VHS Collection Release Debut Album Retrofuturism
Brooklyn based electro-rock band VHS Collection have released their debut full-length album, Retrofuturism – PRESS HERE to listen. “We are excited to be sharing our debut LP, Retrofuturism, which comes three years after the release of our first single. This album represents the end of the first chapter for our band and the start of a new one,” the band shares. “While writing Retrofuturism over the last year and a half, we’ve had the opportunity to grow a lot as songwriters and producers. Our band has also grown during this time, from playing empty bars to crowds of five people to playing some of the biggest festival stages in the world to thousands of fans. We’ve been able to do this all independently and it’s been incredible to see people from all around the world responding to our music.”
While fans have gotten a brief glimpse of VHS Collection the last few years with the release of “Waiting On The Summer,” “One,” and their latest single “Animal,” Retrofuturism gives listeners a more crystalizing look at the band’s direction and reflecting the production wizardry of Chris Zane (Passion Pit, St. Lucia) and Tony Hoffer (The Kooks, Phoenix, Beck). “We have tried on this record to capture the character of a lot of the classic records we grew up with alongside more modern sounds. While all of our productions start on our laptops in our bedrooms, we later bring in a lot of old analogue equipment into our productions to add richness and character to the record,” they explain. “The songs on this record cover a wide range of emotions, reflecting many of the ups and downs that we've experienced in the last year and a half.”
Since forming in 2015, VHS Collection - comprised of longtime friends Conor Cook, James Bohannon, and Nils Vanderlip - has garnered over 60 million streams globally with key placement on US and Global Viral Charts, NFL’s Sunday Night Football, WWE’s RAW, Younger, Shameless, and the FIFA World Cup. The trio has garnered praise from Consequence of Sound for their “beckoning, rubbery synths and a funky, disco flair” while Entertainment Weekly was enamored by their technique of "meshing elements of rock and electro.” Known for their high energy live performances, the band has made festival appearances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, Governors Ball, and Bunbury Festival in addition to traveling supporting acts such as Bloc Party and Powers. Stay tuned for more news on VHS Collection in the coming weeks.