album review: The Vandelles

Falling somewhere in the vein of Raveonettes and Psychocandy era JAMC, The Vandelles released their self titled EP a little while back last fall. The record opens with the dark haze of “Fever of the Beat,” into the space blues of standout “Swell To Heaven,” which comes off sounding like a mix between “The Hardest Walk,” and “You Trip Me Up,” from the Mary Chain debut. “Die For It Cowboy,” continues on with static background noises and guitar flourishes, which combine with the bass and tambo to splash colourful sound all over this slow burner. Set to a wall of high end sound, things then get a little more mysterious with the Peter Gunn/ Spyhunterish “Lovely Weather,” which includes an extravagant guitar outro. I’ve said enough to give you the picture. Just think Psychocandy with a little less Beach Boys influence, and you’ll be right on track. Don’t forget the secret tune at the end either.

audio:
swell to heaven.mp3lovely weather.mp3
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