WCPO Lounge Acts: NYC synth-rock group VHS Collection talks about songwriting, breakups & dumplings

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This New York City trio rounds out Lounge Acts' Bunbury trifecta hot off the May 25 release of their synthy smooth single “So I Met Someone.”

“After a lot of dark, synth heavy disco-rock numbers, we wanted something with a different kind of energy,” VHS Collection told Billboard. “Our sound naturally evolves every few months, and we don't see any need to fight that.”

Members James Bohannon, Connor Cook and Nils Vanderlip have released two EPs since forming VHS Collection in winter 2014 and are looking forward to dropping their debut LP later this summer.

The group subscribes to a solitary confinement strategy of week-long bouts at a cabin in upstate New York to hash full songs out of the bits and pieces they’re constantly shooting back and forth digitally.

“During these sessions, the three members collaborate on every element of the song, with each member playing various instruments on the tracks. The band then weeds out the best of these home produced tracks to bring into the studio,” the group’s biography reads.

WCPO's Emmalee Smith caught up with VHS Collection after their performance at Bunbury to discuss their songwriting, breakups and their favorite dumplings.

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