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Room With A VU, Vol. 1

by Speedfossil

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  • Compact Disc (CD) + Digital Album

    Room With A VU, Vol. 1, is the first in a series of EPs that will feature songs all recorded in the same studio with the same engineer/producer. Available on limited edition Compact Disc. The concept was to present the songs to the band, work quickly to put them together and get demos to the producer/engineer-then record them all in a short period in one specific studio. Vol. 2 is slated for sometime in the Fall of 2024 (and the complete sessions, Vol 1.and Vol. 2 to be released on a vinyl LP in late 2024). Over 5 separate days in 2023, Garret worked with David Minehan (The Neighborhoods, The Replacements, Dink Pinkerman) at his Woolly Mammoth studio to record and mix the 5 songs. Originally slated to be released in September 2023 on Boston’s Red on Red Records, plans tragically changed in June 2023 when label founder, Justine Covault, died suddenly at the age of 59. Garret was devastated to lose a friend, colleague, mentor and a musical home. After entertaining a couple of offers from other labels, Garret decided to release Room With A VU, Vol. 1 on the new Sonic Escort imprint, a full length label collective out of Boston. Whether its upbeat rockers like, “Sweetheart”, featuring a guest vocal appearance from Linda Bean Pardee of The Chelsea Curve, the throwback Roy Orbison-esque “Frozen Drops of Fire”, or the horn laden “irl”, the EP really showcases Garret’s songwriting chops, as well as the production prowess and sonic power of Minehan and his Woolly Mammoth studio. As one astute listener stated, “this EP is definitely next level!”. Speedfossil will once again be supporting Room With A VU, Vol. 1, with shows throughout the Northeast for the remainder of 2023 and into 2024.

    Includes digital pre-order of Room With A VU, Vol. 1. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.
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  • Digital Album
    Streaming + Download

    Pre-order of Room With A VU, Vol. 1. You get 2 tracks now (streaming via the free Bandcamp app and also available as a high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more), plus the complete album the moment it’s released.

    Room With A VU, Vol. 1, is the first in a series of EPs that will feature songs all recorded in the same studio with the same engineer/producer. Available for digital download and hard copy Compact Disc, as well as all streaming sites on 4/12/24 The concept was to present the songs to the band, work quickly to put them together and get demos to the producer/engineer-then record them all in a short period in one specific studio. Vol. 2 is slated for sometime in the Fall of 2024 (and the complete sessions, Vol 1.and Vol. 2 to be released on a vinyl LP in late 2024). Over 5 separate days in 2023, Garret worked with David Minehan (The Neighborhoods, The Replacements, Dink Pinkerman) at his Woolly Mammoth studio to record and mix the 5 songs. Originally slated to be released in September 2023 on Boston’s Red on Red Records, plans tragically changed in June 2023 when label founder, Justine Covault, died suddenly at the age of 59. Garret was devastated to lose a friend, colleague, mentor and a musical home. After entertaining a couple of offers from other labels, Garret decided to release Room With A VU, Vol. 1 on the new Sonic Escort imprint, a full length label collective out of Boston. Whether its upbeat rockers like, “Sweetheart”, featuring a guest vocal appearance from Linda Bean Pardee of The Chelsea Curve, the throwback Roy Orbison-esque “Frozen Drops of Fire”, or the horn laden “irl”, the EP really showcases Garret’s songwriting chops, as well as the production prowess and sonic power of Minehan and his Woolly Mammoth studio. As one astute listener stated, “this EP is definitely next level!”. Speedfossil will once again be supporting Room With A VU, Vol. 1, with shows throughout the Northeast for the remainder of 2023 and into 2024. ... more
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    releases April 5, 2024

      $8 USD  or more

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1.
“Sweetheart” I finally see the forest for the trees, after years of living down on my knees, I’ll tell you what it’s all about, come into my world, baby help me figure it out I’ve got a lot of things to say, after years of being away. It was just my mind, it was not me. Step into my world, baby come and set me free. And it could be better, so much better, so much better than it was before. And we could be happy, if you could love me. Please just open up that door. Please, my sweetheart. Please, my sweetheart. Please, my sweetheart. Please my sweetheart.
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“Magic Trick” Struck down beyond belief-the only thing you feel is grief. No one seems to be getting through; there are no words to say to you. And that’s the way it goes, when somebody dies. There’s nothing much to see-just the tears in your eyes. You wish it was a practical joke-a big mistake, someone misspoke. Truth is that they’re dead and gone, and left us here to carry on… And that’s the way it goes, when somebody dies. There’s nothing much to see-just the tears in your eyes. Chorus: I need a magic trick, so I can bring you back my friend. Show me that magic, Trick, so you can make me laugh again. All your day will pass you by-another sunset in the sky. Cancel all our future plans, until that day we meet again. And that’s the way it goes, when somebody dies. There’s nothing much to see-just the tears in your eyes. I need a magic trick, so I can bring you back my friend. Show me that magic, Trick, so you can make me laugh again.
3.
Frozen Drops of Fire
4.
irl
5.
She's Doing Fine

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Room With A VU, Vol. 1, is the first in a series of EPs that will feature songs all recorded in the same studio with the same engineer/producer. The concept was to present the songs to the band, work quickly to put them together and get demos to the producer/engineer-then record them all in a short period in one specific studio. Vol. 2 is slated for sometime in the Fall of 2024 (and the complete sessions, Vol 1.and Vol. 2 to be released on a vinyl LP in late 2024). Over 5 separate days in 2023, Garret worked with David Minehan at his Woolly Mammoth studio to record and mix the 5 songs. Originally slated to be released in September 2023 on Boston’s Red on Red Records, plans tragically changed in June 2023 when label founder, Justine Covault, died suddenly at the age of 59. Garret was devastated to lose a friend, colleague, mentor and a musical home. After entertaining a couple of offers from other labels, Garret decided to release Room With A VU, Vol. 1 on the new Sonic Escort imprint, a full length label collective out of Boston. Whether its upbeat rockers like, “Sweetheart”, featuring a guest vocal appearance from Linda Bean Pardee of The Chelsea Curve, the throwback Roy Orbison-esque “Frozen Drops of Fire”, or the horn laden “irl”, the EP really showcases Garret’s songwriting chops, as well as the production prowess and sonic power of Minehan and his Woolly Mammoth studio. As one astute listener stated, “this EP is definitely next level!”. Speedfossil will once again be supporting Room With A VU, Vol. 1, with shows throughout the Northeast for the remainder of 2023 and into 2024.

credits

releases April 5, 2024

Recorded at Woolly Mammoth Sound, Waltham, MA
Mastered by Alex McCollough at True East, Nashville, TN
Personnel:
Garret Vandermolen: vocals, guitar, keyboards, percussion
Dan Jordan: guitar, backing vocals
Michael Scotti: bass
Chris Walsh: drums, percussion
Horns on "irl": Evan Biela, arranged by McCoy Vandermolen
Guest vocals on "Sweetheart": Linda Bean Pardee
Art Direction: Myles Vandermolen
Produced by Sir David James Minehan with assistance from Speedfossil
All songs written by Garret Vandermolen

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FEB. '24:
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GBC: 2/10 at Warehouse XI in Somerville
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Melodic rock from Boston-hailed by fans and critics alike as a return of great pop songwriting in the vein of The Replacements, The Kinks, The Beatles, The Smithereens, and Tom Petty.
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