BACK Schedule Home
Header

This is the archived SXSW 2011 schedule. Please see the current schedule here.

Music

The Vandelles

Rock

Brooklyn NY

1635

Listen

California Killer

The Vandelles are deep in the surging psych-pop scene. Their sound occupies a territory that covers the pulp-rock stylings of early Jesus and Mary Chain colliding with slinky hula surf rock riffs and harmonic dissonance. Based in Brooklyn NYC, their style, sound and attitude embodies noir rock played on warm nights on a California beach, delivering a popped up surf-psychedelia sound that drives a good party. The songs take the beach vibes of a Beach Boys record and run them through a static cracked sound wave, enhanced by the band’s vintage approach to both songwriting and sonic allocation. The all-female rhythm section (bass and drums) deals out thunderous riffs while two the gents squeal feed-back solos covered by lush vocals, all set to tropical-themed projections and cough syrup sweetness. The music comes on like a hazy dream, full of just the right amount of nostalgia to get the senses up, filled with enough pop to get the feet hopping. Their first EP grabbed them an MTV spot, countless live shows, including a national tour opening for storied band “The Warlocks”, as well as headliner spots as Austin Psyche Fest 2010 and Iceland Airwaves 2010. The band has released a self-titled debut EP in 2009 on Safranin Sound here in the US, and on SVC Records in the UK . Most recently, The Vandelles self released their first full-length record, Del Black Aloha; with a video in support shot by famed videographer Bruce Ashley for the single “Lovely Weather”. The Vandelles are currently recording their new album (……) and preparing for spring summer tours in Europe.

Music Video

Time

Friday March 18

9:00PM

Venue

BD Riley's

21+

204 E 6th St

Online

www.thevandelles.com

Additional Showtimes

SXSW HomeSXSW Sponsors