Related Information for Van Pelt The Van Pelt is an American indie rock band from New York, United States.Formed in 1993 at New York University featuring Chris Leo (formerly of Native Nod and brother of Ted Leo) on vocals and guitar, Brian Maryansky on guitar, Toko Yasuda (formerly of Blonde Redhead) on bass, and Neil O'Brien on drums. Yasuda left the band in 1996 and was replaced by new bassist Sean Greene for the remainder of their existence. The band released two albums: Stealing from Our Favorite Thieves and Sul.. read more