The BV’s – European DIY pop band release new video and EP – Video of the Day

Since the formation of the band in 2016, The BV’s have quickly become one of Europe’s premiere indie bands (“Indie” in the anorak jangle & noise tradition). They formed when Endlich Blüte guitarist Fred Jehle moved from Germany to Falmouth, Cornwall and found himself living in a shared house with Josh Turner (Planet Jazz), where the two recorded their first LP, Speaking from a Distance (Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten).

Since that well-received (and sold out) debut, they’ve been comped by my label Girlsville, toured with the The Luxembourg Signal, and played with Flying Nun Records band The Bats.

During the dates with The Luxembourg Signal, they holed up in the studio to knock out what was slated to be a single called Interpunktion. While in the studio they set up the mics and started jamming and testing them out, and they recorded some really ace stuff that brings to mind the more sprawling improvisational work of Sonic Youth. So that little pop single turned into a 5 song 12″ that is sophisticated, tuneful, and goes from jangle to experimental, improvisational strumming and noise quite seamlessly.

The EP opens up with a stunning pop tune, but I think my favorite part of the new single is the improvisational bit, so I’m quite pleased they put together a video for one of those tracks, “B../”.

Interpunktion went into pre-sale a couple of weeks ago and it promptly sold out with the band and the label prior to it’s release date. The BV’s have an upcoming gig with The Monochrome Set in Augsburg, Germany on February 23rd, followed by a set at Madrid PopFest with BMX Bandits.

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The BV’s RECORD LABEL: Kleine Untergrund Schallplatten

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Courtney DelMar

Aside from writing about bands for 50THIRDAND3RD, CJDelMar runs the Girlsville Records imprint out of Portland, OR. Girlsville is home to bands like COACHWHIPS, HOOD RATS, TOWANDA, MR. AIRPLANE MAN, VIRVON VARVON, & THE PRISSTEENS.

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