Legendary Alternative Soul-Rockers The Veldt to Release New EP & Tour Central Canada

The Veldt’s The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur will be released via UK label 
Leonard Skully Records on April 8, 2016

With Danny’s enveloping hooks, Daniel’s swooning falsetto… the new songs invite paradoxical praise: serenely assaultive, vertiginously soothing – Mike Doherty, The Guardian

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

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Identical twins Daniel and Danny Chavis may originally hail from Raleigh/ Chapel Hill, North Carolina, but they have been East Village residents for the past 28 years. They are also co-founders of the groundbreaking band The Veldt, who lifted their band’s name from a Ray Bradbury science fiction story. Musically reared in the church and juke-joints of their native southern state, the twins have been performing since they were children, listening to music that included gospel, Motown and Pink Floyd. They now make music, together with bassist/programmer Hayato Nakao, returning to their roots with the release of The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation Mixtape EP.  The album releases on April 8 and to celebrate, the band is doing a whirlwind tour of Central Canada (see tour dates below)

The first single is the emotionally wrought Sanctified, a ballad that perfectly captures the lush sound of Danny’s screeching guitars and decibel-breaking distortion, along with Daniel’s soulful wail and Hayato Nakao’s deep bass grooves and guitar feedback, the track serves as the perfect re-introduction to this dynamic band. The title The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur was borrowed from an E.E. Cummings poem. Its raging sound was influenced equally by the emotional soul of Marvin Gaye, free jazz warriors Sun Ra and Pharaoh Sanders, various Drake hip-hop tracks, and their own fertile electric imagination.

Watch the Ed Marshall Directed Video for ‘Sanctified’:


Apart from Robin Guthrie and A.R. Kane, who produced ‘And It’s You’ from this EP, they have collaborated with TV On The Radio, Mos Def and Lady Miss Kier (Deee-Lite), and have shared the stage with My Bloody Valentine, The Pixies, Echo & The Bunnymen, Cocteau Twins, My Bloody Valentine, Manic Street Preachers, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Oasis, Living Colour and TV on the Radio, among others.


The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur serves to mark the band’s re-emergence and will be followed by another full album of material on their Resurrection Hymns LP later this year (via SonaBLAST! Records). Indeed, for these veteran musicians and passionate noise technicians, this newest EP marks a new beginning. The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur will be released via UK label Leonard Skully Records on April 8, 2016.


The Veldt will be touring central Canada and North Carolina in early to mid-April and also will be opening for The Brian Jonestown Massacre for various east coast dates during their forthcoming U.S. tour in May.



TRACK LIST:
1. Sanctified
2. In a Quiet Room
3. Token
4. One Day Out of Life
5. And It’s You


All tracks performed, recorded, and mixed by The Veldt – Danny C. Chavis, Daniel Chavis, Hayato Nakao
Tracks 1,2,4,5 written by The Veldt – Danny C. Chavis, Daniel Chavis, Hayato Nakao
Track 3 written by Daniel Chavis, Calvin Nivens
Tracks 1,2,3,4,5 – Vocals and lyrics by Daniel Chavis
Tracks 1,4  Additional vocals by Marie Cochrane
Tracks 2, 4 Additional guitar by Andrew Prinz
Tracks 1-4 Produced by The Veldt – Danny C. Chavis, Daniel Chavis, Hayato Nakao
Track 5  Produced by Rudy Tambala / A.R. Kane
Tracks 2, 3, 4 Mastered at Engine Room Audio NYC by Mark Christiansen and Jeet Suresh Paul
Tracks 1, 5 mastered by Alexander Kretov at Ummagma Studio
Cover artwork by Andrew Prinz and Danny Chavis

LIVE DATES:
03/25 New York City – Private session (for Huffington Post)
04/01 London, ON – CHRW 94.9 FM In-Session
04/01 London, ON – 765 Old East Bar & Grill
04/02 London, ON – CHRW Saturday Morning with Howie Zowie
04/03 Toronto, ON – Silver Dollar Room
04/06 Peterborough, ON – Red Dog Tavern
04/07 Montreal, QC – Barfly
04/08 Ottawa, ON – Zaphod’s Ottawa
04/11 Raleigh/Chapel Hill, NC – Cat’s Cradle
05/06 Philadelphia – Union Transfer (with Brian Jonestown Massacre)
05/07 Boston – Paradise Rock Club (with Brian Jonestown Massacre)
05/09 New York City – Webster Hall (with Brian Jonestown Massacre)


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