Velvet Teen, The / All Is Illusory
Album: All Is Illusory   Collection:General
Artist: Velvet Teen, The   Added:Dec 2015
Label: Topshelf Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2015-12-20 Pull Date: 2016-02-21
Week Ending: Feb 7 Jan 31 Jan 24 Jan 17 Jan 10 Jan 3
Airplays: 1 2 1 2 2 2

Recent Airplay
1. Jul 11, 2017: butterscotch memory
Eclipses
4. Jan 29, 2016: Time Traveler
The Giving In
2. Jan 31, 2017: satin fever
You Were The First
5. Jan 25, 2016: Everything A to Z week 27
Taken Over
3. Feb 05, 2016: A Visit From Drum
Eclipses
6. Jan 22, 2016: Time Traveler
The Giving In

Album Review
DJ Away
Reviewed 2015-12-14
The first album in nine years from these Santa Rosa legends straddles the band’s previous explorations of hyperkinetic pop and slowcore—quite a range. Anchored by Judah Nagler’s impressively buoyant tenor and Casey Dietz’s superhuman drumming, the band surfs gracefully from pop-punk sugar rushes to melancholy ruminations and back again. The whole thing feels optimistic and triumphant, and deservedly so: it’s a rich, vibrant comeback. FCC WARNING: 8. Favorites: 2, 4, 5, 9, 11.

1. (3:16)—Mid-tempo. Sparkling, ambling, with some complex drum patterns.
2. *(2:47)—Fast. Upbeat, fist-pumping punk.
3. (4:13)—Mid-tempo, bright, relaxed. Vocoder-ed vocals.
4. (4:51)—Mid-tempo, rocking. Hyper synth melody.
5. *(3:53)—Slow, simple piano ballad. Heart-meltingly pretty.
6. *(4:40)—Mid-tempo. Yearning, skyward, spine-tingling, heart-on-sleeve rock.
7. (3:50)—Slow, close to shoegaze in places and sinewy early 90s emo in others. Goes mostly quiet at -0:25.
8. (10:55)—FCC WARNING (f***). Very minimal beginning. Vocals enter two minutes in. Spaced out slowcore jam.
9. *(3:14)—Fast, thrashy, exuberant pop-punk, with blast beat choruses.
10. (5:20)—Mid-tempo, warm, piano-heavy.
11. *(3:18)—Mid-tempo, major key, triumphant, catchy and heavy.

Track Listing
1. Sonreo   6. The Giving In
2. Eclipses   7. Church Or State
3. The Manifest   8. Taken Over
4. Pecos   9. You Were The First
5. All Is Illusory   10. The Veil Between
  11. Gtra