San Francisco’s VEIL VEIL VANISH will be launching a quick East Coast tour to showcase tunes from their recently released and critically-acclaimed full-length debut, Change in the Neon Light on Metropolis Records. Named as one of Radio Free Silverlake’s ‘Bands to Watch in 2010’, the band blend atmospheric darkwave-tinged rock with grand pop hooks that make for an enthralling live experience. The band is also prepping the unveiling of their new video for the single “Change in the Neon Light” which will be in the next few weeks (more info soon!).
Currently playing assorted dates on the West Coast, Veil Veil Vanish will be embarking for the East Coast, with a DJ set at NYC’s Home Sweet Home on June 16th to ease into their live shows, which begin the next day at Brooklyn’s Coco 66.
The scheduled dates are:
Jun 16 Home Sweet Home – DJ Set (New York, NY)
Jun 17 Coco 66 (Brooklyn, NY)
Jun 18 The Pill @ Great Scott (Boston, MA)
Jun 19 Polaris (Philadelphia, PA)
Jun 20 Lit Lounge (New York, NY)
A departure from their critically-acclaimed EP Into the New Mausoleum, which enveloped the band in a shimmery haze, the new album propels the band forward into new and more dynamic territory. From the intense staccato of “Modern Lust” to the plaintive shimmer of “Pharmaceutical Party Platform” to the propulsive drum front of the title track, their first full-length LP Change in the Neon Light is rife with percussive rhythms and hooks, enveloped in swaths of layered guitars. The first single “Anthem for a Doomed Youth,” is an exquisite darkpop gem that has just been released as a maxi-single via the Metropolis Records website and includes the album version, three remixes of the track and “Modern Lust.”
First making their mark with Into a New Mausoleum and performing sold-out shows with A Place to Bury Strangers, Cold Cave, No Age, Holy F*ck, Celebration, among many others, Veil Veil Vanish quickly established themselves with heavy touring, national radio play on stations such as Live 105 and Indie 103, and prime spots on SF’s NOISE POP Festivals in 2008 and 2009. Cementing themselves even further with their inclusion on The Cure tribute album Perfect as Cats alongside Bat for Lashes, Dandy Warhols and The Muslims (a.k.a. the Soft Pack) among others, the band has been building and cultivating their fanbase and winning over critics.
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“If your band traffics in ’80s-indebted post-punk, it doesn’t get much better than receiving a thumbs up from goth’s godfather. That’s what happened when local quintet Veil Veil Vanish contributed a cover of “The Upstairs Room” to the 2008 Cure tribute record Perfect As Cats. ” – SF Weekly
“Rising Rockers: San Francisco’s Veil Veil Vanish are ready for a breakout.” – Westwood One