The Van Pelt is an American Indie band, who formed in 1993 at New York University. The band released two albums, Stealing From Our Favorite Thieves and Sultans Of Sentiment, on Gern Blandsten Records in 1996 and 1997 respectively. The band featured Chris Leo (ex-Native Nod, brother of Ted) on vocals and guitar, Brian Maryansky (who later joined Jets to Brazil) on guitar, Toko Yasuda (ex-Blonde Redhead) on bass, and Neil O'Brian on drums. The band broke up in 1997, and Chris and Toko went on to form The Lapse. The band reunited in 2009, playing one show on June 20 at the Blackcat in Washington DC, with Frodus, and one show on June 21 at Kung Fu Necktie in Philadelphia, PA.