With appearances at Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits looming on the horizon, New York City natives VHS Collection are sharing a new single from their forthcoming EP Stereo Hype. VHS Collection is the perfect example of the power of a strong local following, having formed in 2014 with tiny bookings usually at friends’ parties, before moving up to small NYC clubs, then eventually selling out the Mercury Lounge several times only one year after their initial inception. “The Longest Drive” is a song that I imagine will go over very well at the aforementioned summer festivals, with a surging chorus and a very danceable beat. It is a track that guitarist Conor Cook calls “our favorite song to play live.” He adds, “it’s been a staple of the live set for a few months now. We hope we’ve captured that live energy in this track. It feels a little more rock oriented than some of the other songs we’ve released. The song is about never wanting to grow up and about how people try to fake different levels of maturity.” Check out “The Longest Drive” below.
Stereo Hype tracklist:
02 “The Longest Drive”
03 “The Black”
04 “Waiting on the Summer”
07/14 San Francisco, CA @ Rickshaw Stop
07/21 Los Angeles, CA @ Dirty Laundry
07/30 Chicago, IL @ House of Blues*
07/31 Chicago, IL @ Lollapalooza
08/12 New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
08/13 Montauk, NY @ Gray Lady
09/30 Austin, TX @ Austin City Limits
* w/ Bloc Party
Stereo Hype is out later this summer.