WLUR 91.5 FM Music Review Washington & Lee University, Lexington VA (Jeremy)
"The solid 5-song Songs for Birds and Bats EP will bring to mind the Mints' welcome left-of-center take on indie rock, melding elements of new wave, psych pop, and '90s alt-rock into the mix -- all with a clever, tongue-in-cheek twist to songwriting."
April 01, 2019
OKC band doubleVee gets fans seeing double with 'Ladder for the People' music video NewsOK: Brandy McDonnell
"Oklahoma City-based band doubleVee - former Starlight Mints frontman Allan Vest and producer Barb Vest - have fans seeing double with the trippy music video for their infectious new song 'Ladder for the People.'"
December 29, 2017
doubleVee Album at #4 on Evan Jarvicks' Top 20 LPs of 2017 List Cellar Door Music Group
"There is simply nothing happening anywhere in the world of music right now that is at the creative level of doubleVee, and its debut album is not only essential listening to local ears in Oklahoma, but to anyone who considers themselves a steward of experimental pop music."
December 15, 2017
OKC Artist Allin KHG Turns Unwanted Toys into Unusual Works of Art The Oklahoman, Allin's toys were used in the doubleVee video for "What You Deserve."
"The husband-and-wife musicians asked KHG to include some of his art toys in the music video for their quirky and catchy ditty "What You Deserve," one of the tracks from doubleVee’s debut concept album The Moonlit Fables of Jack The Rider, released in February. In the clip, the Vests, who co-directed with Dave Smith of Festival City Films, play a couple rescued from a burglar by their horde of creepily cute mechanical playthings."
August 29, 2017
Watch: Oklahoma City Duo doubleVee are Rescued by Creepily Cute Toys in New 'What You Deserve' Music Video BAM'S Blog, The Oklahoman
"Since bowing their debut album The Moonlit Fables of Jack The Rider in February, Oklahoma City-based indie rockers doubleVee have released a series of delightfully imaginative music videos."
July 11, 2017
doubleVee: Frucus Minus [The Flycatcher] Review Band Blurb
"There’s so much here for both hardcore music fans and casual listeners alike to enjoy – if they like to be challenged. doubleVee isn’t completely from a different universe, but they certainly want to move you out of your comfort zone a little and do so with immense skill and style."
June 20, 2017
doubleVee Drops New Single Indie Music Reviews
"Allan Vest has made enormous strides since his departure from Starlight Mints and bringing Barb Vest’s talents into play has deepened its quality and heightened the act’s overall potential. This is a single quite unlike anything else going right now and will win over any open minded listeners."
June 14, 2017
doubleVee: Frucus Minus [The Flycatcher] Review Paste Magazine
"The song will appeal to any Mints fan. The addition of Barb Vest's beautiful voice is a welcome contrast to Allan's more business-like approach. The video definitely feels like an homage to Wes Anderson. We're fans of both. So we're happy to share this video with you."
May 22, 2017
"What You Deserve" on CKUA's House Blend Playlist Alberta, Canada
"The Moonlit Fables of Jack the Rider is the name of this album, and if that alone isn’t enticement enough to have one plunder into the sonic treats contained herein, the cover art featuring a ‘Gauginesque’ character poised alongside a bicycle is sure to pique your interest."
February 09, 2017
doubleVee Releases 'Jack the Rider' Concept Album, Animated Video BAM's Blog, The Oklahoman
"doubleVee doubles down on the Tim Burton/Henry Selick vibe with the video to 'Jack the Rider.'
The Burton-esque animated video gives us our first look into Jack’s world, lusciously animated by Paul Solomons with characters based on the album's artwork by Grant Fuhst."
February 06, 2017
doubleVee: A Trippy Wander of a Concept Album Independent Clauses
"Former Starlight Mints frontman Allan Vest and producer Barb Vest are having no issues creating magic with an incredible blend of vibes that includes touches from the best of the 1980s new wave experimental revolution."
December 19, 2016
Listen: doubleVee's Unsettling Rendition of 'Silver Bells' BAM's Blog, The Oklahoman
"[doubleVee] have released a cheerfully unsettling rendition of 'Silver Bells' that sounds like it came straight out of Halloween Town. If anyone ever manages to stop-motion animate a great sequel of 'The Nightmare Before Christmas,' doubleVee's version of the holiday classic should be at the top of the soundtrack list."
November 30, 2016
doubleVee Gets Dangerous On New Single Middle of Nowhere Debut, The Oklahoman
"Think of it as a theatrical return to form for Allan Vest whose arrangements have always tickled pop sensibilities with a lush, orchestrated flair and a chance to hear Barb Vest hold her own with harmonious vocals and electronic flourishes."