Described by NPR Sound Opinions and Chicago Sun Times Rock Critic Jim DeRogatis as a rollicking, optimistic and relentlessly tuneful indie band, the Michigan City Vandals first gained notice when they donated 100% of the album profits from their first record 'Little Slice of Hell' to go toward building a Habitat for Humanity home in the state of Michigan. 18 months later, they released the 'Revolve' EP which took them on tour to regional college campuses, major Midwest cities and garnered them opening spots for Bowling for Soup, Hank III, Mute Math and the Avett Brothers. MCV returned with the release of ‘Back to Life’ and was picked by a panel that included Nirvana's Krist Novoselic to perform three shows at CBGB Fest in New York. MCV released their 4th studio album, the self titled, 'Michigan City Vandals' album and placed some of its songs on shows for HBO, The Oxygen Network, two motion pictures and used as intro music for a major cable news station. Thei The group, a collective helmed by singer, songwriter and bassist, Julee Laurent are releasing new songs consistently since Spring of 2019. No live shows are currently slated due to the COVID closures, but watch for shows and dates on our website or social media pages as soon as they are available.
"It’s hard to doubt the sincerity of the Michigan City Vandals, who proudly boast of being “post-ironic” and trumpet the slogan “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” Rollicking, optimistic and relentlessly tuneful, the Vandals' indie-pop songs take aim at Gen Y apathy and attempt to inspire it to action "