The Artist Formally Known As Vince releases new single “Luck”

“Luck” The Artist Formally Known As Vince Band, Single Series Vol. 2, wherein TAFKAVince band records a single in a city, studio or with a person who has been an influence.

“For Vol. 2 we chose the great city of Chicago. That might seem like an unlikely choice as it is our hometown, but Chicago is a huge influence on what we do and who we are. Surprisingly it is also the first time we have recorded in Chicago since our 2002 album “At Last”. We took a guerrilla approach this time. We decided to try to get a single out as fast as possible. A call to our friend Anthony Maietta and within a few days we were in his Old Coachie studio for 2 quick nights to knock out the song.”

Art by D. Elia being created over the same few days. All immediately shipped off to be pressed. The digital single hits stores and streaming services on Nov. 3 with a flexidisc postcard to be released a soon thereafter.


The Artist Formally Known As Vince Band “NYC” 7″

tafkav_NYCA brand new 7″ for Chicago based The ARTIST FORMALLY KNOWN AS VINCE BAND! 2 songs produced by Ivan Julian of RICHARD HELL & The VOIDOIDS on New York’s Lower East Side.
Both male and female vocals always work well for The ARTIST FORMALLY KNOWN AS VINCE BAND, “Chaperone” is a cool 70s punk rock’n’roll song, and “Hold Tight” is a catchy tune reminding of The HEARTBREAKERS and The RAMONES. This 7″ really has that raw, dirty sound of 70s/80s New York, the one that makes you want to write LAMF all around. This 7″ is the first one of a single series by the band, great start!/Laurent C.

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The Artist Formally Known As Vince Band “On Display”

Good to see that The Artist Formally Known As Vince is back, though this band from Chicago never stopped rocking.
12 new songs with lots of 60s and 70s influences (“Lapdog”, “Light”, “She’s a Disaster”…) wrapped in glitter. The fact that both male and female vocals work together reinforces the melodic side of the songs. The RAMONES sometimes meet early bubblegum pop in “Laser Beam Precision” or “Falling” and the B-52’s turn to early NYC punk rockers in “O” and “Wreck”.
A good record to listen to in these days of easily overproduced stuff, but I’m sure that seeing the band live must be even better!/Laurent C.