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John Vanderslice (born May 22, 1967 in Gainesville, Florida) is an American musician, formerly of mk Ultra but now performing with his own band.

After mk Ultra broke up in 1999, Vanderslice wasted little time building a solo reputation. In 2000, he gained national media attention over his single Bill Gates Must Die after concocting an elaborate hoax in which Microsoft supposedly threatened legal action over supposed trademark violations (the disc had a similar etching to a Windows installation disc… read more

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  • Avatar for garrettnelson
    Dagger Beach is wonderful— sounds like a synthesis of all JV's previous albums.
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    Dagger Beach is pretty great. It took a few listens but I definitely like it a lot right now.
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    I can't wait to hear both DAGGER BEACH and his cover of DIAMOND DOGS! May can't come fast enough! For those who aren't aware, you can pledge/preorder here:
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    i'm also listening to emerald city and you can even hear that "electronic garbage" on that record, js :)
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    hm... i'm a huge fangirl and romanian names is, if not my favorite, the record of his i've listened to the most. i just love the atmosphere.
  • Avatar for apathic
    @jenhavu - Frankly, I'm disappointed by everything that falls short of Cellar Door, but that's not very fair of me :P
  • Avatar for jengavu
    As a massive JV fanboy who's worked his merch table multiple times, it pains me to say he peaked with Pixel & Emerald. Romanian Names was so-so and White Wilderness was huge letdown. Still, he dominates my heart. I just hope he takes a few steps back towards rock and further from electronic garbage.
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    Better yet, he'd known it before you even posted. See you in Berlin, hopefully, John, but you already know.

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