Indie Heroes the Vaselines (Finally) Play the States
Only one date left for US fans to see Scottish group that was Cobain's fave
By Paul Stinson,  Newser User
Posted Jul 11, 2008 6:16 PM CDT

(Newser) – Known stateside as Kurt Cobain’s favorite band, Scottish rockers the Vaselines finally made their US debut Wednesday—18 years after their only release. To a small, adoring, and cultish crowd, the show was “the second coming of Jesus, John Lennon, and Ian Curtis, all at once," writes Marlow Riley in a Radar review of one of the group's three US club dates.

Backed by members of Belle & Sebastian, their "lazy mix of warped indie-folk, Velvet Underground-inspired garage rock, and one brilliantly emasculating dance-pop song" was as good as it was in the '90s. "Like the original incarnation of the Vaselines, it was a brief explosion of sharp, slacker melody that will be remembered forever.” The Vaselines finish up the brief visit at a festival tomorrow in Redmond, Wash.