Genre: Garage rock, blues, indie rock
Location: Montclair, NJ
FFO: The White Stripes, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, Twin Peaks, The Strokes, and Courtney Barnett
Tula Vera is an indie rock band based out of Montclair, New Jersey. The band is comprised of Claire Parcells on vocals and guitar, Margaret Marino on drums, Joe Jansen on bass, and Dylan Drummond on vocals and guitar.
This female-fronted four-piece group was formed in 2015, and they have made quite the name for themselves in the New Jersey DIY rock scene. Also in 2015, Tula Vera released their self-titled debut EP, which was mixed, mastered, and recorded by Don Fury. Their 90s-esque garage rock sound is expertly presented by their distorted guitars and sassy yet sensitive lead vocalist. They are currently working on a full-length album also entitled “Tula Vera,” which will include songs from their first EP as well as new original songs.
Tula Vera can often be found performing at the Meatlocker in Montclair, Boontunes in Boonton, NJ, the Scarlett Pub in New Brunswick, NJ, and other places within the DIY circuit. It is rare that these four are not playing a show every week. This up and coming band’s dedicated yet genuine and chilled out vibe continues to enchant audiences and their fans time and time again.