Velvet Blue Music . . . . Spring Update
1. news . . .
2. new releases . . .
3. shows . . .
4. special . . .
1. news . . .

Wow, things have been busy !  New Kissing Cousins ‘Unfortunate End’ will be out on 5/17 as a cd ep / 2 x 7″. You can download a track from it for free here.

Paste Magazine was kind enough to name Seryn as the 7th best song of 2011 so far ! here.  +  Seryn is gearing up for some major touring this year too.
Birds & Batteries finished up a whirlwind of shows and festivals, got picked at as the CMJ ‘spotlight artist’ here, and got some mad shout outs for their Toro Y Moi remix here.
Winter’s Fall finished their south west tour, and returned home to headline The Rumble (super cool free event ) in San Francisco.
THE PRIDS debuted their newest video at My Old Kentucky Blog, but we like the unedited version better : here.
2. new releases . . .
all available at You know you can get downloads directly from us now too . . right ?
WINTER’S FALL ‘At All Angles’  –  Post-Americana ?  Twang meets Math-rock ? People make the early Band of Horses comparison a lot.
SERYN ‘This Is Where We Are’ – Seems to be everyone’s favorite record now !  Vinyl version is super nice white, 180 gram w/ download card.
BIRDS & BATTERIES ‘Panorama’ – Folk meets electro, meets indie rock, ?  Amazing unique record.  Vinyl version has download card inside.
THE PRIDS ‘Chronosynclastic’ – Explosion of noisy, quirky pop songs. How could you not like em ?
DOUG BURR ‘O Ye Devastator’ – If you don’t have this, that’s kinda crazy. Perfect, heart-felt, dreary , catchy tracks.  Vinyl has download card inside.
Kissing Cousins ‘Unfortunate End’ out 5/17.  Download a track here.

3.  Shows . . .
We now have all the shows listed at !  Which we update all the time.
Don’t miss some super fun ones too : Kissing Cousins free vinyl release show w/ free cupcakes !   Seryn vinyl release show w/ free beer and bbq  !  Seryn w/ School of Seven Bells and Neon Indian.  Winter’s Fall w/ Birds & Batteries and Kissing Cousins all at 1 show !  Just click the link above !
4. Special . . .
Place any online order over $22 (before shipping) at by 4/17 and we’ll send you one of the below cds for FREE !  Just let us know which one in the comments section of your order.
FRANK LENZ ‘strictly background’ – In my top 10 favorite things we have ever released at VBM.  It’s great, period.
KISSING COUSINS ‘pillar of salt’ – Cause I’m so excited about their new ep ! This Richard Swift produced record is a must have.
MAP ‘think like an owner’ – Guitar driven noisy-ish pop songs. One of my favorite guitar players.


Top 25 Albums of 2020

The Top 25 Albums of 2020

When the going gets tough, artists create art. Despite a world reckoning outside our quarantined doors, musicians relentlessly created new music giving birth to genre-defining releases and, despite a year spent indoors, a marked 2020 full of passion and fervor. Here are our Top 25 albums of 2020.


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