The Velvet Teen stream ‘All Is Illusory’

The Velvet Teen stream their forthcoming album 'All Is Illusory'

Topshelf Records and Sonoma County, CA-based indie-rock band The Velvet Teen are streaming All Is Illusory via NPR, the band’s first full-length album in nine years. The album will be released on June 30, All Is Illusory is the follow-up to 2006’s Cum Laude! that was recorded and co-produced by Steve Choi (Rx Bandits, Peace’d Out) and Roger Camero (No Motiv, Peace’d Out). From its dizzying electronics to its harder, angular, ’90s-leaning flourishes of grunge, indie and emo, All Is Illusory is a the return for a band whose varied influences are still very much intact after its short silence.

The Velvet Teen officially made its touring debut on a brief Icelandic run shortly after its formation, finding founding member Judah Nagler accompanied by electronic arrangements programmed on a portable sequencer. After returning home, Nagler teamed up with former bandmate Logan Whitehurst, and together they recorded the first EP under the moniker. Josh Staples soon joined the group, and the trio recorded a wealth of material while touring North America, Canada and Japan until late 2004 when Whitehurst was diagnosed with brain cancer. Whitehurst would sadly pass from the disease in 2006. Casey Deitz filled in for Whitehurst and later joined the group permanently to help extend the band’s reach to Europe and record Cum Laude! (2006).

The present day finds The Velvet Teen signed to the San Diego, CA-based independent label Topshelf Records (Braid, The Jazz June) and preparing for the release of All Is Illusory. With the forthcoming album slated for release, The Velvet Teen will be touring North America in support of it throughout 2015. Tour dates below with more to follow.

17 – Seattle, WA – The Crocodile
18 – Portland, OR – Project Pabst
19 – Missoula, MT – Stage 112
20 – Billings, MT – The Pub Station
21 – Fargo, ND – The Aquarium
23 – Milwaukee, WI – Turner Hall
24 – Minneapolis, MN – Varsity Theater
25 – Madison, WI – High Noon Saloon
26 – Chicago, IL – Wicker Park Fest
28 – Kansas City, MO – Record Bar
29 – St. Louis, MO – Firebird
30 – Grand Rapids, MI – Pyramid Scheme
31 – Cincinnati, OH – MOTR Pub

01 – Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
02 – Pittsburgh, PA – Brillobox
03 – Washington, DC – DC9
05 – Allston, MA – Great Scott
06 – Brooklyn, NY – Knitting Factory
07 – Philadelphia, PA – The Boot & Saddle
08 – Fredericksburg, VA – St. George’s Episcopal
10 – Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
11 – Ybor City, FL – New World Brewery
12 – Orlando, FL – Will’s Pub
14 – Austin, TX – Holy Mountain
15 – Dallas, TX – Club Dada
17 – Phoenix, AZ – The Rebel Lounge
18 – San Diego, CA – Seven Grand
19 – Los Angeles, CA – The Satellite
20 – San Jose, CA – Cafe Stritch
21 – San Francisco, CA – Bottom of the Hill
22 – Petaluma, CA – Phoenix Theatre

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