Sun, Sep 04|
Erik Blood, The Veldt and bloococoon
The Veldt are a Soul-shoegaze-alternative rock band from Raleigh & NYC formed in 1986. Presale ticket link below
Time & Location
Sep 04, 2022, 8:00 PM
Seattle, 429 Eastlake Ave E, Seattle, WA 98109, USA
About The Event
Presale ticket link is here. $15 Adv $20 at door
On the trail of their successful Record Store Day 7” single ‘Symmetry / Slow Grind’, Raleigh-based Schoolkids Records have announced the coming release of The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation Mixtape EP by alternative soul and shoegaze pioneers The Veldt. The four-piece will also be heading out on tour in the USA in support ofthis release.
Identical twins Daniel and Danny Chavis and drummer Marvin Levi originally hail from Raleigh/ Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but the brothers have been East Village residents for the past 29 years. Bassist/programmer Hayato Nakao, originally from Japan, hooked up with the Chavis brothers while living in New York.
Lifting their band’s name from a Ray Bradbury science fiction story, their own life stories have also been quite fantastic. After signing to Capitol Records in 1989, The Veldt were soon in the studio with dream-gaze guru Robin Guthrie working on their initial recordings, playing American concert halls with Cocteau Twins and The Jesus and Mary Chain, and recording ‘Marigolds’ with Lincoln Fong (Moose). Not long after, they would record their classic ‘Afrodisiac’ (1994), produced by Ray Shulman (The Sundays, Bjork, Sugarcubes)and released via Mercury Records.
Erik Blood creates music that lives in the magic hour. His production is a nuanced secret told only to his co-conspirators (Shabazz Palaces, Moondoggies, THEESatisfaction most notably). After two albums and a film score, Blood is delving further inward, into the dream, and returning with tales and melodies that evoke the warmth between two bodies and the dizziness of love, sex, or other substances