Thursday Apr 05
Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band
8:00PM | 21+ | $10
- Throw Me The Statue
Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band exploded on to the Seattle music scene in the summer of 2008. By the following spring they had signed to the influential indie label Dead Oceans, and released their first album, grabbing national attention from Spin, NME, Paste, and a host of other major publications.
The performance of their first album: a wild, unhinged, and capricious group of songs, helped earn them a reputation for putting on vastly entertaining performances. They soon embarked on tours alongside Cursive, Japandroids, Frog Eyes, and made appearances at several festivals across the US and Canada.
After two full-length albums, hundreds of shows played across North America, and a period of hibernation, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band reemerge this spring in Seattle. They will be releasing and performing several new songs, written mostly during singer/guitarist Benjamin Verdoes’ summer sabbatical in San Francisco.
Infused with the warmth and simplicity that proceeds from life’s unpredictability, their new music and line-up reflect a band that is continually pushing to reinvent itself. Far from being finished, MSHVB, it seems, may be only just beginning.