The Vandelles are the ultimate post-modern version of surf rock, replete with feedback squalls, killer reverb, and unbounded harmonies. And it’s loud. Alternately catchy and dissonant, their music straddles the line between nihilism and exuberance, and leaves your ears ringing. Often described as noir rock, listening to The Vandelles is like going to the beach on a sunny day to play with knives.
Rock Edition caught up with The Vandelles’ guitarist Christo Buffam right after they got back from SXSW, where they were the talk of the town.