Playing Records with John: The Yin and Yang of doubleVee
Playing Records with John (November 28, 2022)
An in-depth discussion of seven of our songs and wide-ranging conversation about our backgrounds and songwriting methods.
NEM #182: Allan and Barb Vest Together as doubleVee
Nakedly Examined Music with Mark Linsenmayer (October 14, 2022)
A deep dive into our songs "The Middle Side of Me" and "Jack the Rider" and Starlight Mints' "Submarine #3"
Treat Her Strangely Album Review
Stereo Embers Magazine by Dave Cantrell (October 5, 2022)
“Retaining the inveterate pop suss of Allan’s original band and the intuitive savvy of the duo’s 2017 debut The Moonlit Fables of Jack the Rider (though eschewing that record’s conceptual song cycle), Treat Her Strangely (released July 15th) is as zestful and crafty as all that would suggest.”
Ink 19: New Music Now with doubleVee
Ink 19 hosted by Rose Petralia (September 30, 2022)
Fun discussion about doubleVee's new album, Sarah Schachner's score for Prey, Blood's new album and more!
Treat Her Strangely Album Review
Take Effect by Tom Haugen (September 29, 2022)
Tom says the album is ‘indeed unorthodox in all the best ways.’
Zig At The Gig with Barb & Allan Vest (doubleVee)
Zig At The Gig w/ Dave Deitke (September 28, 2022)
Our gratitude to the awesome Dave Deitke of the Cleveland-based podcast Zig At the Gig for the terrific interview and wide-ranging conversation! Also available via Spotify and Apple.
The Watt from Pedro Show with Barb & Allan Vest (doubleVee)
The Watt from Pedro Show w/ Mike Watt (September 21, 2022)
Overjoyed to get to share some of our music and talk with the legendary and wonderful Mike Watt!
UnRated Magazine by Dan Locke (September 8, 2022)
Thanks a bunch to Dan Locke of UnRated Magazine for a great set of interview questions!
The Legendary Pink Dots - 'The Maria Dimension' with Allan & Barb Vest (doubleVee)
That Record Got Me High w/ Rob Elba (September 3, 2022)
Each week Rob invites guests to discuss a record that metaphorically got them high. We were very happy to get to introduce him to the music of the Dots!
Five Modern Rock Releases You Need To Hear
By Peter Lindblad, Goldmine Magazine (August 16, 2022)
"The rich, imaginative diversity of doubleVee’s fantastical ecosystem – a haven for timeless songwriting – rivals that of the Mints, making for compelling and wondrous theater."
Queen City Sounds Podcast Ep. 39: doubleVee
By Tom Murphy (August 9, 2022)
"Barb’s and Allan’s experiences jibe well together in the songwriting for doubleVee with a body of work that reveals a talent for pairing mythical storytelling with establishing a deep mood and dynamic orchestration of musical elements so that the songs are like vignettes in the story arc of each album even when the albums are not necessarily conceived as having a unified concept or aesthetic."
doubleVee Interview on Finn's Revolution Radio Show
By Finn Miller (July 26, 2022)
WUSB FM, Long Island, New York
doubleVee Interviewed about "Treat Her Strangely"
By Bob Gourley (July 23, 2022)
"The album’s nine tracks showcase a unique style that perfectly blend timeless, hook-filled songwriting with creative arrangements and production."
With Eric Fransen and Sean Skifstrom (July 23, 2022)
A discussion about "Treat Her Strangely" and more
Oklahoma DIY Indie Pop Duo doubleVee Urges 'Treat Her Strangely' on New Album
By Brandy McDonnell (July 22, 2022)
“In the decade since they formed doubleVee in 2012, the Vests have turned making music with magic and mystery into their specialty, developing a distinctive visual flair to complement their singular sound."
doubleVee Isn't Taking Any Questions
By Ron Hart (July 15, 2022)
“The new doubleVee LP, Treat Her Strangely, continues to accentuate the strength of the Vests’ sonic compatibility as they head into their 10th year as a group.”
Vinyl & Vision with doubleVee: Blonde Redhead's Melody of Certain Damaged Lemons
Hosted by James Merida (July 14, 2022)
"[Treat Her Strangely] continues where they left off on their last release...with hard driven power pop hooks, meticulously arranged orchestration, with a slight gothic twist."
Introvert Extract with Allan and Barb from doubleVee
Hosted by Brian Sek (July 14, 2022)
Radio program from Rochester, New York's WAYO FM, featuring conversation and a 90-minute playlist curated by doubleVee.
doubleVee: Treat Her Strangely
By Paul Tompkins (July 12, 2022)
“Treat Her Strangely delivers. You are not prepared for the The Middle Side Of Me, and they don't telegraph it in the slightest. Then they carry on the Baroque Pop influence into the rocker No More Nickles And Dimes. Chefs kiss, it's magnifique. [...] Saying you've left me wanting more is possibly the understatement of the century."
Premiere: Enjoy an Early Listen of doubleVee’s New Album ‘Treat Her Strangely’
V13 Media, Aaron Willschick (July 12, 2022)
“...fully indulging in the creative landscape of their minds to concoct a diverse set of songs, all offering something a little bit different in the way of influences and dynamics."
New Releases for Libraries, Rick Anderson (July 4, 2022)
“The lyrics are sharp and sometimes whimsical, and Allan's astringent lead vocals are nicely sweetened by Barbara's backing harmonies. This is one of those albums all the elements of which sound familiar, but add up to something you've never heard before."
The Big Takeover (June 23, 2022)
“Matador Bell is the second video being released from Treat Her Strangely, the new album from doubleVee."
doubleVee Add Noir Visuals to Punchy Rocker "When Dawn Comes Tonight."
Glide Magazine (May 16, 2022)
“Filmed in vintage noir fashion, the song features jagged guitar soloing atop a punchy drum beat and the duo’s shimmering harmonies hitting with rock and roll precision."
doubleVee Gears Up For July Release Of "Treat Her Strangely"
Wildfire Music + News, Hannah Means-Shannon (May 6, 2022)
babysue, S. Fievet (May 1, 2022)
“This is the band’s first album in a while, and it is yet another knock-your-socks-off experience featuring nine well-crafted melodic tracks with a difference.”