The Vaccines Unveil “Discount De Kooning (Last One Standing)”

The Vaccines Unveil "Discount De Kooning (Last One Standing)"

London-based indie rockers The Vaccines have unveiled their new single “Discount De Kooning (Last One Standing)“ and its accompanying video.

The song, “a technicolor lament on the struggle to find value within ourselves,” features on their brand new album ‘Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations‘, out today, January 12 via Thirty Tigers. Buy it here.

This album is the epitome of what The Vaccines do best: 60’s-inspired classicist guitar pop filtered through a new wave lens, with equal parts euphoria and melancholy. Titled after a misremembered lyric in Don McLean’s “American Pie,” Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations illustrates the disillusionment that comes when expectations, dreams and reality don’t quite meet. Though the album is ultimately about reconciling with that loss, these 10 songs packed with hooks and melodies and pop smarts are also filled with gratitude for the people and places we once loved. 

Watch/listen below.

The Vaccines “Discount De Kooning (Last One Standing)”

Pick-Up Full of Pink Carnations Tracklist

  1. Sometimes, I Swear
  2. Heartbreak Kid
  3. Lunar Eclipse
  4. Discount De Kooning (Last One Standing)
  5. Primitive Man
  6. Sunkissed
  7. Another Nightmare
  8. Love To Walk Away
  9. The Dreamer
  10. Anonymous in Los Feliz
The Vaccines 2024 US Tour Dates with The Kooks

29 Feb – Atlanta, GA @ Tabernacle
1 Mar – Asheville, NC @ Orange Peel
2 Mar – Columbus, OH @ Newport Music Hall
4 Mar – Toronto, ON @ QET History
5 Mar – Montreal, QB @ Mtelus
6 Mar – Albany, NY @ Empire
8 Mar – Boston, MA @ MGM Fenway
9 Mar – Philadelphia, PA @ Fillmore
11 Mar – New York, NY @ Terminal 5
13 Mar – Washington DC @ Anthem
15 Mar – Chicago, IL @ Riviera
16 Mar – Minneapolis, MN @ Filmore
18 Mar – Denver, CO @ The Fillmore
19 Mar – Salt Lake City, UT @ Union
21 Mar – Los Angeles, CA @ Palladium
22 Mar – San Francisco, CA @ Fox Theatre

Photo Credit: Wrenne Evans