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Michigan City Vandals / Press

“It’s hard to doubt the sincerity of the Michigan City Vandals, who proudly boast of being “post-ironic” and trumpet the slogan “The opposite of love is not hate, it’s indifference.” Rollicking, optimistic and relentlessly tuneful, the Vandals' indie-pop songs take aim at Gen Y apathy and attempt to inspire it to action”

“The Michigan City Vandals, formed a little more than two years ago, plays "crunk surf melodic music" with an infectious sound similar to Veruca Salt or a harder version of Pretty Girls Make Graves. It's Laurent's presence -- strong, effusive and magnetic -- that commands attention in the band's music and even on the phone.The singer oozes charisma and most importantly, perspective.”

“The band presents a dark pop-rock sound reminiscent of the indie rock from the early '90s and artists such as Juliana Hatfield, The Breeders and Throwing Muses. Laurent sings with a sincere sense of desperation in her voice, to be sure, but her delivery also contains a measure of glee in its energy that borders on absurdist humor.”

“The naivety of Julee Laurent may have gotten the better of her, but it's not slowing her down much. Laurent's menacing vocals with lyrics about her annoyance with the country's obsession with fame, a few choice words for pharmaceutical companies show her desire to "unite and move people forward."”

John Liberty - Kalamazoo Gazette

“Up next was the Michigan City Vandals, a 3-piece band that definitely had some chops. Especially their singer/bassist Julee Laurent. They did all originals ...and you know I love a girl who can rock, and Julee most certainly did.”