May 3 Vandervelde will release a new digital single including the new retro-jammer “More Than You Can Feel” but you can sample the song today. RCRDLBL premiered the song this morning:

“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.”

MP3: Vandervelde “More Than You Can Feel”

Stay tuned for the official release on May 3 to hear the wonderfully boozy B-side “Beer” co-written with the late great Jay Bennett. Vandervelde also hits the road in May bringing new tracks from a forthcoming full-length to the stage for the first time. Check out the dates after the jump.

Vandervelde Spring Tour 2011:

05/04/11 Nashville, TN – Music City Roots @ Loveless Cafe Barn w/ The Civil Wars, Close, Jonathan Edwards
05/05/11 Louisville, KY – Zazoo’s w/ Buffalo Killers
05/06/11 Pontiac, MI – The Pike Room at the Crofoot w/ High Strung
05/07/11 Chicago, IL – Schubas Tavern
05/08/11 Bloomington, IN – The Bishop
05/10/11 Arlington, VA – IOTA Club & Cafe
05/11/11 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live – Upstairs
05/12/11 Allston, MA – Great Scott
05/13/11 New York, NY – The Mercury Lounge
05/14/11 Brooklyn, NY – Brooklyn Bowl
05/15/11 Baltimore, MD – Golden West
05/17/11 Charlottesville, VA – Twisted Branch Tea Bazaar
05/18/11 Asheville, NC – Emerald Lounge
05/19/11 Knoxville, TN – Barley’s Tap Room