The Van Pelt

About this Artist

The Van Pelt is an American indie rock band from New York City that were active from 1993 to 1997, and have reformed briefly several times since then.

The band formed in 1993 at New York University, with Chris Leo (formerly of Native Nod and brother of Ted Leo) on vocals and guitar, David Baum on guitar, Barry London on bass, and Neil O'Brien on drums. They're often sited as one of the influential bands from the 2nd wave of emo/indie/post-hardcore in the early/mid 90s.


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Artisans & Merchants
March 17th, 2023

After twenty-five years of waiting, New York City cult indie favourites The Van Pelt have announced a March 17th release date for their upcoming fourth studio full-length, titled 'Artisans & Merchants,' which will be released jointly by Spartan Records in North America, La Castanya in