After a twenty-five year wait, New York City cult Indie band The Van Pelt will release their first new recordings in Spring of 2023. The band’s upcoming album, titled Artisans & Merchants, will be released jointly by Spartan Records in North America, La Castanya in Europe/World, and Gringo in the UK.
The Van Pelt are clear about the fact that this is not a reunion album, but rather “vindication” for their fans. This stand-alone album will seem like an “old friend” to followers of the band and for those discovering their work, they’ll have a chance to encounter very focused songwriting.
The band’s Chris Leo shared the following reflections on their Instagram account: