The Vanderbuilts

The Vanderbuilts

 Syracuse, New York, USA
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The Vanderbuilts are, like it's members, a collection of eclectic sounds that blend to create something familiar yet new. The band is constantly and consistently evolving, building their sound, all the while never forgetting who they are as a group. With interestingly written arrangements, their songs are meant to stay with the listener and grow each time they are played, leaving the listener with a new experience time and time again.

Biography

There is a grandeur about indie rock outfit, The Vanderbuilts. Could it be the enchanting Vanderbilt Mansion near lead singer/guitarist Sam Kogon’s childhood home after which The Vanderbuilts were named that gives this Syracuse-based group their splendor? Nay - It is something more terrestrial, more tangible – great authentic songs, gifted musicianship, and a pure, familiar sound.

The quintet comprised of Kogon, multi-instrumentalist Dave Riddell, violinist Aya Yamamoto, bassist Max Newland, and drummer Grennan Milliken formed in the fall of 2010. The band quickly rose through the ranks of the Syracuse, NY music scene. In the spring of 2011 the band released their debut EP entitled ‘Far From Here.’ The stop-less concept EP is part social commentary, part hopeless love story, part call to action – it can be found for free on the band’s website.

The Vanderbuilts followed ‘Far From Here’ with their first LP, Miguel's Orchard. Released on February 23, 2012, the record is an anthology of material The Vanderbuilts have amassed in their first year together as a band. Included are fan favorites such as “I’m Coming Home”, “She Takes The Cake", and "Scratch”.

Praise and accolades for the album and band include:
“I like the vibe of Miguel’s Orchard. Fun music, but with a darkness on the inside of it”
David Kahne (Grammy award winning producer for Paul McCartney, The Strokes, Lana Del Ray, New Order)

“I’m Coming Home” reached number 69 on the acclaimed, monthly compilation “The Indie/Rock Playlist”, which features the newest and best indie/rock available.

For two years in a row, The Vanderbuilts have been featured in a SXSW showcase compilation. This year, their single “She Takes The Cake” was featured on Syracuse University’s SUxSW mixtape.

The Vanderbuilts have headlined the stage with bands including:
Titus Andronicus, Cults, Eytan & The Embassy, Red Wanting Blue, Shear Agony, Eachother, and many more.

2/14/13 - The Vanderbuilts are pleased to announce their first single release, "I Wish I Was A Saber Toothed Tiger" off of their sophomore LP, 'What We Forget' (out March 1st)

In celebration, the band is giving away 'I Wish I Was A Saber Toothed Tiger' for free exclusively on their website!

For more information on The Vanderbuilts and booking inquiries, please email:
contact@thevanderbuilts.com

Discography

Far From Here EP - May 4th, 2011
Miguel's Orchard - February 23rd, 2012
I Wish I Was A Saber Toothed Tiger (Single) - February 14th, 2013

Set List

30 Minute:
Come Tomorrow
I’m Coming Home
Pennies and Dimes
Freight Train
She Takes The Cake
Take A Train Take A Plane
Erasing Time

45 Minute:
Come Tomorrow
Pennies and Dimes
Take a Train Take a Plane
She Takes The Cake
Freight Train
Baby Blue
This Could Be Love
I’m Coming Home
Erasing Time
I Wish I Was A Sabertooth Tiger

60 Minute:
Come Tomorrow
Pennies and Dimes
Take a Train Take a Plane
She Takes The Cake
Freight Train
Baby Blue
This Could Be Love
I’m Coming Home
Erasing Time
I Wish I Was A Sabertooth Tiger
Far From Here EP
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