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The Vontons


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"Somewhere Between the Dark and Light: The Vontons"

“The Vontons are a completely unique band. ‘Sweet Summer Eyes’ is the lead off track on The Vontons’ e.p. It’s moody, dark, and visceral. As if Wire and The Police got drunk, duked it out, and recorded this track in-between sessions for 154 and Regatta de Blanc. ‘Up Into The River’ sounds like Jello Biafra fronting Queens of the Stone Age. ‘Cold Water’ brings to mind Springsteen.” -

"From the NYC record submissions: The Vontons"

"Whatever kind of violence these guys are up to, faceless Brooklyn band The Vontons like to keep things simple. With only three members, they've managed to create a huge and crashing sound..." - Mike Levine, The Deli Magazine


The Vontons EP



The Vontons pummel you, leave you in the cold stiff air, then pick you up on the side of the road to bring you back home. Their style draws comparisons to Wire, QOTSA, Elbow, and Bruce Springsteen’s Nebraska, but remains unabashedly original. Formed by guitarist/vocalist Ryan Havers (Country Club & the Porn Horns/Claws of Paradise), the trio includes fellow Brooklynites Mike Straus (The Sweet Ones, Red Bedlam) and Josh Fleischmann (Israel Nash Gripka, Shilpa Ray and Her Happy Hookers). Their self-titled debut EP is equal parts elegant and angular, intertwining lush soundscapes and understated vocals with sandpaper guitars and pounding beats. The band balances soulful intimacy with sheer power, through skillfully crafted songs which soothe and incite.