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MT. ST. HELENS VIETNAM BAND To Play Mount St. Helens Aug. 15

Such an event surely was written in the stars. MT. ST. HELENS VIETNAM BAND will host a special benefit concert on August 15 at the Mount St. Helens Institute, the non-profit arm of Mount St. Helens Monument (a US Forestry site). Dollars raised at this event will go to build new exhibits within the various public observatories at the Mount St. Helens Monument, in advance of the 30th anniversary of the volcano’s eruption. As part of these pre-anniversary festivities, MSHVB will be guided by the Mount St. Helens Monument’s leading scientists to various sites throughout the monument, such as the pumice fields, and Mount St. Helens southern ridge, which was blown-off during the historic eruption. This event also marks the first time a band has ever played a volcano in the continental United States.

The concert, at Mount St. Helens’ Johnston Ridge Observatory will support development of the “Taking the Pulse of an Active Volcano” exhibit at Mount St. Helens. The event will begin with a presentation by Dr. John Bishop, a published Mount St. Helens researcher, who will discuss the changing landscape since the 1980 eruption. Tickets for this uber-special occasion are available online HERE.

MT. ST. HELENS VIETNAM BAND Featured On Daytrotter

MT. ST. HELENS VIETNAM BAND has been on a tear across North America since releasing their self-titled Dead Oceans debut later this year. On said tear, the band stopped by the Daytrotter Studios for a shred session. Hear the four-song session by clicking right HERE.

Daytrotter’s Sean Moeller said this of the band: “These are songs full of kicking and swinging, full of fight that seeks more eligible energy – a fire seeking more oxygen for a bigger pronouncement – and the smoke coming off of the towering inferno is that of something pleasant and dear despite the lacerations. “

MT. ST. HELENS VIETNAM BAND Rips A Live In-Studio Performance For KEXP

The fine young people of MT. ST. HELENS VIETNAM BAND recently stopped by their hometown’s most awesome radio station KEXP for a live-in studio session. The band brought along both their own flavor of Molly Moon’s ice cream and their insanely tight “punchy rhythms, melodic phrasing and sharp guitar shredding.” The KEXP site is offering up a hat-trick of videos from the session, and a fouth video as part of its Video of The Week podcast. Watch the video for “Who’s Asking” below.

This weekend MSHVB will play Sasquatch Festival before heading out for a full-on summer tour that includes a slot at Tennessee’s Bonnaroo Music Festival. See a full list of dates HERE.

Spin sings the praises of MT. ST. HELENS VIETNAM BAND, premieres mp3 for

A week out from the release of MT. ST. HELENS VIETNAM BAND’S self-titled, Dead Oceans debut, tastemakers of all kinds are taking note. SPIN recently showed some love for the band, premiering an mp3 for album cut “Cheer For Fate.”

Spin had some kind words to share about “Cheer For Fate”: “‘Cheer For Fate,’ one the album’s best tracks, finds bandleader Benjamin Verdoes…singing about falling in love in the springtime. The song is a melodic tangle of sounds that recall a jangly, lo-fi version of Tokyo Police Club.”

Go HERE for the full Spin article.

Find the mp3 for “Cheer For Fate” HERE.

MT. ST. HELENS VIETNAM BAND creates its own flavor of ice cream with Molly Moon’s

MT. ST. HELENS VIETNAM BAND have teamed with, er, tastemakers Molly Moon’s to create a personalized flavor of ice cream – a concoction of coconut ice cream wtih chocolate chunks and huckleberry sauce appropriately named “Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band Ice Cream.” On Thursday, the band will serve as “guest scoopers” at the Molly Moon’s location in Seattle’s Wallingford neighborhood. Then, on Friday, the band will celebrate the release of its self-titled longplayer and Dead Oceans debut (release date: March 10) at Neumo’s, joined by Say Hi and Visqueen.

In March and April, Mt. St. Helens Vietnam Band will be on the road with labelmates Bihop Allen surround some soon-to-be-legendary appearances at SXSW. Peep all the dates HERE.



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