NPR Music “First Listen” Streams The Velvet Teen’s ‘All Is Illusory’

NPR MUSIC “FIRST LISTEN” PREMIERES FIRST ALBUM IN NINE YEARS FROM
THE VELVET TEEN TITLED ALL IS ILLUSORY

NORTH AMERICAN HEADLINING TOUR ANNOUNCED

ALL IS ILLUSORY AVAILABLE IN STORES AND ONLINE NEXT WEEK
 VIA TOPSHELF RECORDS ON TUESDAY, JUNE 30

“The Velvet Teen has always had a flair for the sonically dramatic. On the band’s first album in nine years, there’s a euphoric energy that never really lets go.” – NPR Music

“…moves along with a light but confident energy, like a less chest-beating
 incarnation of early U2.” – SPIN

“Though there’s nothing dated about these new singles, The Velvet Teen have held onto their mid-2000s indie swagger in the form of Judah Nagler’s distinct, emotive voice.” – Stereogum

LISTEN: ALL IS ILLUSORY (IN FULL)
via NPR Music “First Listen”

Topshelf Records and Sonoma County, CA-based indie-rock band The Velvet Teen are proud to present the full stream of All Is Illusory, the band’s first full-length album in nine years. Premiering now via NPR MusicFirst Listen” and being released next week on Tuesday, June 30, All Is Illusoryis the long-awaited and elegant follow-up to 2006’s Cum Laude! that was recorded and co-produced bySteve Choi (Rx Bandits, Peace’d Out) and Roger Camero (No Motiv, Peace’d Out). From its gorgeous, dizzying electronics to its harder, angular, ’90s-leaning flourishes of grunge, indie and emo,All Is Illusory is a welcome return for a band whose varied influences are still very much intact after its short silence. Check out All Is Illusory in its entirety over at NPR Music “First Listen” HERE.

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Photo: Sara Sanger

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.

JULY
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

AUGUST
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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