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 in 2012 with the release of ‘Back to Life’ and was picked by a panel that included Nirvana's Krist Novoselic to perform three shows at the 2013 CBGB Fest in New York. In September 2014 MCV released their 4th studio album, the self titled, 'Michigan City Vandals' album. MCV has placed songs on shows for HBO, The Oxygen Network the film Kathy T by Cinema Concepts. Their new release, the EP, 'The Algorithms are Programming Us', is slated for release in summer of 2019. Watch for shows and dates on our website or social media pages.
"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 "