The desire to put aside the trivial things in life
VHS Collection is a band from New York City known for high energy live performances and a distinct alt-rock, electronic, and disco-influenced sound. Ahead of the release of their upcoming album, ‘Night Drive‘, they have a new single about the longing for a true connection.
The band released their debut LP in November 2018 and will embark on a 24 date North American tour in 2019. Independent and self-managed from day one, VHS Collection has organically built a loyal fanbase that has led to over 100 million streams, festival performances at Lollapalooza, Austin City Limits, and Gov Ball, and sold-out shows around the country.
VHS’s three core members have played music together for most of their lives. James Bohannon and Conor Cook went to middle school together in New York City, while James went to high school with Nils Vanderlip where they started their first band.
In 2015 VHS was formed, based initially around home recordings that the band posted on Soundcloud. VHS began performing around NYC’s lower east side rock clubs, eventually selling out several shows at the Mercury Lounge that year. In 2015, they released their debut EP whose lead single “Lean” rose to #8 on the Spotify Viral charts. In 2016, VHS released Stereo Hype, which included the indie hit “Waiting on the Summer.” VHS performed at major festivals that year including Lollapalooza and ACL. The band continued to release singles and tour leading up to the release of their debut LP Retrofuturism in November 2018. VHS’s songs have also been featured in Shameless, Sunday Night Football, Love, You, and dozens of other TV shows.