Vandaveer’s sophomore effort, Divide & Conquer, touches upon similar themes found in Grace & Speed, winding timeworn themes of love & death, malice & goodwill, despair & perseverance into (mostly) four-minute vignettes.
To see D&C through, Vandaveer enlisted the assistance of longtime collaborator and producer Duane Lundy, These United States bandmates Robby Cosenza and Justin Craig, and most notably, his fair sister Rose Guerin, supplying the loveliest harmonies this side of Eden. A decidedly more produced venture, D&C offers up a flourishing chamber folk companion to Vandaveer’s bedroomy lo-fi folk/pop debut.
Released in France in April 2009 on Alter-K Records/Discograph, Divide & Conquer was hailed by the French Rolling Stone as “jarring new folk.” Rock and Folk Magazine added, “It is impossible not to be touched by the beauty of these haunting pieces.”
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