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Soundtrack For Your Life: VHS Collection – “The Longest Drive”

  • July 30, 2016
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VHS Collection

“The Longest Drive”

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Here comes another great band.  VHS Collection is a pop-oriented synth band, the type we haven’t heard from since Depeche Mode and OMD.  These guys are really tremendous.  Their live gigs are so great, they landed a place at Lollapalooza in Chicago tomorrow.  If you got tickets, you gotta see this band.  A little background:  VHS Collection got their start in the winter of 2014 but the three core members, James Bohannon, Conor Cook, and Nils Vanderlip have been playing music in one form or another together since they were kids. Conor and James grew up across the street from each other in NYC and attended the same grade school where they began jamming on acoustic guitars; Nils and James met in high school, where they started their first band together and self-recorded an album.  Their chemistry is perfect, which provides the perfect synth music.  If John Hughes were still making pictures of teenage angst, VHS Collection would be the soundtrack for his movie.  Oh, and the video was created by VHS bass player Roland LeFox.  It totally fits.

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