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The Velvet Teen Biography

Last updated: 07/22/2010 11:00:00 AM

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THE VELVET TEEN have lived a charmed life. From Santa Rosa California, this a youthful art-pop indie trio that has been making their mark on the West Coast indie scene for the past two years. Despite the band's short existence they have already have a dozen tours under their belt, a devoted following, a four song 7" picture disc, a nine song CD-EP and their debut full-length album "Out of the Fierce Parade."
Released in March 2002, "Out of the Fierce Parade" was recorded at The Hall of Justice recording studio (where bands such as Nirvana and Sleater Kinney have recorded) in Seattle. Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla produced the recordings, assisting the band achieve their goal of a full-length record that is true to their artistic sound.

Then they toured. A lot. 2002 & 2003 has seen the band go through two van transmissions, as they have spent time on the road with Cursive, Death Cab for Cutie, The Gloria Record, Denali, Minus the Bear, These Arms Are Snakes and tons more. Also the band managed to find time to earn a HUGE Japanese following, and even tour overseas to much success.

So what's next? Well, right now it seems to be a new EP set for release in March 2004. After that, it's more touring and recording. Come Fall 2004, the band will release their second LP, scheduled to be recorded once again by Chris Walla.

Thanks to marci for submitting the biography.


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