VHS's three core members have played music together for most of their lives. James Bohannon and Conor Cook went to middle school together in New York City, while James went to high school with Nils Vanderlip where they formed their first band.
In 2014 VHS formed, based initially around home recordings which the band posted on Soundcloud. VHS began performing a live set around NYC's lower east side rock clubs, eventually selling out several headline shows at the Mercury Lounge that year.
In 2015, VHS released their debut EP. The EP's lead single "Lean" was reviewed favorably and quickly went to #8 on the Spotify Viral charts. In 2016, VHS released Stereo Hype, whose single “Waiting on the Summer” also charted on the viral charts. VHS performed sets at major festivals that year including Lollapalooza and Austin City Limits. VHS Collection songs were featured in several TV shows that year including Shameless, Sunday Night Football, and Love. The band completed its first North American Headline tour in 2017, featuring sold out shows at LA's Troubadour and NYC's Music Hall of Williamsburg. VHS’s songs have been streamed over 35 million times on Spotify. The band is recording its debut album which will be released in 2018.