Thursday, 8 August 2019

Vanderocker Release New Single 'Point Defiance'

Gearing up to release not one but two mind-melting new videos is Vanderocker, the Los Angeles-based avant-everything indie guru. Both tracks are culled from her latest album, Point Defiance, one which builds upon the success of her debut, Jupiter’s Kiss. Continuing to couple up such unlikely bedfellows as classical and indie rock, her latest long-player adds even more psychedelic influences, as well as a healthy dose of Desert Rock, with the tracks written and tracked in Joshua Tree.

Point Defiance was directed by Eric Rizzardini. Shot in the husk of a house that had completely caught fire, rather than letting the remnants go to rack and ruin, the owners fixed the electricity and started letting people shoot art projects there. Combined with Vanderocker’s gleefully unhinged track, the end result is one of skewed nostalgia, faded glamour and a sprinkling of feminist commentary.

Adrienne: “It was so haunting and beautiful on-camera which is one reason why we chose it, that darkness was a nice counter behind the peppy feel in the track. It was crazy space to spend time in - the floor was sopping wet in one room and it was freezing the whole time. Overall, it's about finding freedom and a voice through music when you're feeling silenced and trapped for some reason or another."

Vanderocker is an indie music project led by Adrienne Vanderocker, who comes from a Dutch-American family of classical musicians in Austin, TX. Being the writer for the project, much of Vanderocker’s classical influence can be heard throughout the VDR’s catalogue. VDR’s early music was an experimental variation of retro rock blended with electronica. Following her debut album, Jupiter’s Kiss, which featured some of music’s most celebrated session musicians - Tim Pierce (Bruce Springsteen; Patti Smith; Alice Cooper), Chris Chaney (Jane’s Addiction; Joe Cocker; Slash), Jamie Muhoberac (Chris Cornell; Fleetwood Mac; Rolling Stones), Matt Chamberlain (Pearl Jam; Tori Amos; David Bowie) VDR broadened its sound with a variety of singles ranging from devotional music, to roadhouse blues, trip hop, avant-garde and indie pop. Vanderocker's second LP experiments with psychedelic desert rock and sweeping mellow flavours and was largely written and recorded in Joshua Tree. A slew of new music videos are being released in 2019 and two diverse new EPs are expected to release around the end of 2019, playing with more of electronic and alternative acoustic sounds.