Raleigh based The Veldt have released a live video titled “Oak City Session 2019” recorded live in collaboration with the City of Raleigh. Some of this music is featured on their latest EP “Thanks to the Moth and Areanna Rose” and will be performed live while on tour (with Seefeel). Formed in the late 1980s, the band created their own brand of shoegaze and progressive soul, with elements of early 4AD dream-pop more than sprinkled throughout.
The band consists of identical twins Daniel and Danny Chavis, and also includes Hayato Nakao (bass), Marvin Levi (drums) and Alex Cox (guitar).
After signing to Capitol Records in 1989, The Veldt joined Robin Guthrie for debut recordings, followed by tours with Cocteau Twins and Jesus and Mary Chain, and recording ‘Marigolds’ with Lincoln Fong (Moose, Piroshka). Their classic ‘Afrodisiac’ (1994) was produced by Ray Shulman (The Sundays, Bjork, Sugarcubes) and released via Mercury Records. While comments left on the Youtube for the fan shared video ‘Soul in a Jar’ from “Afrodisiac” suggest an underrated band, count TV On the Radio as a band inspired by them.
The Veldt has since collaborated with the aforementioned TV On The Radio, Mos Def, Lady Miss Kier (Deee-Lite), and 4AD legend A.R.Kane and shared the stage with The Pixies, Throwing Muses, Echo & The Bunnymen, Cocteau Twins, Manic Street Preachers, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Oasis, Chuck D, Living Colour, and Schooly D.
Check out the live performance below.
The Veldt just kicked off their US East coast tour with fellow pioneering shoegaze artists Swervedriver in North Carolina (Oct 18, 2019). They’re about to embark on the rest of the tour with proto 21st-century atmospheric music artists Seefeel, touring to mark just over 25 years since the release of their seminal debut album “Quique”. In addition, they’ll be touring with Your 33 Black Angels and more.
Tour dates below.
Nov 10 Montreal, QC – Bar Le Ritz (with Seefeel & Automatisme)
Nov 11 Toronto, ON – Adelaide Hall (with Seefeel)
Nov 12 Chicago, MN – Empty Bottle (with Seefeel)
Nov 15 Philadelphia, PA – Johnny Brenda’s (with Seefeel)
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