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Premiere: David Vandervelde, “Learn How to Hang” MP3

Photographer Carl Kiilsgaard
February 16, 2010

If David Vandervelde wasn't your thing before, we encourage you to check this out. It's not that it's too different from his previous material—it sometimes gets kinda glammy and sounds a lot like Fleetwood Mac on speed—but it's that this time around it's so fully realized. "Learn How to Hang" is the kind of song that can transform one of those shitty nights when you're staring into the bottom of the same beer for what seems like hours into a full on party where you stare into the bottom of a whole bunch of beers for what seems like minutes before you get another one. In other words: learn how to hang! Vandervelde is releasing this song as part of a virtual 7-inch (still trying to understand that concept) through Secretly Canadian. He's also going on tour, which we highly recommend checking out. Dates after the jump.

Download: David Vandervelde, "Learn How to Hang"

Wed April 14th Nashville, TN
thurs April 15th Chattanooga, TN JJ's Bohemia
Fri April 16th-Bloomington IN TBA (David is checking)
Sat April 16/17th Dubuque IA TBA
Sun April 18th Green Bay WI Crunchy Frog
Mon April 19th Chicago IL Empty bottle
Tues April 20th - Springfield IL Bar None
Wed April 21st Off Broadway St Louis
Thurs April 22nd Rock Island Brewing Co Rock Island IL
Fri April 23rd confirmed at Mayday's Cincinnati, OH (free show) with SUPER STUPID (Tim's band)
Sat April 24th Louisville Zanzabar

Premiere: David Vandervelde, “Learn How to Hang” MP3