Vandaveer recently released their fifth and career-defining LP, The Wild Mercury. The album’s title is an apt allusion to the musical explorations therein, fluid and bright, reaching from the traditions of Americana into modern pop soundscapes. The end result is a set of songs honest and wry, personal yet utterly relatable. It proves that solitary journeys can find deeper, more meaningful truths through collective exploration.
With poignant, everyman narratives and striking, folk-based harmonies, Vandaveer loosely fall under the Americana umbrella, but the band regularly elbow their way into wider spaces with a kaleidoscopic assortment of sounds. On The Wild Mercury, they’re stretching the genre’s fibers even further.