PRESS (2022 onward)
PSAudio By: Andrew Daly (June 26, 2023)
“...It's all too easy to talk about favorite albums of the last couple of years, as there have been so many, but doubleVee's Treat Her Strangely is at the top of the heap."
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.
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"
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.”
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!
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!
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."
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."
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."
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."
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.”
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."
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.
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."
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."
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."
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.”