The Van Pelt Release Fourth Studio Album “Artisans & Merchants”

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NYC’s The Van Pelt have unveiled the brand new video for Grid alongside their long awaited fourth studio full length, Artisans & Merchants, that is now available via Spartan Records in North America, La Castanya in Europe and Gringo Records in the UK. The band’s first studio recording in over 25 years, was recorded and mixed in Summer and Fall of 2021 by Jeff Zeigler at Uniform Recording in Philadelphia, PA, and features guest appearances by Nate Kinsella and Ted Leo among others. The Van Pelt are currently on tour in support of the album with tour dates in UK, EU and Brooklyn.

After more than two decades, The Van Pelt have returned to explore what was left behind with a new collection of songs. For lovers of The Van Pelt, listening to Artisans & Merchants is like hearing the voice of a dear friend you haven’t seen in years, a friend you used to share countless beers with over banter that went nowhere other than delivering a solid night. Your friend is older, they’ve changed. In some ways you’re worried for them, looks like they might be teetering on the brink of something. In other ways, it’s the same old them, a soul too unique to ever be altered.