David Vandervelde has been on an absolute songwriting tear for the last few months, laying down these white hot summer jams, channeling the future ghost of Lindsey Buckingham, splicing glam-pop and bliss-metal and really, just sounding like a young man ecstatic to be young, madly talented and in love with rock n’ roll. Originally slated as digital singles, these four songs will now be collected on a 300-pressing, limited-edition 12″ EP, Summer Time Hits. Featuring the lovely screen-print above, Summer Time Hits will be available at Vandervelde’s upcoming performances with Black Mountain and his full-on tour with Delta Spirit in July. Grab it while the grabbing is good. The 12″ will also be available via Secretly Canadian on Aug. 3.

Click Here to Download “Checkin Out My Baby” from Summer Time Hits


6/30/10 Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon w/ Black Mountain

7/31/20 Chicago, IL – Lincoln Hall w/ Black Mountain

7/02/10 Detroit, MI – Magic Stick w/ Black Mountain

7/05/10 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle*

7/06/10 Charleston, SC – The Pour House*

7/07/10 St. Augustine, FL – Cafe 11*

7/08/10 Orlando, FL – The Social*

7/09/10 Atlanta, GA – Masqerade*

7/10/10 Birmingham, AL – The Bottletree*

7/11/10 Hattiesburg, MS – Thirsty Hippo*

7/12/10 New Orleans, LA – The Saint w/ Giant Cloud

7/13/10 Little Rock, AR – Juanita’s*

7/14/10 Tulsa, OK – Cain’s (small room)*

7/15/10 Dallas, TX – Lola’s*

7/16/10 Houston, TX – Mango’s*

7/17/10 Austin, TX – Emo’s Outside*

7/20/10 Santa Fe, NM – Sante Fe Brewing Co*

7/21/10 Tucson, AZ – Club Congress

7/23/10 Los Angeles – El Rey Theatre*

* w/ Delta Spirit

MP3 for “Checkin’ Out My Baby” from Summer Time Hits

MP3 for “Learn How To Hang” from Summer Time Hits
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US Publicity, contact Eric Deines at Secretly Canadian
US Booking, contact info@secretlycanadian.com
UK Publicity, contact Manish Agarwal at Secretly Canadian
UK Radio/General Inquiries, contact Tom Davies at Secretly Canadian

US Synch Licensing: Lyle Hansen, Bank Robber Music

Canadian Synch Licensing: Julie Blake, Third Side Music

UK Synch Licensing: David McGinnis, Mute Song


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