You may recognize the name Brolly from one of our end of the year lists last year. Their EP “Hollow Home Rd” was catchy, beautiful and downright crippling. The band is back with the announcement of their follow up EP. “Wolfe” will be out on September 29 with pre-orders being available July 29 via iTunes. There is also a quick teaser video from the guys that you can check out below. Be sure to be on the look out for some west coast tour dates as well.
Joey Vannucchi grew up without electricity on 40 acres of land near Yosemite National Park in California. Therefore, he spent a lot of time playing drums and teaching himself other instruments. This lead to the formation of From Indian Lakes and the release of the band’s debut “The Man With Wooden Legs” in 2009.
After a few years of writing and touring, the band released “Able Bodies” and signed to Triple Crown Records for the release of their upcoming album later this summer.
What is your name and the instrument you play?
I am Joey Vannucchi and I sing and play whatever.
This is your first full-U.S. headlining tour. I’ve seen you post photos of rooms full of people and a lot of dates have even sold out. Were you expecting this sort of reaction?
I didn’t want to do this tour, to be completely honest, because it’s much easier to tour with a popular band and to play to their thousands of fans; play for 20 minutes and just kind of just sit around and drink and eat for three hours. But when you have a label and different people that tell you to do a headlining tour to see what your draw actually is by yourself, you say, “That sounds awful! What if nobody shows up?”
But after the first night it was sold out and then the next night it was packed and it just kept going and going, and you feel like this is so weird. I was just laughing on stage because it’s just so weird. It’s kind of cliché, but I guess sometimes for bands all of a sudden it just clicks or something. Even with the hard shows where we thought this is the night where there’s not going to be anybody there and we knew this was coming — we’re in, like, Blank-middle-of-nowhere-place — and then there’s like a hundred kids there. You’re like, “This is crazy. There’s a snow storm outside. I wouldn’t have come to this show.”
It’s been really cool for people who have been there when we played to nobody. It just sort of feels to them and to us like something just started.