Put the rumors to rest The Vettes is, in fact, a family band, but don’t be fooled, they don’t line-dance and their father did not lock them in the attic with the instruments as children. Rachel , Todd, Chad, Brian, and Mitch Vette collectively known as The Vettes are all siblings with Mitch being “adopted” into the family as an honorary brother in 2005, a few months after he joined the band. They began performing together in their teens and early 20s as each sibling was individually enlightened with a passion for music within the same year.
With influences ranging from one-hit wonders of the 80’s like A-ha and Flock of Seagulls to cult favorites Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Oasis, and Elastica, The Vettes is the first new wave/alternative/ rock outfit to come about in some time that actually makes you miss and appreciate the 80’s. The video for new single “Textual” is a colorful, quirky, and nonsensical reinterpretation of 80’s educational films and TV shows, directed by acclaimed director Israel Anthem (Mutemath “Control,” Shiny Toy Guns “Ricochet!”). Since 2005, The Vettes have been making a mark on the scene of their hometown, New Orleans, LA and the U.S. Their full-length album, PLASTICVILLE, was released in 2010. Expect new tracks from The Vettes in early 2013.