David Vandervelde: New King of the Summer Jam


David Vandervelde is on an absolute songwriting tear right now, churning out these magma nuggets of summers present like a young man possessed. It’s as if the teenagers in Footloose locked into a deep bliss-metal and glam kick, and Vandervelde threw the bomb-ass after-prom kegger at his pad. Today, FADER premiered “Checkin’ Out My Baby,” the latest digital single from Vanderland. Now available via most any digital music retailer, “Checkin’ Out My Baby” is three and half minutes stomping, fuzzy pop, full of glammy falsetto and joyous shredding. With these new gems, FADER noted that Vandervelde “has managed to make music that evokes multiple decades, multiple drugs and all the good parts of being a cocky teenager.” We’re all in.


Later this month, Vandervelde begins a tour in which he’ll be sharing a few bills with Black Mountain and a cross-country tour with Delta Spirit. Peep all those dates HERE.

Meanwhile, FADER recently posted another great video of Vandervelde and his mysterious bandmate, Mr. Jimmy, playing some impromptu acoustic jams at SXSW. Sit down that master cylinder of High Life, raise up your holy hands and check the video below.


Falling by Here We Go Magic
Ordinary Feeling by Here We Go Magic
Tokyo London US Korea by Here We Go Magic
Fixations by Gardens & Villa
Everybody by Gardens & Villa
Not You by Steven A. Clark
Moony Eyed Walrus by Cayucas
Gazelles In Flight by Suuns
Blue Chicago Moon by Songs: Ohia
Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness


Tokyo London US Korea by Here We Go Magic

In Touch by Suuns

Hella by Cayucas

Everybody by Gardens & Villa


Here We Go Magic
Be Small


Gardens & Villa
Salt Lake City, UT - Urban Lounge

Major Lazer
Cologne, DE - Palladium  w/ Elliphant

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