Quickly on the heels of their successful US tour supporting Phantogram as well as the sold-out Record Store Day 7" single "Symmetry"; shoegaze legends The Veldt are back with their first new music in almost 20 years! Daniel and Danny Chavis are natives of Raleigh/ Chapel Hill, North Carolina and East Village residents for the past 28 years. They are also co-founders of the groundbreaking band The Veldt, along with drummer Marvin Levi, who lifted their band's name from a Ray Bradbury science fiction story. Musically reared in the church and juke-joints of their native southern state, the twins have been performing since they were children, listening to music that included gospel, Motown and Pink Floyd. Initially signed to Capitol Records in 1989, The Veldt embarked on a musical journey that changed their lives. Soon, they were in the studio with dream-gaze guru Robin Guthrie working on their debut Marigolds, playing American concert halls with Cocteau Twins, working with A.R. Kane, and opening for The Jesus and Mary Chain in England. The Veldt were a sensation from the start as they became a part of a movement of innovators who came of musical age at a time when rhythmic rebels were reflective, gritty and wild. Their sound inspired future generations of alternative artists, including TV On the Radio. They have shared the stage with The Pixies, Throwing Muses, Echo & The Bunnymen, Oasis, Living Colour and most recently with The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Modern English and aforementioned Phantogram.
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