MT. ST. HELENS VIETNAM BAND has been on a tear across North America since releasing their self-titled Dead Oceans debut later this year. On said tear, the band stopped by the Daytrotter Studios for a shred session. Hear the four-song session by clicking right HERE.
Daytrotter’s Sean Moeller said this of the band: “These are songs full of kicking and swinging, full of fight that seeks more eligible energy – a fire seeking more oxygen for a bigger pronouncement – and the smoke coming off of the towering inferno is that of something pleasant and dear despite the lacerations. “
The fine young people of MT. ST. HELENS VIETNAM BAND recently stopped by their hometown’s most awesome radio station KEXP for a live-in studio session. The band brought along both their own flavor of Molly Moon’s ice cream and their insanely tight “punchy rhythms, melodic phrasing and sharp guitar shredding.” The KEXP site is offering up a hat-trick of videos from the session, and a fouth video as part of its Video of The Week podcast. Watch the video for “Who’s Asking” below.
A week out from the release of MT. ST. HELENS VIETNAM BAND’S self-titled, Dead Oceans debut, tastemakers of all kinds are taking note. SPIN recently showed some love for the band, premiering an mp3 for album cut “Cheer For Fate.”
Spin had some kind words to share about “Cheer For Fate”: “‘Cheer For Fate,’ one the album’s best tracks, finds bandleader Benjamin Verdoes…singing about falling in love in the springtime. The song is a melodic tangle of sounds that recall a jangly, lo-fi version of Tokyo Police Club.”
Go HERE for the full Spin article.
Find the mp3 for “Cheer For Fate” HERE.
MT. ST. HELENS VIETNAM BAND have teamed with, er, tastemakers Molly Moon’s to create a personalized flavor of ice cream – a concoction of coconut ice cream wtih chocolate chunks and huckleberry sauce appropriately named “Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band Ice Cream.” On Thursday, the band will serve as “guest scoopers” at the Molly Moon’s location in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood. Then, on Friday, the band will celebrate the release of its self-titled longplayer and Dead Oceans debut (release date: March 10) at Neumo’s, joined by Say Hi and Visqueen.
In March and April, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band will be on the road with labelmates Bihop Allen surround some soon-to-be-legendary appearances at SXSW. Peep all the dates HERE.