NEW SHOW: WITH SEAN BONES AND BOYTOY

CHAMPAGNE IN A JELLY JAR

HAPPY NEW YEAR!

We’ve almost hit our one-year mark as a band, and it is imperative that we say thank you to all the wonderful people and bands that have supported us. On a personal level, this year has proved to be an extremely challenging one, and all this love coming from so many different quarters has left us humbled, grateful, and inspired. Right now we’re hard at work on our 2013 releases.

Special thanks to Michael Marotta, Hilary Hughes, Jinsen Liu, Richard Bouchard, Allston Pudding, Anngelle Wood, Pammeke van der Feest, WZBC Flyweight, Daykamp Music, Foundwaves, Mike Bishop, Chris Leo Palermino, Shanda Boyett, and everyone that took a chance on our music.

And of course, thank you to all the talented bands that we’ve connected and played with this year. Go listen to all them, right now.

The Field Effect
Soft Pyramids
Quiet Loudly
Bent Shapes
The Suicide Dolls
The New Highway Hymnal
Future Carnivores
The Milling Gowns
Michael J. Epstein Memorial Library
Tallahassee
Cask Mouse
The Rationales
Plumerai
The Migs
Endless Wave
Sinnet
The Dying Falls
Luff
Freddy Hall & the Best Intentions
Travels
Poor Everybody

…and of course, the amazing and wonderful Dum Dum Girls!!!

Q&A WITH THE BOSTON PHOENIX – ON THE DOWNLOAD

The Boston Phoenix was nice enough to ask us about the fluxus-inspired packaging we created for the Skeleton House / Rose Wave 7″ Single.

Read the Q&A and check out the great photos they took!

SKELETON HOUSE PREMIERE – PASTE MAGAZINE

Giant thanks to Paste Magazine for premiering our new single, Skeleton House, today. Listen to the track and read the review by Hilary Hughes right now.

ROSE WAVE PREMIERE

Check out Rose Wave from our new 7″ single, courtesy of the awesome people at Allston Pudding.

PRE-ORDER YOUR COPY OF SKELETON HOUSE / ROSE WAVE NOW

Pre-orders are open for our new 7″ single, Skeleton House / Rose Wave, coming out in a week or so. Get there first by ordering right now!

The vinyl comes in a handmade, Fluxus-inspired kit including talismans, poems, and instructions for entering the Skeleton House, which the band imagines as a repository for a person’s dreams and a place to exorcise demons.

Pre-order includes digital album in your choice of MP3 320, FLAC, or other formats. A link to the download will be emailed to you the moment it’s released.

DAYKAMP MUSIC REVIEW

Nice words from the lovely peeps at Daykamp Music.

“When I caught Velah at TT’s last month, I was impressed with how well-formed the young band’s sound was. I knew their lineage. I appreciate the work the band’s members did in Static Of The Gods and The Acre. I had high hopes. I also know a band’s early work can be a bit disjointed as they find their legs. Black Olympia flies that notion out the window on a breeze of shimmering guitars.

“Wanderlust” opens this EP with an elevated level of urgency. The immediacy of the song defies the shoegaze tag that is often placed on the band. We’re introduced to the vocal interplay, intertwining guitar parts and clockwork drumming that will define these recordings. Each song steps out from there. The chorus to “Calm Down” is pure pop. The EP’s title track is majestic. “Glass Heart” threatens to drown in its own delay-soaked layers before breaking the surface in a triumphant crescendo. It all works. Let’s see where Velah goes next.”

SKELETON HOUSE / ROSE WAVE RECORD RELEASE

Our late summer single will be born in style with an official coming out party at the Pill on August 24th.

Admission is a steal at just $5 to check out a special Velah set and attend Boston’s very best modern indie dance party.

DAYKAMP MUSIC PHOTOS

Daykamp Music posted these images from our last show…check ‘em out.

“While some bands take years to settle into their sound, Velah seem to have emerged with a fully formed musical identity. Will they evolve over time? That’s an exciting inevitability for a unit that is so in tune with each other.”

T-SHIRT EP PACKAGE

Did you know you can pick up a copy of BLACK OLYMPIA and a very-Velah t-shirt for only $12??
Yep, you can do that right now.