The Veldt announce US tour with Phantogram!
Also supporting Modern English April 10-14
New EP “The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation”
will be released worldwide June 2nd, 2017
RALEIGH, NORTH CAROLINA / DUBLIN, IRELAND — February 14, 2017 — North Carolina based indie retail store and label, Schoolkids Records announced today the The Veldt will head out on the road to support Phantogram and Modern English in March/April. Dates are below.
THE VELDT US TOUR
Saturday, March 4th, 2017 – New York, NY Okay Space Art Exhibition w/ Schooly D & Pablo Power Info
Saturday, March 11, 2017 – Chicago, IL Riviera Theatre w/ Phantogram Tickets
Sunday, March 12, 2017 – St Paul, MN Palace Theatre w/ Phantogram Tickets
Monday, March 13, 2017 – Madison, WI Orpheum Theatre w/ Phantogram Tickets
Tuesday, March 14, 2017- Urbana, IL Canopy Club w/ Phantogram Tickets
Thursday, March 16, 2017 – Cincinnati, OH Bogarts w/ Phantogram Tickets
Friday, March 17, 2017 – Atlanta, GA The Tabernacle w/ Phantogram Tickets
Friday, March 31, 2017 – Raleigh, NC Pourhouse (Flaming Lips afterparty) Tickets
Monday, April 10, 2017 – Washington, DC Rock & Roll Hotel w/ Modern English Tickets
Tuesday, April 11, 2017 – Philadelphia , PA Johnny Brendas w/ Modern English Tickets
Thursday, April 13, 2017 – Boston, MA Brighton Music Hall w/ Modern English Tickets
Friday, April 14, 2017 – New York, NY Rough Trade w/ Modern English Tickets
The worldwide release of “The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation” EP (Schoolkids Records, June 2nd) will be The Veldt’s first new recording in fifteen years. They have collaborated with Robin Guthrie/Cocteau Twins, TV On The Radio, Mos Def, The Jesus & Mary Chain and Lady Miss Kier (Deee-Lite). They have previously shared the stage with The Pixies, Throwing Muses, Echo & The Bunnymen, Cocteau Twins, Manic Street Preachers, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Oasis and Living Colour, among others.
The band reformed in 2016 and immediately received incredible enthusiasm upon their return. Their new EP started to make the rounds with a vinyl release via Leonard Skully Records last year, resulting in significant press attention, including an outstanding feature in The Guardian (UK), who wrote “the new songs invite paradoxical praise: serenely assaultive and vertiginously soothing.” The band participated in an East coast mini-tour with The Brian Jonestown Massacre this past spring, embarked on two central Canadian tours, and continued to tour Europe last summer, in addition to playing multiple festivals in Italy, Spain, France, the UK, USA, Sweden and Denmark.
“The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation” EP
Worldwide Streetdate: 2 June 2017
Streaming / embed https://soundcloud.com/theveldtmusic/sets/the-shocking-fuzz-of-your
For review/playlisting https://soundcloud.com/theveldtmusic/sets/the-shocking-fuzz-of-your/s-twuEU
With Danny’s enveloping hooks, Daniel’s swooning falsetto… the new songs invite paradoxical praise: serenely assaultive, vertiginously soothing – Mike Doherty, The Guardian
Equal parts Jesus and Mary Chain and James Brown – NY Press
The Veldt are a unique and singular, musical proposition – authentic American soul music, without post-modern irony, without cliché. If the Velvet Underground had left the Factory and toured with STAX … They are Kane’s kissing kousins – Rudy Tambala (A.R. Kane)
Their awesome wobbly psychy guitar music and from-the-heart soulful vocals are as wonderful as ever…myself and Robin Guthrie are just 2 screaming fans – Creation Records’ Founder Joe Foster
For black artists, doing anything outside of the bubble, beyond what’s derivative of what white kids are doing, being able to express yourself honestly, is not celebrated at all. So when I heard these guys, it gave me confidence – Doc McKinney (The Weeknd, Drake, Estherio)
A reply to anyone who thinks that soul is missing from the indie-rock scene – Village Voice
FOR FANS OF: A.R. Kane, Cocteau Twins, Massive Attack, Jesus & Mary Chain, Dif Juz
- In a Quiet Room
- One Day Out of Life
- And It’s You
Schoolkids Records (the retail store) was founded in 1974 in Raleigh, NC across the street from NC State University. With three stores located in the “Triangle” region of Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC Schoolkids is one of the longest running mom & pop record stores in the country.
The store has been the destination and shopping preference for many local and national bands, many of whom either worked at the store or started selling their first albums of 7” singles at the store on consignment. Artists to get their start selling records at Schoolkids include: Ryan Adams & Whiskeytown, Superchunk, Archers of Loaf, Dave Matthews Band, The Avett Brothers, Sylvan Esso, Ben Folds, The Connells, Polvo, Athenaeum, Squirrel Nut Zippers, Megafaun, Lost in the Trees and many others. The store was also one of the first retail outlets to sell No Depression Magazine and to work directly with labels such as Merge Records, Mammoth Records, Dischord Records and Yep Roc Records.
Schoolkids is a founding member of the CIMS Coalition, the first national Coalition of Independent Music Records and has been named by both Time Magazine and The Grammys as one of the ‘top ten’ most iconic record stores in the country. Schoolkids’ owner, Stephen Judge also serves on the National Board of Directors for Music Biz (formerly known as NARM).
Schoolkids Records (the label) recently announced its name change from Second Motion Records and also the signing of Chapel Hill, NC’s Happy Abandon. This marks the second signing to the label in as many weeks. Schoolkids also recently announced the opening of a European office in Dublin, Ireland.
The label was founded in May 2008 by Stephen Judge in Chapel Hill, NC. Since then they have released over 30 albums by artists such as: Tommy Keene, Bettie Serveert, The Parson Red Heads, Marty Willson-Piper, Adam Franklin & Swervedriver, Gemma Hayes, Brian Vander Ark and many others. The label is distributed by Redeye Worldwide. In addition, Schoolkids has also previously served as a management & administrative company and worked with such artists as: Athenaeum (Atlantic Records), The Walls (Ireland), New Model Army, Daniel Lanois and Emm Gryner. Schoolkids also owns the music publication, Blurt Magazine and Blurt Online and has three retail stores in Raleigh, Durham and Chapel Hill, North Carolina.
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