Von Louis is an indie-rock band formed by members, Evan Lecker and Kyle Vonderau in 2019. Lecker and Vonderau are two accomplished musicians who have been long-time friends and performed various times together at shared concert bills.
Von Louis was formed after Vonderau invited Lecker to compose lyrics and vocals for a song he was developing. After this first meeting, creative sparks flew and they knew they needed to create music together.
“21 Again” is their stunning debut single, which is a dreamy pop song with an intense hit of indie-rock energy, a captivating introduction to this duo’s noticeable and unique style.
This song has all the best ingredients of an epic indie-rock song; legendary guitar riffs, accentuated drumming, captivating melody, and superior rock star vocals with a dash of reverb for good measure, all contributing to an excellent track.
The song opens with an expressive and emotive soundscape of mid-tempo drums and electric guitar, creating a mesmerising atmosphere, slightly reminiscent of 90s’ rock-pop, with the noticeable modern-day style of Von Louis, that is uniquely their own.
Lecker bewitches listeners with his rocky, raspy vocals, delivering eloquently poetic lyrics such as; “and anyone who told ya, if you wish hard enough, it will all pass by, like a summer storm, right before your eyes”.
Listeners will be captivated and charmed by this duo’s emotive lyrics, passionate vocals and impeccable performance, and the beautifully memorable melody will stay with you for hours after, tempting you to return for more.
Vonderau and Lecker are self-taught musicians who grew up in the Houston, Texas area. Both artists uncovered their passion and natural gift for music and songwriting through guitar playing in their earlier years, and later on expanded their knowledge and skills to singing and producing.
Both artists enjoyed stints playing with numerous bands in high school and college. They continued working separately on various projects, until the formation of Von Louis.
For the past year, this talented duo have been creating music remotely, using voice memo’s, looped arrangements and ProTools to develop their sessions.
In late 2019, Von Louis gathered a group of their favourite musicians for a recording session of their newly composed material. Slowly they are beginning to release this music to the public.
This band’s inspiration arises from a good cigar and vintage gear, as much as it does classic rock albums. Absorbing influences from a wide spectrum from Avant-garde to classic pop, their broad musical knowledge and experience are heard in their intricate compositions, and they can easily be named as the most significant band of 2020.
If you enjoy music from artists such as The War on Drugs and Spoon, then Von Louis will fit perfectly on your playlist. Keep an eye out for their upcoming releases here:
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