Twenty-four year old Londoner Tom Vek has inked a deal with Brooklyn's StarTime International for the release of his debut album, We Have Sound. Recorded completely by himself in his parents garage, the album is a genre-bending foray into the world of low-fi, high-energy, ass-shaking goodness that all the "in the know" dance/punks have been waiting for since the UK release of the "If I Had Changed My Mind" single in May of '04. Vek released We Have Sound in the UK in April of this year and has toured the UK in support of the album, assembling a band of old art school pals to transform his singular vision into one hell of an amazing live show (from what I've heard).
StarTime will release We Have Sound on October 25, but if you can't wait, a double A-sided 12" will be available at the end of August. Our buddies at the label didn't make any mention of a tour, but one can only hope. We'll keep you posted.