Wednesday, February 14, 2007

David Vandervelde

Youthful Chicago-based multi-instrumentalist, producer, and songwriter David Vandervelde crafts '60s-influenced pop songs that bear the mark of legendary artists such as Marc Bolan, the Rolling Stones, Mickey Finn, and the Beatles. The West Michigan native has worked on numerous projects with fellow musician/engineer Jay Bennett (Wilco), and released a solo album called Moonstation House Band on the Secretly Canadian label in January 2007.

But what of the mysterious Moonstation House Band? The title, perhaps, needs some clearing up. Think of the Moonstation House Band as a Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band-style entity and you’re on the right track.“The Moonstation House Band is a fictitious thing, which childhood friend Derek James, who played drums on a few of the songs on the record, and I came up with it at the beginning of recording,” says David. “The record is pretty much a solo project (at least 90% of what you hear is by me), but it’s my effort to try to capture the mythology of what this band might have been like if it existed. To deliver the record live, I’ve been fortunate enough to have a circle of friends who have joined me, and we have a great time playing the rock.”

That live band, currently plugging their way around the American Midwest, will hopefully make their way over to British shores sometime in 2007. Expect to hear an astounding cover of lost Rolling Stones’ classic, Cocksucker Blues as part of the set. Recommended!

David Vandervelde - Nothin' No
David Vandervelde - Jacket
David Vandervelde - Daytrotter Sessions
David Vandervelde - Jacket (video)
David Vandervelde - Moonstation House Band (album stream)
David Vandervelde @ MySpace

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Tahiti 80 - Albums !!!
Ivy - Guestroom !!!
Bettie Serveert - Attagirl + Bare Stripped Naked !!!
The Children's Hour - SOS JFK !!!
The Legendary Jim Ruiz Group - Oh Brother Where Are Thou? + Sniff !!!
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RJD2 - Since We Last Spoke
The New Pornographers - Twin Cinema
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