The young Nashville-via-Brooklyn via-Chicago-via-Michigan man has returned with a second album. David Vandervelde’s debut landed him on our list of ones to watch, squarely on the back of the Bolan/Bowie revivalism of “Nothin’ No.” This time out he remains enamored with the ’70s, and again he’s worked with ex-Wilco bro Jay Bennett. “Someone Like You”‘s lyrics still land like a young guy trying to play the part, with references to rock & roll (“what have you gone done, you left him lying with a loaded gun”) and cocaine, but the sounds are again impressively authentic, all sustained organs and warm AM golden melodies, and just maybe a little of his new home in Nashville making its way in via an earthy, back porch shuffle.
Here’s another from the new:
That said and those posted, the first song I heard from David is still my favorite:
That’s from The Moonhouse Station Band. David’s new one is called Waiting For The Sunrise and it’s out via Secretly Canadian.