vansgirls:

There’s a lot of great music coming out of the wavy ‘burbs of Southern California, and Aquadolls front-woman, Melissa Brooks, can certainly attest to that. Since her youth, this psychedelic singer has been writing songs about heart-break and female empowerment, while encouraging other girls to ignore self-doubt,and the judgement of others in order to pursue their dreams. We first met the talented artist at this year’s Burgerama, where the young woman humbly and graciously took photos with every fan, exchanged inspirational advice, and bonded over their shared musical taste. Melissa’s moving song lyrics, laid-back approach to life, and audacious sense in style make her one of our most favorite artists to watch this year. Check out our interview with Melissa, and follow the band to discover where they’ll be touring next.

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The Horrors + Spires // April 29 // 8pm-12am
House of Vans Brooklyn proudly presents The Horrors and Spires April 29th for a free, all-ages show packed with great music, art, and classic Vans merch. Be sure to RSVP by emailing RSVPTOVANS@gmail.com with “Classic & Brooklyn” in the subject line. 

The Horrors + Spires // April 29 // 8pm-12am

House of Vans Brooklyn proudly presents The Horrors and Spires April 29th for a free, all-ages show packed with great music, art, and classic Vans merch. Be sure to RSVP by emailing RSVPTOVANS@gmail.com with “Classic & Brooklyn” in the subject line. 

Music Video of the Week: Hypnotized - OFF!

You’ll find trashy superheroes battling it out on Hollywood Blvd. all while OFF! themselves rock their hearts out for the onlookers and tourists in their new music video for “Hypnotized” of their just-released album Wasted Years.

And remember to tweet @vans_66 and @offofficial with #VansOffTix to enter to win tickets for their US tour from now through May 26th!

On Soundcloud9: The Wheel - SOHN

Our pick from the Soundcloud masses this week is English songwriter/producer SOHN’s “The Wheel” off his debut album Tremors. With cut and copied vocals carrying the R&B-infused electronic song throughout, it’s going to be tough to get this one out of your head. But we don’t think you’ll see that as a problem. 

Attention US fans of OFF!
Vans is giving away 1 pair of tickets for each show on OFF!’s current tour. If they’re coming to your town, tweet @vans_66 and @offofficial with #VansOffTix and you’ll be entered to win! We’re giving away tickets from April 11-May 26th. (USA tour only)
Good luck! 

Attention US fans of OFF!

Vans is giving away 1 pair of tickets for each show on OFF!’s current tour. If they’re coming to your town, tweet @vans_66 and @offofficial with #VansOffTix and you’ll be entered to win! We’re giving away tickets from April 11-May 26th. (USA tour only)

Good luck! 

vansgirls:

The first night of Burgerama buzzed with a flurry of energy and relief as garage-punk band, Bleached, skipped right off the stage, and into a huddle. Jess and Jen, the bad-ass sister duo that make up the band, collectively laugh and vent about a not-so-ideal amp situation that had the girls rolling their eyes at the pre-show surprise. After assuring each other the sound was fantastic, and the crowd was enthused, we began to walk to the parking lot backstage, and reminisce about the days of the backyard gigs, and where we first started following them and their prior band, Mika Miko.

Bleached is the type of band that makes you feel every bit as passionate about the lyrics, as the songstress writing them. Their heart-felt belts, and killer guitar riffs are soaked in inspiration and nostalgia of your first heartbreak, while leaving you jumping up-and-down, dancing to their catchy energetic tunes. We were beyond excited to catch up with the sisters after their show to see what makes them tick, and explore how they escaped the isolated Valley of Southern California.

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