The Vindys, one Ohio’s favorite bands, will release a special vinyl edition of their album Bugs this Record Store Day on Black Friday, November 25, 2022. And in honor of the release, The Vindys has released the music video for the album’s title track “Bugs,” The song, with mesmerizing and hypnotic beat, was mixed by Ryan West (Rihanna, Eminem, Jay-Z). Metaphorically “Bugs” is about the things that keep Popovec awake at night, but the video, which was directed by Pete Campbell and filmed at a private home in Canfield, OH, was inspired by her real-life experience of finding 10,000 yellow jackets behind the walls in the ceiling of her bedroom. Says Popovec, “we took this literal story and made a sort of inception-like dream within a dream music video where I fall asleep and wake up to insects (The Vindys band members) disturbing me. The video follows a spiraling wonderland into several scenes before waking up and realizing it was all a dream.”
Signed copies of the vinyl album are available for pre-order now through The Vindys website. The band will also be doing an in-store signing at Record Connection in Niles, OH November 25 at 10:00am along with a special acoustic performance.
Bugs was released last year and was named Album of The Year by The Repository saying it’s “… a record showcasing a maturing, versatile band whose musical palette encompasses everything from gritty classic rock to vintage jazz to refined pop.” Ear To The Ground says “…The Vindys are one of the tightest and talented acts on the national stage. The rockers have long produced soulful and exquisite tracks, but with their latest album, they prove to be a magnetic force of sonic mastery.”
The Youngstown, OH is led by powerhouse singer / songwriter / guitarist, Jackie Popovec who The Repository says “…uncannily evokes Amy Winehouse on the more retro songs while going full-tilt rock ‘n’ roll on the harder, moodier numbers.” WKBN-TV (CBS) calls the band “… one of the hottest acts in the area… Canfield’s Jackie Popovec — her voice is a blend of Amy Winehouse and Norah Jones.” The Beaver County Times boasts “…Popovec will grab you immediately. She sounds sweet and sultry, vulnerable and persevering.” Rounding out the band is John Anthony on lead guitar and Rick Deak on rhythm guitar. All are classically trained musicians who combine their skills, Popovec as the primary songwriter, and arrangements by the band, resulting in a depth and maturity in their music that is intricate, yet relatable. Their longtime drummer Ed Davis recently went on hiatus from the band to focus on his family, and bassist Matt Jackson will be focusing on his solo music career.
The Vindys released a series of singles ahead of their album including the title track “Bugs.” Other tracks include the tempting groove of “Want Your Heart,” the sweltering ballad “Morning Light,” and the anthemic “Are You Ready,” which was prominently featured as part of the Pittsburgh Pirates and AT&T Sports Net “Friday Night Rocks” campaign that showcased local band during Pirates broadcasts. The experience exposed the band to countless fans and have seen their Tri-State area fanbase grow tremendously.
They just played this year’s #iVoted Festival on November 8 and have been on the road playing key dates and headline shows including New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco as well as playing to over 3,00 people in Carson City, NV. They also headlined last year’s Stage 3 at Wonderstruck Music Festival alongside Portugal.The Man, Walk The Moon, AJR, and more. They’ve played Women Who Rock, Winnetka Music Festival, Three Rivers Arts Festival, WonderRoad Music Festival alongside Vampire Weekend, Bastille, Lord Huron, and more. In 2019, The Vindys played Summerfest where they won the first day of the Emerging Artist Series selected by voters on Twitter. Additionally, The Vindys have shared the stage with The Drive-By Truckers, Judah & the Lion, Hunter Hayes, Reeve Carney, and more.
And because they are a Youngstown, OH based band, The Vindys are passionate about representing their hometown. Their name pays homage to their daily newspaper, The Vindicator. Brad Savage, program director of The Summit 91.3 FM (OH), explains, “They really personify Youngstown and northeast Ohio. They’ve got depth and substance and are instantly likable. Their songs get stuck in your head after one listen.”