Grace Vonderkuhn released her debut full length on Feb 23rd, 2018. The album, entitled Reveries, is a look inside Vonderkuhn’s waking dreams and musings, ultimately revealing her view of the ethereality of life. The honesty and intimacy of her lyrics pair with driving power pop, post punk, and surfy licks, making the freshman album a thoughtful, energetic, and unpredictable ride.
The first single, “Worry”, is an anthem for over-thinkers. It’s heavily steeped in the brand of 90’s indie rock that calls to mind the songwriting of J Mascis or Stephen Malkmus. Conceptually “Worry” is an encouragement to calm the constant analysis of everyday life, and musically, it rips.
Another song of note is “Cellophane” (scheduled for release in January), which is a dark, slow burn with a satisfying-as-hell pay off. The song chugs its way through themes of escapism and builds into a wall of sound that may just be the escape itself.
Grace Vonderkuhn is a natural born punk rocker ready to give indie music a good kick in the arse. Her music combines power punk riffs with a sharp pop sensibility. Vonderkuhn oscillates between heavy guitar and driving melodies drawing influences from bands such as The Breeders, T-Rex, and Autolux. For the past 2 years, she has been the magnetic front person of her 3-piece band, leading the charge with guitar and vocals. Since releasing her debut EP in 2015, which landed a premiere on Noisey, she and her band have been playing up and down the east coast, sharing the stage with the likes of Titus Andronicus, Lower Dens, Sheer Mag, Alice Bag, Ought and more.