“They perform in their Sunday best, often slotted into bills featuring Los Angeles' finest screamo,rock,and noise acts. Their defense? Lush folk harmonies and crystalline male/female vocals, set against a wash of banjo,guitar, piano,violin,and the occasional suitcase-based percussion kit. Meet The Well Pennies, husband and wife team Bryan and Sarah Vanderpool, who—for the record—enjoy their position as musical outsiders. "We get great responses from the most random places," laughs Sarah. "When you bring the banjo out, or the mandolin or something, they'll literally cheer when you take it out of the case. I have had that with the accordion. Really? You're cheering for the accordion? Okay! I like it!"We recently joined The Well Pennies for a meal at their favorite cheese shop. Over sandwiches, they told us about discovering that they were musical soulmates,trading life in Massachusetts for the West Coast, and why their self-titled debut EP proves that they'll always be a pop band at h”
“It always amazes me how often we find music that blows what is being pushed at us on mainstream away. “Nothing To Do” is one of those songs that that just make you love being a fan of music. One of those cross-over tracks that could easily rise on multiple charts, it just has that perfect combination of beat, hook and message that draw a crowd.... ...The duo provide an amazing combination of vocals, musicianship, music writing and emotion that is hard to find elsewhere. They are truly a hidden gem. Rating: 5/5 Stars!”
“The Well Pennies just cut an excellent EP filled with comfy lyrics and lush instrumentation. The standout for us is "All The Pretty Girls" which we are proud to say is our exclusive give away! Just click HERE to be transported to a temperate summers night in the city of your dreams. The Well Pennies are fiercely independent and have been making a splash on their own terms. With this classy EP under their belt and a show lined up at The Roxy, things are looking very promising for these guys... Their lovely voices and well executed recordings are almost as impressive as their positive outlook on life & success.”
"The Well Pennies hail from Los Angeles—not that you’d know by the pair’s sweet harmonies folk harmonies and banjo-driven tunes. Today we’re pleased to premiere “Nothing to Do,” a cut from the duo’s self-titled debut EP. Grab it above; it’s the perfect cure for that dreaded rush hour traffic."
"acoustic indie pop outfit that keeps their spry buskery songs loosely tethered to folk and Americana influences...The Well Pennies self-titled January debut EP reminds us a bit of The Weepies, Brit duo Paper Aeroplanes and even a touch of The Civil Wars and Nickel Creek, tight harmonies wrapped around a memorable folk/pop melody, songs that are less about navel-gazing introspection and more about hanging your musical hat on sharp, radio-friendly hooks."
“a refreshing folk/pop blend...a talented duo who create music that’s light, upbeat and joyous....The result is an EP that’s sound is clean, unencumbered and easy to listen to.”