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DAVID VANDERVELDE preps new CDEP; Announces US tour with Blitzen Trapper and Euro tour with Magnolia Electric Co.

It’s been a busy year for Chicago’s DAVID VANDERVELDE. Mojo rejoiced in “the arrival of an eccentric talent whose head is firmly inclined toward the past” when he released his debut album The Moonstation House Band in January, and he and his band then duly took to the road on tours of the US and UK with Spoon and Richard Swift. Now, it’s getting ready to get busier, as the summer dawns and on June 19th Secretly Canadian releases the second single from The Moonstation House Band. A paean to young lust and getting high, “Nothin No” is a modern rock classic that recalls the spirit of glam rock’s most earnest & timeless teen anthems. The CD single also contains three other non-album tracks.

Vandervelde will be heading back across the Atlantic at the end of the month for seven solo dates, opening for label mates Magnolia Electric Co. in the UK, Austria and Germany.

06/25/07 London, UK – Scala w/ Magnolia Electric Co.
06/26/07 Nottingham, UK – The Rescue Rooms w/ Magnolia Electric Co.
06/29/07 Ebensee, Austria – Kino w/ Magnolia Electric Co.
06/30/07 Vienna, Austria – Szene w/ Magnolia Electric Co.
07/01/07 Munchen, Germany – Rote Sonne w/ Magnolia Electric Co.
07/02/07 Stuttgart, Germany – Schocken w/ Magnolia Electric Co.
07/03/07 Karlsruhe, Germany – Jubez w/ Magnolia Electric Co.

Upon returning from Europe, Vandervelde and his Moonstation House Band immediately embark on another full US tour – this time with Portland’s Blitzen Trapper, with a few odd dates with Montreal’s The Besnard Lakes and Austin’s The Black Angels sprinkled in to add extra flavor. The tour will triumphantly end in Vandervelde’s home town of Chicago where he’ll be playing at Lollapalooza.

07/05/07 Rock Island, IL – Ribco
07/06/07 Omaha, NE – Slowdown
07/07/07 Springfield, MO – Randy Bacon Gallery
07/08/07 Denver, CO – Hi-Dive
07/11/07 San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/13/07 Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/14/07 Tempe, AZ – Stinkweeds w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/16/07 Austin, TX – Emo’s w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/17/07 Dallas, TX – The Loft w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/18/07 Houston, TX – Walter’s on Washington w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/19/07 Hattiesburg, MS – Thirsty Hippo w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/20/07 Atlanta, GA – tba w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/21/07 Wilmington, NC – Bella Festa w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/22/07 Washington, DC – Rock and Roll Hotel w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/23/07 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/24/07 Boston, MA – Great Scott w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/25/07 New York, NY – Mercury Lounge w/ Blitzen Trapper
07/26/07 Cleveland, OH – Beachland w/ Besnard Lakes
07/27/07 Ann Arbor, The Blind Pig – Blitzen Trapper
07/28/07 Milwaukee, WI – Stonefly Brewing Co
08/04/07 Chicago, IL – Schubas w/ Illinois + Black Angels
08/05/07 Chicago, IL – Lollapalooza

Mp3: “Nothin’ No” from “Nothin’ No” CDEP
http://www.scjag.com/mp3/sc/nothinno.mp3

Mp3: “Jacket” from “The Moonstation House Band”
http://www.scjag.com/mp3/sc/jacket.mp3

Links and more info:
http://www.davidvandervelde.com
http://www.myspace.com/davidvandervelde
http://www.secretlycanadian.com/artist.php?name=vandervelde
http://www.secretlycanadian.com/press/vandervelde/vanderveldepress.php

David Vandervelde’s “Nothin’ No” EP now available for pre-order

Secretly Canadian is presenting the album’s lead-off track “Nothin No” as the second single from The Moonstation House Band. A paean to young lust and getting high, “Nothin No” is a modern rock classic that recalls the spirit of glam rock’s most earnest & timeless teen anthems. Written & recorded almost three years ago when Vandervelde was 19 years old, it was put to tape in just one night at Jay Bennett’s Pieholden Studio in Chicago. Vandervelde played all the instruments in an inspired frenzy that belied his age, displaying the maturity and swagger of a man much longer in the tooth.

Also included on this extended CD single are an alternate version of “Feet of a Liar” (recorded for Vandervelde’s Daytrotter session at the end of 2006), a visceral new song called “Cute Pretender” and a beautiful Jimmy Page-esque instrumental called “Dancing Sea Gulls Instrumental”.

Check it out here

DAVID VANDERVELDE To Open Northeast Dates For Spoon! Embarks On U.S. Tour With RICHARD SWIFT

After catching his performance at this year’s South By Southwest Secretly Canadian Showcase, Spoon has recently added David Vandervelde to a handful of East Coast dates at the end of April.

04/24/07 Asbury Park, NJ – Stone Pony w/ Spoon
04/26/07 New Haven, CT – Toad’s Place w/ Spoon
04/27/07 Northampton, MA – Pearl Street w/ Spoon
04/28/07 Boston, MA – Museum Of Fine Arts w/ Spoon

We’ve got some new video footage of Vandervelde for you as well, with him burning through a brilliant version of “Wisdom From A Tree” for Fearless Music TV in New York.

In other David Vandervelde news, he will be performing live on KEXP’s “Variety Mix” hosted by Cheryl Waters this upcoming Monday, April 2nd at noon (PST). The performance can be listened to locally on 90.3 FM in Seattle and online at kexp.org.

David also has a solo acoustic show at Good Records in Dallas at 6pm on April 11and another at 4pm CST on KCHX in St. Louis on April 13.

And don’t forget, before David Vandervelde’s dates with Spoon, he will co-headlining a tour with label mate Richard Swift on all of the following dates below:

04/02/07 Seattle, WA – Chop Suey w/ Richard Swift
04/03/07 Portland, OR – Doug Fir Lounge w/ Richard Swift
04/05/07 San Francisco, CA – Rickshaw Stop w/ Richard Swift
04/06/07 Los Angeles, CA – Spaceland w/ Richard Swift
04/07/07 Costa Mesa, CA – Detroit Bar w/ Richard Swift
04/10/07 Austin, TX – Emo’s w/ Richard Swift
04/11/07 Denton, TX – Dan’s Silverleaf w/ Richard Swift
04/12/07 Norman, OK – Opolis w/ Richard Swift
04/13/07 St. Louis, MO – St. Louis University- Biliken Club w/ Richard Swift + Bunnygrunt
04/14/07 Bloomington, IN – Culture Shock w/ Richard Swift + Sunset Rubdown + Xiu Xiu
04/15/07 Newport, KY – Southgate House w/ Richard Swift
04/16/07 Columbus, OH – The Basement w/ Richard Swift
04/18/07 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s w/ Richard Swift
04/19/07 Washington DC, – Black Cat w/ Richard Swift + Paige France + Headlights
04/20/07 Cambridge, MA – T.T. the Bear’s w/ Richard Swift
04/21/07 Brooklyn, NY – Luna Lounge w/ Richard Swift
04/22/07 New York, NY – Piano’s w/ Richard Swift

RICHARD SWIFT and DAVID VANDERVELDE Tour USA, Release New Singles and Free Mp3s

You’ve heard the names, now experience the live performance. Currently touring the UK together, Richard Swift and David Vandervelde will be returning to the States just in time for SXSW, and beginning in April will embark on a national tour together. See the tour dates page here and here for all their SXSW appearances:

Richard Swift SXSW Dates:
3/15 Secretly Canadian/ Jagjaguwar/ Dead Oceans showcase @ Mohawk 11:30pm
3/17 SC Distribution Day Party @ Carousel Lounge 2:20pm

David Vandervelde SXSW Dates:
3/14 Fader/ Levi’s Party 5:15pm
3/15 Schuba’s Party @ Yard Dog Folk Art Gallery 2:25pm
3/15 Secretly Canadian/ Jagjaguwar/ Dead Oceans showcase @ Mohawk 11pm
3/16 “Mess With Texas” Party @ Red Seven 3pm
3/17 Shoutitoutloud Music Party @ The Whiskey Bar 4pm.

Together, these two Secretly Canadian artists have got all sorts of smart folks reeling back to the golden age of rock; before disco, before punk, and before hip hop. Both have released fantastic albums this year to critical acclaim – Swift’s latest “Dressed Up For The Let Down” and Vandervelde’s debut “The Moonstation House Band”. Mojo had the following to say on Swift’s “Dressed Up For The Letdown”: “FOUR STARS. It’s not stringently retro, more a Tin Pan Alley of the Imagination.” CMJ hailed Vandervelde’s “Moonstation” as a stunning debut and a “glamorous, ambitious studio work”. Mojo rejoiced in “the arrival of an eccentric talent whose head is firmly inclined toward the past” while NME claimed his work recalls “the best of T. Rex, ELO or early Bee Gees.”

But these guys aren’t through yet! Both have new singles on the near horizon.

Out May 22, Richard Swift’s 3-song “Kisses For The Misses” 7-inch is the debut single from his new full-length. The A-side is pure Swift – a piano-driven pop tune sung with the moxie of a wizened songsmith; three minutes of wonder that takes you back thirty-five years to a classic era of smart L.A. pop music. Although it’s not out for a few months, we are making one of the B-sides – Swift’s awesome take on Prince’s “Paisley Park” – available as a free MP3 for a limited time. Also available is the Swift-directed “Vampyros Lesbos” meets “Murder, She Wrote” video for “Kisses For The Misses”.

Richard Swift “Paisley Park” MP3
Richard Swift “Kisses For The Misses” Video

Only six months after introducing Vandervelde to the world with his debut “Jacket”, Secretly Canadian is presenting the album’s lead-off track “Nothin’ No” as the second single from The Moonstation House Band. A paean to young lust and getting high, “Nothin’ No” is a modern rock classic that recalls the spirit of glam rock’s most earnest & timeless teen anthems. Also included on this extended CD single are an alternate version of “Feet of a Liar” (recorded for his Daytrotter session at the end of 2006), a visceral new song called “Cute Pretender” and the beautiful Jimmy Page-esque “Dancing Sea Gulls Instrumental”. This CD single will not be in stores until June 19 but the following tracks can be downloaded for free right now:

David Vandervelde “Nothin’ No” MP3
David Vandervelde “Feet of a Liar (Daytrotter version)” MP3
David Vandervelde “Jacket” Video

SC Podcast #5: DAVID VANDERVELDE in the rehearsal space

Been dying to get an inside peek into the rehearsal space of DAVID VANDERVELDE and his MOONSTATION HOUSE BAND? Fret not. The fifth installment of the Secretly Canadian Podcast series offers us an inside glimpse of the band doing rehearsals of “Cocksucker Blues”, “Feet of a Liar”, “Jacket” and “Nothin’ No”.

You can subscribe to the SC PODCAST through a few different companies depending on your preference (just click on the link of your desired service provider for easy subscription):
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Vandervelde & Co. are playing two shows in NYC on the 26th and 27th of Feb, at Union Hall and Piano’s, respectively. Don’t miss out.

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

VIDEOS

Sunspot by Suuns

Busy Baby (feat. Nina K) by Tomas Barfod

Innocence by Electric Youth

COMING SOON

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

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