My knowledge of '70s rock, Marc Bolan and David Bowie is limited to just about zero. The fact that David Vandervelde sounds awesome, is supposedly part of a revival and sounds spot-on to those guys, makes me think I should start looking into the past
At only 22 and out of Chicago, Vandervelde is getting praised for being dead-on with his influlences and bringing back the coming-of-age rock n' roll. Come January 23rd, Secretly Canadian is releasing his self-recorded debut, The Moonstation House Band. I don't know Ziggy-era Bowie/glam sounds but I like what I hear. Gorilla vs Bear says it best: If you're too young to know/care about '70s revivalism, consider the fact that this song would sound right at home on the Almost Famous (or any other Cameron Crowe) soundtrack.
David Vandervelde - Nothin No
David Vandervelde - Murder in Michigan
Also check out his recent Daytrotter session for 4 FREE downloads.
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