We are working on a beautiful new VBM website, that will have lot’s of new features.

Check out new Birds & Batteries video here. It’s awesome, it was created by stop motion, frame by frame.  Also be sure to check out the B&B tour dates + we have their new record on vinyl now too !
Our very own Doug Burr was the winner on a portion of the International Song Writing Competition this month, scroll to the bottom here to see.  Go Doug !

New Prids videos are coming, very soon.  If you missed the 2nd one it’s here.
We have not 1, but 2 new bands that we’ll be adding to the family.  We’ll be announcing one of them on Tues. !


2. new releases ……..

all available at www.velvetbluemusic.com or  Itunes.


BIRDS & BATTERIES ‘panorama’ cd / lp  –   B&B is hard to describe, folk-ish, but then there’s a lot of electronics, and guitar licks. “Twangy guitars strums and subtle synth sounds — a perfect fit for a band that constantly pairs the lovably old with the strikingly new.” – San Francisco Weekly

THE PRIDS ‘chronosynclastic’ cd / lp –  Anyone not love this band ?  The 12″ is on red vinyl w/ download card.  And you know Doug from Built to Spill does some guitars and vocals on it right ?  This is fuzzed out pop, maybe a bit on the dark side.  Go here to get more info on them.

DOUG BURR ‘o ye devastator’ cd / lp – Ok, how many more great records can we put out ?  Mr. Burr plays straight from the heart songs.  “Burr shares an intrinsic knowledge of song dynamics with the likes of Jeff Tweedy, and has a voice that tugs at the heart strings. Brilliant! ” – Americana UK    “Exquisitely detailed, slow and deliberate” – Paste

THE LANGLEY SISTERS ‘queen bee’ 7″ – Limited ed., on white vinyl, w/ download card.  3 lovely ladies from London who craft music that could be from 1940, really nothing short of amazing. Did we mention it was produced by Ed Harcourt ?



3. new in distro ………..

all available at www.velvetbluemusic.com

BOSQUE BROWN ‘baby’  cd / lp. –  The lp comes w/ a bonus 7″ inside too !  Coming from Texas they have that desolate kind of sound, minimal and with beautiful vocals from Mrs. Maura.

ME WITHOUT YOU  ‘it’s all crazy’ lp. – This thing is way nice ! Double lp in gatefold. You already know the band right ?



4. special ……….


Make any order over $15 at www.velvetbluemusic.com and we’ll send you a free tour poster from The Prids, Birds & Batteries, or Doug Burr.  Just type in the bands name + “free poster” in the comments section of your order. Good for all orders placed by 11/16



5. shows ……..


DOUG BURR
12/04   Denton, TX @ Hailey’s
12/17   Ft. Worth, TX @ Lola’s
12/18   Austin, TX @ The Mohawk

THE PRIDS
11/11   Ashland, OR @ The Armory w/ Built to Spill

BIRDS & BATTERIES
11/13   San Francisco, CA @ The Art Institute w/ J. Vanderslice
11/26   Los Angeles, CA @ Origami Vinyl (5pm free show)
11/26   San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
11/27   Tucson, AZ @ Cafe Passe
11/28   Alb.,NM @ Low Spirits w/ The Cave Singers
11/30   Lubbock, TX @ Bash’s Riprock
12/01   Austin, TX @ The Mohawk
12/02   Frisco, TX @ Lochrann’s
12/03   Ft. Worth, TX @ Lola’s
12/04   Denton, TX @ Hailey’s
12/05   Memphis, TN @ Bucaneer
12/08   Louisville, KY @ Zanzabar
12/09   Pittsburgh, PA @ Thunderbird Cafe
12/10   NYC, NY @ Pianos
12/11   Boston, MA @ Great Scott
03/30   Iowa City, IA @ The Mill w/ The Cave Singers

TELEGRAPH CANYON
11/17   Dallas, TX @ City Tavern
11/19   Ft. Worth, TX @ Lola’s
12/04   Denton, TX @ Hailey’s

JOY ELECTRIC
11/19   Williamsport, PA @ First Church Williamsport



6. twitter ……


Join us on twitter for more constant info. http://www.twitter.com/velvetbluemusic

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