new band on the label   !   !   !
Velvet Blue Music is happy to announce we have signed JAMES & EVANDER, an electronic duo from Oakland, CA. Our friends at Stereo Subversion were kind enough to offer the title track from the new ep Constellating, right here.
The 5 song ep is available now at the big digital stores or directly from us as a download.

Bio :

Nestled in the heart of Oakland are the two electronic magicians, who build music behind the knobs, switches, levers, and patch cords of the duo James & Evander. Adam Myatt and Glenn Jackson (neither of which is named James or Evander) began crafting electro sounds in the latter’s apartment while attending an art school of sorts. Since then, the pair’s sound has evolved far beyond its instrumental indietronica roots and now takes form as subdued, lush synth-pop voyages complete with sparkling melodies and melancholy vocals. Citing influences as disparate as Dntel-style techno, blissful chillwave, and contemporary pop, at this point James & Evander’s productions are truly a hybrid of their ideas.  

After releasing a slew of instrumental vinyl and locally released ep’s, J & E headed up the natural progression to add vocals, and this is what brings us to Constellating. It’s only 3 tracks accompanied by 2 remixes, but the potential is clear !  These are catchy as all get out pop songs.  The band is currently recording songs for their debut which will be out early next year and plans to spend some time out on the road this Fall.  We hope you are as excited about them as we are.

James & Evander
08/15  San Francisco, CA @ El Rio

08/21  Oakland, CA @ New Parish w/ Kissing Cousins / Mist Giant

08/25  San Francisco, CA @ Milk Bar

09/10  San Francisco, CA @ The Lab

09/17  San Francisco, CA @ Rock Make Street Festival

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