Carter Vail
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Carter Vail

Nashville, Tennessee, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2015

Nashville, Tennessee, United States
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Alternative Indie




"Spotify Listeners Consume Melatonin Over 1M Times"

The first single by Carter Vail, titled Melatonin has been listened to just over one million times on Spotify, since its release date on May 18th of 2018. The song first landed on the Spotify Dreampop playlist, while Reddit r/listentothis featured the Melatonin music video with their audience, which set a spike of new fans for Carter. Since then, it’s been an organic, melodic journey to this stat. - Circulate Music

"Carter Vail proves songs don't have to be hard"

Singer-songwriter / producer Carter Vail possesses a knack for spinning stories in chill seductive ways. On the track Melatonin he waxes poetic about Jane, "Now Jane standing over in a night gown, she's got the phone chord twisted round her finger... she's a sight to see" and later, "Now Jane she's a lover like a pipe bomb.... she's got the pink sunglasses..... high heals gonna walk you out." Around the evocative lyrics the musical vibe is as cool as a coastal breeze muting your beads of sweat on a hot summer night. Vail sings with an accompanying high falsetto that enhances the tropical post punk vibe all filtered through an indie pop sheen. Vail is currently hubbed out of Miami and will be shooting a music video for Melatonin and I am already wondering what Jane will look like.
Robb Donker - American Pancake


Red Eyes - (upcoming) 4/3/20 - album

Velvet - 10/8/19 - single

Pontiac - 9/6/19 - single

Andrew - 6/21/19 - single

Silent Movies - 4/21/19 - single

Melatonin - 5/28/18 - single



Carter Vail is an artist who’s music is at once deeply intriguing and nostalgic. His songs, bundled in bright synths, distorted guitars and a “we’ll do it live” production style, are both energetic and intensely lyrically focused, bringing to mind acts like The National, The Cure & Local Natives.

Inspired by a musical household in Connecticut, Carter developed a deep love for sound, leading him to study Audio Engineering, and move to Nashville, TN. While producing acts like Sara Keden, Sabel & Parker, Carter has consistently been honing his own music. After releasing several singles, Carter now plans on releasing his debut full length album in 2020.

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