If you’re a townie, or have at least been ‘in the know’ within the local music community over the last 10 years or so in Fort Wayne, then the name Vandolah should mean something to you. If it doesn’t and you consider yourself as someone with their finger on the local music pulse, you are sorely mistaken. Because when you see the name Vandolah, you and that hipster beard of yours should set your 20oz can of PBR down and salute. Vandolah is/are the O.G.s of local indie music. Well guess what, the O.G.s are back in town and they’ve got a seven-song e.p. called One More Minute ready to candy coat your ears with some jangly guitar rock.
For the uninitiated, Vandolah is fronted by Mark Hutchins. Yep, THAT Mark Hutchins. The guy behind 2010s classic Sleepy Furnace and 2011s bluegrass-tinged Liar’s Gift. On previous releases, like Please, Walk It Off and To The Moon, Vandolah was Hutchins, Dan Greunke and Kyle Stevenson. This time, though, Vandolah seems to be a one man show, with some piano and drum touches courtesy of Goodbyewave/Sunnydaymassacre hermit J. Hubner. And Al Gore. Yes, thanks to Al Gore and his creation, the internet, music files could be shared between midwest Republican strongholds and songs could be put together out of thin air. After much debate, hand wringing, happy thoughts, sad reflection and finally cathartic release we have a mid-year blessing in One More Minute.