Greg Vanderpool
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Greg Vanderpool

Austin, TX | Established. Jan 01, 2013 | SELF

Austin, TX | SELF
Established on Jan, 2013
Duo Americana Folk


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"Album Review - Greg vanderpool "Rescue Letter""

Veering left of Americana, the solo debut from Milton Mapes/Monahans principal Greg Vanderpool cashes in gradual West Texas soundscapes for a more precise, inwardly focused take on desolation. Eight short, sharp pleas garner thematic unity under the umbrella of loss. "End of the Fight" opens on a hard-picked acoustic guitar that gives wiry, urgent form to Vanderpool's elegiac sentiment. Faraway vocals arrive couched in echo and reverb, adding to the transitory vibe. The finished product may owe more to anti-folk than "Truth or Consequences" bears strong resemblance to the raw bedroom-pop confessionals that often dressed up obscure mid-Nineties indie films, while "Tightrope (Transmission Farewell)" sounds like a lost Springsteen demo. "The Less It Can Be Measured" offers a hypnotically repetitive meditation that builds tension with each droning cycle before "Unrest" crashes into stark, piano-driven oblivion. The sum of these disparate tangents is the sonic equivalent of an unfinished home, but that's likely the point. - Austin Chronicle

"MyKUTX - Radio Program"

Greg Vanderpool has been a fixture of the Austin music scene for close to two decades now, both as a solo artist and with his bands Milton Mapes and Monahans. In fact, Milton Mapes are reuniting after ten years with a show on Saturday, July 30 at the Continental Club, and you can also catch Greg solo when he opens for My Morning Jacket’s Carl Broemel on September 21 at the Cactus Cafe... - KUTX

"Record Review: Monahans “Dim The Aurora”"

Richly rooted in American rock traditionalism but also lurching noisily forward into something far more intriguing... - Magnet

"Record Review: Milton Mapes "The Blacklight trap""

Vanderpool evokes a landscape of the heart that is stark, desolate and uncommonly beautiful... - Paste


Greg Vanderpool - Pilot (April 2017)
Greg Vanderpool - Rescue Letter (2014)
Monahans - Leveler (2013)
Monahans - Roam An Empty Space (2013)
Monahans - Dim The Aurora (2009, Misra)
Monahans - Low Pining (2007, Undertow)
Milton Mapes - The Blacklight Trap (2005, Undertow)
Milton Mapes - Westernaire (2003, Aspyr)
Milton Mapes - The State Line (2001)



Texas-native Greg Vanderpool has been receiving critical praise for work with his bands Monahans and Milton Mapes for over a decade. Steadily riding the line between indie rock and Americana, his songs (which have been covered by the likes of Robert Plant) explore the spaces between stark, hazy drones, Sunday hymns and intensely rhythmic pop anthems. "Rescue Letter", Vanderpool's 2014 solo effort, drifts further into Springsteen 'Nebraska' territory with raw acoustic vespers, drenched in timeless space echo.

RIYL Jim James, Kurt Vile, Damien Jurado, Hiss Golden Messenger

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