Vandoliers Document 18,921 Miles On The Road To A Breakout Year In New “Rolling Out” Video, Premiering At The Boot
Vandoliers have unquestionably had a breakout year in 2017, and their new video for “Rolling Out” – premiering via The Boot - documents what covering 18,921 miles across the United States looked like for them in 2017. “Blending punk progressions, Texas country rowdiness, a touch of Western swing and a hint of Tejano-inspired horns” (The Boot), the track comes from their latest album The Native, which has won praise from outlets including Rolling Stone Country, Noisey, American Songwriter, No Depression, Wide Open Country and more.
The band toured coast-to-coast, including two stints opening for Old 97’s, and recently played the WMOT Birthday Bash at AmericanaFest in Nashville alongside acts like Aaron Lee Tasjan, Lilly Hiatt, the Texas Gentlemen and the Secret Sisters.
The “Rolling Out” video was directed by Vandoliers drummer Guyton Sanders and was shot by the band using time lapse cameras.
The band was just nominated for three awards at their hometown Dallas Observer Music Awards – “Best Country Act,” “Best Group Act” and a “Best Male Vocalist” nomination for lead singer Joshua Fleming.
Here’s what folks are saying about Vandoliers and The Native:
"Josh Fleming and company have brilliantly combined punk, country, Tejano, and rockabilly influences to create a dynamic and modern cowpunk staple."
“Sounds like: rediscovering your parents' country record collection and realizing they’d make good punk songs.”
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"The Native, a tighter, more focused album that still retains the devil-may-care spirit of the band’s debut but pushes the Texas band in a more ambitious direction."
"On The Native, the band locks into a unique blend of punk progressions and country train beats. Fiddle swirls in and out of the verses as lead singer Joshua Fleming howls with Rancid-esque intensity...When it comes down to it, nobody is quite making music that sounds like this."
"The Native, is a southern smoothie of influences, combining the raw angst of a Titus Andronicus or a Diarrhea Planet with the big brass gusto of Mariachi El Bronx."
“Fleming's gnarly howl mixes with Tejano-style trumpets and a rockabilly recklessness that's at once unique and familiar.”
“Vandoliers are the modern face of cowpunk.”
A tribute to the band's Texas homeland, The Native takes its listener through a swirl of East Dallas dive bars, Pantego pool halls, small towns, big cities, and the rolling ribbon of highway that stretches throughout the state. The band kicks up a storm of Western swing, electric blues, roadhouse rock & roll, Tejano, cowboy country, and twangy punk, saluting everyone from Bob Wills to ZZ Top in the process.