Members: Kyle Lucas, Neil Garrard, Patrick Postalwait & Taylor White
Vonnegutt is your girlfriend's favorite new band.
Here's an unlikely recipe: Take classic emcee skills and dope lyrics, add pop sensibility and rock energy. Stir. Sprinkle a dash of inspiration from a literary icon. What do you get?
Formed in early '07, the band has quickly built a tremendous buzz, placing in the top ranks of several unsigned band lists, drawing an ever-growing fan base, and catching the eye of several record labels (including Big Boi of Outkast's Purple Ribbon Records). Recently, their popularity earned them a spot at the Vans Warped Tour in Atlanta.
Though the band's success may seem to have come easily, Vonnegutt's two founding members had been paying their dues for years before crossing paths. Frontman/emcee Kyle Lucas was earning a name for himself in the underground hip-hop and mixtape scene. Guitarist/singer Neil Garrard was busy doing session work for some of the south's biggest names in Rap/R&B(Dungeon Family, Pastor Troy, and Kelly Rowland).
Looking to create something that fit his expansive musical tastes, Lucas decided to form an alternative hip-hop band. Garrard soon responded to his flyer at a local music shop, and after meeting they recognized their shared vision and musical chemistry.
Within months, with the help of friend and producer Michael Woodruff, the duo had created their first record, a promising marriage of rock, hip-hop, funk, and electronica. The Vice Nine EP lit up the internet with thousands of plays on Myspace and a big response from college radio with their single "Bright Eyes". Their style has been described as "refreshing" and "a unique blend of hip-hop & rock." They went on to play many shows in and around the Atlanta area earning a sizeable following.
On the heels of the spark that was the Vice Nine EP, the band has solidified its lineup with the addition of Mike Hardin on drums and Patrick Postlewait on bass. Recently Vonnegutt went back into the studio and refined their sound with producer Simon Illa. The result is their brand new ep The Appetizer EP, which is set for a fall release.
So, only one question remains...
Are you hungry?!