“Ladder for the People” is the new single from Oklahoma City, USA duo, doubleVee (yes, the V is capitalized). It’s from the release Songs for Birds and Bats, that will see it’s release next week. The song has a retro-rocking vibe that will surely bring to mind The B-52’s. But don’t get lost in the dancing and miss the message. The higher one climbs that ladder, the bigger the fall that lies ahead.
doubleVee launched in 2012 when it became clear how Allan and Barb Vest’s musical backgrounds complemented each other and how well the two worked together in the studio.
Allan was the primary songwriter, lead vocalist, and multi-instrumentalist for indie/orchestral pop band Starlight Mints, having produced and released four albums between 2000 and 2009, with legendary producer Dave Sardy co-producing the critically acclaimed debut album, The Dream that Stuff was Made Of. Major motion pictures and television series have utilized his music, with TV shows including Malcolm in the Middle, Californication, One Tree Hill and Gossip Girl and movies including Barnyard, Van Wilder 2: The Rise of Tajand The Art of Getting By. The BBC mini-series Demons effectively used “Eyes of the Night” off the 2006 album Drowaton as the series’ theme song. The Mints toured and played multiple shows with bands and artists including The White Stripes, Violent Femmes, Grandaddy, Chainsaw Kittens, Polyphonic Spree, Liz Phair, Flaming Lips and Blake Babies.