SIGNED: Secretly Canadian Signs David Vandervelde + MP3
By: Spacelab Research Staff Secretly Canadian has signed Chicago's David Vandervelde and will release a full length album in addition to a 7" single. The 7" is out now, titled Jacket, with a b-side of Murder in Michigan.
The album will be out sometime next year, as David is combing through his recordings to put together a composite album. "Sifting though the sonic waste in hopes of finding another beautiful mess will keep him busy through the fall and winter this year," says his MySpace page.
I can't decide if this is old school or new school. It definitely feeds back to a time in the past, the sixties perhaps, but at times it fuses in parts of the seventies or even modern sounds. It's lo-fi and bubbling with life. It looks back at a time when music and life in America were more simple than it is now. But David makes things more complex than they used to be, bringing the kind of modern dilemmas into the lyrics that were unheard of back in 60's music.
"David Vandervelde is here to remind us that the truest, most primal and addictive properties of rock n' roll are ageless," proclaims Secretly Canadian in a press release. "[He] appeared before us one hot summer day like a dynamo. The sound we heard coming through in stereo was that of our coming-of-age years screaming back at us - a faithful reminder that our beauteous days of bowing before pin-up rock stars and carving iconographic logos on desktops and in famous treetrunks have not passed us by."
He's out on the loose on tour right now, playing with Bobby Bare Jr. and Centro-Matic. David is playing solo except for the Chicago show, which will feature David with his Moon Station House Band.
David Vandervelde: Tour Dates 10-13 - Chicago, IL - Schuba's Tavern
11-09 - St. Louis, MO- Off Broadway
11-10 - Chicago, IL - Double Door
11-11 - Maumee, OH - The Village Idiot
11-12 - Columbus, OH - The Basement
11-13 - Cleveland, OH - Beachland Ballroom & Tavern
11-14 - Washington, DC - Rock n' Roll Hotel
11-15 - Philadelphia, PA - The Khyber
11-16 - Cambridge, MA - The Middle East Upstairs
11-17 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
11-18 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
11-20 - Nashville, TN - Exit/In