April 15, 2007


The band that released my favourite record last year and will release one of my favourites this year is the time shifting band, The Veils. With their sophomore effort, Nux Vomica, coming out in North America April 24th, the record which Europe has known for months and months (the band is based in London), will be reborn and the band will begin it's push to get it heard by new ears. Check the tour dates and get your tickets because this is the type of band that won't, I repeat, won't, be on the indie hipster radar. There's just much too much posturing and falseness in some of the young bands that scream outta the 'indie hipster hive' with an overpowering buzz for me to believe that The Veils' romantic and passionate sound would appeal to your average indie beekeeper. To paraphrase Muhammad Ali, The Veils 'sting like a butterfly and move like a bee'. I'm not sure if that makes sense, but it feels right to me.

Here's what the band sounds like live and below are the tour dates. Oh yeah, the band's leader, Finn Andrews, will be featured soon in an exclusive interview with +Sixeyes.

These mp3s are from a Black Session [#251] done for French radio, you hear the announcer at the beginning and/or end of some songs, but the quality is quite good and the performance should get you out the door to buy tickets. And these, save for the cover of course, are songs found on Nux Vomica.

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jesus for the jugular [mp3]
under the folding branches [mp3]
a birthday present [mp3]
state trooper (bruce springsteen cover) [mp3]
nux vomica [mp3]

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Oh, I should add that you can check out the ad in the left sidebar which features The Veils and offers an mp3 from Nux Vomica.

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25th: Islington Academy, London, UK

2nd: Mezz, Breda, The Netherlands
3rd: Doornrosje, Nijmegen, The Netherlands
4th: Melkweg, Amsterdam, The Netherlands
5th: Bevrijdingsfestival, Groningen, The Netherlands
6th: Rotown, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
14th: Anciennes Belgique, Brussels, Belgium

7th: Mercury Lounge, New York City, NY, USA
8th: Union Hall, Brooklyn, NY, USA
9th: Great Scott, Boston, Massachusetts, USA
11th: DC9, Washington DC, USA
12th: The Khyber, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
14th: El Mocambo, Toronto, Canada
15th: Shelter 16, Detroit, Michigan, USA
17th: Empty Bottle, Chicago, Illinois, USA
18th: 7th Street Entry, Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA
19th: Grand Emporium, Kansas City, Missouri, USA
21st: Larimer Lounge, Denver, Colorado, USA
24th: Plaza Club, Vancouver, Canada
25th: Crocodile Club, Seattle, Washington, USA
26th: Doug Fir, Portland, Oregon, USA
28th: Cafe Du Nord, San Francisco, California, USA
29th: Spaceland, Los Angeles, California, USA

1 comment:

  1. wow, cool! finally get to see them live. thanks for posting the dates. :)