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David Vandervelde Returns With Learn How To Hang EP

Photo by Carl Kiilsgaard/Courtesy of FADER

Photo by Carl Kiilsgaard/Courtesy of FADER

David Vandervelde’s very clothes were ablaze that day in his Nashville basement. And the only thing that was ever going to put the flames out was laying “Learn How To Hang” to tape. How else does a song so immediate come to be? The repeated mantra of its title, set to an exhilarating, tightly-wound Buckingham lick, is just as much Far East philosophy as it is the most serious of stoner advice. It’s a self-effacing moment of clarity under the heat of a blowtorch. Same goes for its brother jam, “Wave Country,” with its galloping, sunburst metal and inner-bitch-slap hook, “You ain’t any cooler in the shade.” And how could we, in good conscience, ever sit on songs so immediate for any longer than one red-hot heartbeat? Some jams can’t simply be placed on a release schedule months in advance. Songs like these must be loaded in our bow and shot out into the world.

And so it is…Vandervelde’s digital EP, Learn How To Hang, is available at this very moment through iTunes.

The wonderful people of FADER are on board as well. Today, FADER’s Sam Hockley-Smith said of “Learn How To Hang”: “It’s not that it’s too different from his previous material—it sometimes gets kinda glammy and sounds a lot like Fleetwood Mac on speed—but it’s that this time around it’s so fully realized. ‘Learn How to Hang’ is the kind of song that can transform one of those shitty nights when you’re staring into the bottom of the same beer for what seems like hours into a full on party where you stare into the bottom of a whole bunch of beers for what seems like minutes before you get another one. In other words: learn how to hang!”

DOWNLOAD “Learn How To Hang”

DAVID VANDERVELDE and Bobby Bare Jr. collaborate in the name of America…and Bread

This sounds like a four-way match made in heaven. On August 11, Secretly Canadian’s DAVID VANDERVELDE and songwriter Bobby Bare Jr. will release American Bread, a seven-song EP of covers from 70s soft rock pioneers America and Bread. The EP will be brought to you via Junket Boy.

DAVID VANDERVELDE Teams With Where The Moon Came From And Rock Proper For Psychedelic Saturday

During the harsh Chicago winter of 2006, DAVID VANDERVELDE teamed with band Where The Moon Came From for an afternoon of spirit walks and heavy psych jams. Lucky for us they caught this magic on tape and music site Rock Proper has it our downloading pleasure.

From the rock proper site: “Winter in Chicago is humbling. Subzero winds and impossible snowfalls lead even the best of us to booze, fish fries, and B movies on VHS. And when Dave started crashing on the couch at the Moon Tower there was plenty of all that. But there was also this: an epic Saturday jam, mics hot in the frigid garage, Dave joining up with the Moon boys for hours of meandering, experimenting, and mind-expanding. A year, 300 overdubs, and hours of editing later, that psychedelic Saturday was chiseled, bent and fired into this Psychedelic Saturday.”

Download “Psychedelic Saturday” in its glorious entirety HERE.

DAVID VANDERVELDE Live On Fader TV

DAVID VANDERVELDE’s performance of “Old Turns” from his newest release Waiting For The Sunrise was captured live at the Mercury Lounge in NYC by Fader TV.

Watch the performance HERE.

Waiting For The Sunrise is out now.

DAVID VANDERVELDE Covers Okkervil River For The Stand Ins Project

DAVID VANDERVELDE lent a hand to his friends in Okkervil River by covering their song “Singer Songwriter” for their video series “The Stand Ins Project.” Check it out below:

Don’t forget that David’s new record “Waiting For The Sunrise” is available now!

AUDIO

Faust by I Love You But I've Chosen Darkness
All White Everything by JJ
Wedding Day by Anand Wilder & Maxwell Kardon
Her Ghost by Woman's Hour
Aerosol Can (feat. Pharrell Williams) by Major Lazer
Pulsing (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod
Red Eyes by The War On Drugs

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Sunspot by Suuns

Busy Baby (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

Innocence by Electric Youth

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Electric Youth
Innerworld
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Songs: Ohia
Didn't It Rain (Deluxe Edition)
2XCD / 2XLP

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