Please, forget for a moment that David Vandervelde has been given ink just about everywhere except, well, here.
I finally got around this past week to checking out his full-length debut on Secretly Canadian, The Moonstation House Band (available on eMusic). He’s drawn all sorts of comparisons to Marc Bolan of T. Rex and David Bowie. But one artist pops immediately to mind when I listen to Vandervelde: Davíd Garza. Something about the album’s first two tracks – Nothin’ No and Jacket – call to mind Garza’s classic rock-inspired yowls.
It’s entirely possible I’m way off base, but this was my gut reaction. And it also is another excuse to tell you to buy Garza’s 1998 classic This Euphoria.