From the early 90’s, soul-powered shoegaze pioneers The Veldt were considered anything but 'mainstream' or ’easy'. They were part of a movement of innovators who came of musical age at a time when rhythmic rebels were reflective and gritty.
The sound inspired many alternative artists and led to collaborations with TV On The Radio, Mos Def and Lady Miss Kier (Deee-Lite), and have toured and played with The Pixies, Throwing Muses, Manic Street Preachers, Oasis, and most recently with The Brian Jonestown Massacre. There’s a lot you could say about the band's story, but the atmosphere they perpetuate convincingly speak for itself.
'The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur' EP marks the band's re-emergence after a notable hiatus, going down in history as one of the most memorable shoegaze comebacks in 2016, as demonstrated by their recent North American and European tours. Recent video release ’In a Quiet Room’ suggests sensuality beside sadness and beauty, with visual arts captured by long-time friend Toshikazu Kaneiwa and performance by the multitalent k.a.n.a.
"With Danny’s enveloping hooks, Daniel’s swooning falsetto... the new songs invite paradoxical praise: serenely assaultive, vertiginously soothing" – The Guardian
In early 2017, The Veldt will release new music through SonaBLAST! Records and earlier this month, Pitchfork included ’Afrodisiac' album in their top 50 shoegaze albums of all time, describing it - “the great lost American shoegaze classic, with influences from Prince to Cocteau Twins to A.R. Kane to the Jesus and Mary Chain (who contributed a remix) fused into something beautiful and unique”.
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