The Vandelles

The Vandelles play what some are calling "Noir Rock & Roll" -- which I like the ring of -- but to me, they just sound like a surf group transplanted from the genre's heyday ...

Really authentic-sounding, fun, dance-y stuff from this Brooklyn/Los Angeles quartet. At times, the group edges more towards Raveonettes-esque shoe-gaze, that heavy, saturated rockabilly sound ... but for the most part, the Vandelles just seem unconcerned with playing something "cool" or hip and content with their old school, 100% fun tunes. You can pre-prder the EP here.

the Vandelles - Swell to Heaven

the Vandelles - Lovely Weather