The Vliets – “Elephant”
There’s something incredibly special about this track that I’ve been having a hard time putting my finger on. Hailing from Dallas, TX, The Vliets (pronounced “vleets”) bring to the table a hauntingly nostalgic tune, fronted by the vocals of Ty Bohrnstedt (which may I add could be slightly comparable to silk) and backed by an ominous choir of ghosts who really bring the entire song into another dimension. You can easily hear all the key components that went into ‘Elephant’ to give it the level of atmosphere that it does. The dry organ delivers the circa 60’s revival whilst the jangly reverb of the guitar brings it to almost a “brumous surf rock.” Elephant by the Vliets is definitely a track to be played loud, and to do so, you can download the entire EP here.