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The Velvet Teen // Topshelf Records

We're elated to announce that we'll be releasing a new album from The Velvet Teen this summer. They're one of our favorite bands and as long-time followers of their music, this album has us the most excited of any to date — it's an incredibly dynamic album and the perfect culmination of everything this band is truly great at (which, frankly, is a lot). If you're a fan of bands on our roster like toe, Enemies, Braid, Crash of Rhinos and Prawn, then (and I can't convey this enough) you're going to love this band and this album. Can't wait for you all to hear it.

The forthcoming album is titled All Is Illusory and will be released on Tuesday, June 30, 2015. All Is Illusory marks the band's fourth album and is the long-awaited and elegant follow-up to 2006's Cum Laude! that was recorded and co-produced by Steve Choi (Rx Bandits, Peace'd Out) and Roger Camero (No Motiv, Peace'd Out). From its gorgeous, swirling electronics to its harder, angular, '90s-leaning flourishes of grunge, indie and emo, All Is Illusory is a welcome return for a band whose varied influences are still very much intact after its short silence.

If you're able to, be sure to see the band on their current west coast tour around SXSW!

  • 03.10 - Oakland, CA @ 1234 Go Records
  • 03.11 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
  • 03.12 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
  • 03.13 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
  • 03.14 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
  • 03.15 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
  • 03.19 - Austin, TX (SXSW) @ Cheer Up Charlies - Flowerbooking/AV Club Party
  • 03.19 - Austin, TX (SXSW) @ Soho Lounge - Topshelf Records Party
  • 03.20 - Austin, TX (SXSW) @ Red 7 - Brooklyn Vegan Day Party
  • 03.20 - Austin, TX (SXSW) @ Red 7 - Flowerbooking Day Party
  • 03.21 - Austin, TX (SXSW) @ The Highball - Shiner Party
  • 03.22 - Dallas, TX @ Spillover Music Festival
  • 03.24 - Denver, CO @ Moon Room
  • 03.25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
  • 03.26 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
  • 03.27 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
  • 03.28 - Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
  • 03.29 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza

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