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

Features

Pantokrator 2021

Marching Onward

After being together for a quarter of a century, they've been called Illuminati, fundamentalists, and even fascists. Now, with their first new album in seven years, 'Marching Out of Babylon,' they're honed in more than ever, a steadfast and evolved version of themselves. Andrew Voigt digs a little deeper into the Swedish band's roots, uncovers the narratives on the new release, and finds out how a little playground spat brought the band together.

By

Photo by Rebecka Gustafsson

Full Feature
The Drowned God 2021

Drowning The Sound

Andrew Voigt, a contributing writer to HM Magazine, sat down with Cody Golob, the lead vocalist and one of the original two members of The Drowned God, to discuss their as-yet-unnamed upcoming record, the inspiration behind its writing, and a mutual love for sparkling water.

By

Full Feature
Brian "Head" Welch

Love and Death and Resurrection

After an eight year hiatus, Love and Death return with 'Perfectly Preserved,' an eclectic and personal release for nu-metal icon and frontman Brian 'Head' Welch. Still at the heart of it all, the man with the dreads details his life in the spotlight after returning to Korn, the launch of a holistic recovery center, and his spearheading of an autobiographical documentary. As fresh as he's ever been at 50 years old, he's still got more to give.

By

Full Feature
All Features