Tritone w/ Invisible Days and Lux Perpetua
  • Sat Feb 26 - Baltimore @ The Granfalloon w/ Bad Liquor Pond and Invisible Days
Summer Fling Tracklisting:
  1. Get Around
  2. My Time
  3. Summer Fling
  4. Aloha From Hell (The Cramps)
  5. Losing Touch with my Mind ( Spaceman 3)