Catalogue Nr. mind173
Release Date: 2010-11-05
available as Download and CD
Change in the Neon Light
|1.||Change In The Neon Light||05:27|
|2.||Anthem For A Doomed Youth||04:10|
|5.||Pharmaceutical Party Platform||03:20|
|7.||This Is Violet||04:34|
|10.||What Will You Say Tonight||04:45|
|11.||Into A New Mausoleum||03:51|
Change in the Neon Light...
Finding new music talent in the Internet age has actually not gotten much easier. Although social networking sites give us the opportunity to discover an unbelievable number of new bands, it also increases the number of new artists that we apparently “must hear absolutely”, only to fi nd them to be average or worse. So it’s great to find a new band whose exceptional talent is beyond any doubt. San Francisco’s VEIL VEIL VANISH are just such a band.
By the second track on their debut album “Change In The Neon Light”, it is clear that this is no fl y-by-night, one-hit wonder, but a capable and devoted band that just needs the right attention in the right moment to break through.This might be now.
"Change in the Neon Light“ features an attractive Hollywood diva on the cover, bathed in stagelight. Is she a person or a product? Real, or just an avatar? Authentic, or just a good actress? Does she lead the charmed life of a successful entertainer, or does her performance conceal a hidden sadness? Many of these same complementary roles and identities are refl ected in the problems of young new bands as they take the first steps to defi ne the relationship between their music and their identity.
VEIL VEIL VANISH seem to have discovered a formula for striking the perfect balance between these competing demands, for there seems to be no other explanation for the fantastic quality of their debut. The San Francisco fi ve-piece of Keven Tocon (Guitar, Vox), Amy Rosenoff (Bass), Cameron Ray (Guitar), Robert Marzio (Drums) and Justin Anastasi (Keyboards) move between songwriting styles with a certain ease that never seems fl at; Kevin Tocon’s voice displays hints of Robert Smiths or Paul Banks but inhabits a unique space of its own.
Somehow, the album manages to move between the poles of melancholy, energy, and accessibility, forming a synergy which is perhaps what truly defi nes the soon-to-be classic nature of „Change In The Neon Light“.
The German Gothic Magazine has already heard the album and proclaims: "For every post-punk, guitar wave and shoegaze fan, the tracks on this album shall be the musical highlight in 2010".
"It's a dreamy and atmospheric album that's never over-produced and trying to be something that it's not. Sure, the band may musically resemble The Cure, early The Ocean Blue ("Between Something and Nothing"), Slowdive and even The Killers is some ways, but they are no cheap imitation---in fact, they may even be destined to be greater than those bands. Veil Veil Vanish is certainly a band to keep a close eye on."
"That’s not a bad thing: the Cure’s brand of dreamy, high-atmosphere post-punk is practically a genre unto itself, and I think it’s fair to say VVV has mastered that genre’s rules – an essential move, even if rules are made to be broken. And break them they do, soaring off into some amazing new dimensions. Creating dark, dreamlike moods through dense, epic arrangements is definitely their strength… and if that’s the feeling you’re looking for, you won’t be disappointed."
"Veil Veil Vanish (a name just ridiculous enough to stick) is a surprisingly strong as a band on this debut, and it bodes well for the future. They haven’t drastically changed the recipe in creating Change in the Neon Light, but they definitely know how to cook. Their debut sets a high bar for the next course. Recommended."
"Well-structured, perfectly-written and beautifully executed, Veil Veil Vanish have come up with a rather breathtaking debut.
Believe the hype, because "Change In The Neon Light" lives up to all its promises."
- Dominion Magazine
Taken from the album “Change In The Neon Light”
Directed by Justin Coloma