GRACE VONDERKUHN – ” Reveries ” Best Albums Of 2018

Posted: February 24, 2018 in ALBUMS, MUSIC
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Grace Vonderkuhn is a rock musician based out of Wilmington, DE. Her music combines psych and garage rock aesthetics with a sharp pop sensibility. Vonderkuhn oscillates between heavy riffs and driving melodies drawing influences from bands such as The Breeders, T-Rex, and Autolux. Since releasing her debut EP, which landed , 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 and more.

Grace Vonderkuhn can really rip it up. I heard a song of hers on All Songs Considered back in January, It wasn’t until I was going through the list of bands playing at SXSW and remembered her name. From there, a trip to YouTube confirming that yes she is something I should be listening to, her label, Egg Hunt Records,

The scrappy, fuzzed out, cathartic stompers of Grace Vonderkuhn’s “Reveries” are the type of jams that lodge themselves deep into both your head and heart while avoiding the usual garage pop clichés. Spanning longer song-form explorations as well as the usual two-to-three minute blasts, the sparky punk immediacy of tracks like, “Worry” and “Cellophane” can’t simply be outdone. Reveries is a concise release filled with fun energy and hooks-upon-hooks, firmly planting itself as an early contender for one of 2018’s first great records.

Relying on personal and relatable lyrics, simple melodies with extra dirt sprinkled on top, and a ramshackle driving guitar pushing through the mix, Grace proves that burning youthful intensity and expert pop craftsmanship go hand-in-hand, and she restates her case time-and-time again on each of these ten ‘reveries’ living up to the album’s title and delivering loads of promise. After dropping a record this solid there is surely plenty to anticipate from this mesmerizing up-and-comer.


Vonderkuhn comes from Delaware and plays a brash blend of garage and 90s alternative indie rock. but while the music is brash and a little grimy, there is a wonderful melodic feel throughout the album. Tunes like Cellophane, Worry and Bad Habits are among the best on this excellent debut album.

Reveries, Grace’s debut full length LP is out this February. 23rd on 12″ vinyl released on Egg Hunt Records,



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