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Dear Vincent

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"In the Studio: Dear Vincent"

In the Studio: Dear Vincent
By Annie Zaleski in In the StudioTuesday, Aug. 11 2009 @ 11:44AM

Album: So Long Winter EP
What studio: Tone Cellar, St. Louis, Missouri
With whom: Producers Sam Wehrmeyer & Jon Eberts
When: Actively recording since February, continuing thru August; project finish in September.
The band says... "We've been in the studio for so long that our friends and family members think we have joined a cult," says bassist Kevin Kelly. "I guess this is what happens when everyone involved in the process is a super-anal perfectionist; all of us have been in many bands before and know the usual route. Our hope is to skip the whole wallowing in local music purgatory and create something original that we would be excited about hearing come from any other band in the world." - Riverfront Times


Single: Gypsy Queen
Single: Two Trees
Both released early 2008

So Long Winter, (E.P) Release Date: January 9, 2010.



Dear Vincent was brought together through sheer happenstance. Deciding that there was a hole in the local music scene, Bryan Steel, Kevin Kelly and Chris Fenter tentatively tried out some improvisation on songs that Bryan had previously written. Deciding that they both were interested in what each other was doing they developed a set list that was first performed at the Summer's End Bash (a party that kevin threw together with a friend; the highlight being that it was sponsored by Pabst Blue Ribbon and thus much fun was had by all).

Things developed quickly and soon they were performing regularly, opening for one of their lyrical inspirations Hayden on their 3rd show at Blueberry Hill. At a large christmas show, they met Ariadne and decided to try out her keyboard, accordion and vocal skills; it immediately filled an obvious hole that the trio had not noticed before. They furiously began to rearrange songs and develop a new sound which was met with widespread local support and success.

Dear Vincent Currently performs twice a month on average within the burgeoning St. Louis music scene. They are planning a spring/summer tour after the release of their E.P. So Long Winter in January of 2010. They have incredible local support with crowds typically ranging in 100-160 range. They plan to use their widespread national network of friends and bands they have put up in their own homes as they develop a touring schedule for the new year.

Immediate and recognizable influences:
Arcade Fire
Joy Division
The National
Paul Simon
Ellliott Smith
Ethnic Music (especially Latin)