The Veldt "The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation" EP Release Show, Mahogany

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The Veldt "The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation" EP Release Show, Mahogany

Fri, June 2, 2017

Doors: 10:00 pm

Mercury Lounge

New York, NY

$10.00 - $12.00

This event is 21 and over

The Veldt - (Set time: 11:00 PM)
The Veldt
Formed by identical twin brothers singer/guitarist Daniel and guitarist Danny Chavis, and rounded out by drummer Marvin Levi on drums and bassist joesph (hue) boyle, later David Burris, The Veldt quickly became the "must see attraction" of the quirky art-rock scene in Chapel Hill, NC (which also held bands like Superchunk, Polvo and Dillon Fence in its ranks). The Veldt released their first proper record, Marigold's, on Stardog/Mercury, in 1992. Marigold's was received well enough to earn the band a much more lucrative contract with Polygram Records. The result was the cult classic Afrodisiac recorded and produced in London, England with Ray Shulman (The Sugarcubes,The Sundays, etc.) at the helm. Afrodisiac's under current rumblings eventually rose to cause a storm as the band soon found themselves sharing stages with likes of Oasis, The Cocteau Twins, The Pixies, Fishbone, Corrosion Of Conformity and a host of other seminal alternative bands. After two more records, Universe Boat on Yesha Recordings and Love At First Hate on their own imprint, End Of The World Technologies, Danny left the band preceded by Burris who left the music business for a career in film in 1994 (he is currently the producer for CBS's hit show Survivor). The Veldt continued on in various incarnations until it was put to bed in 1998. After relocating to New York City, Danny and Daniel focused on their new band Apollo Heights. This time around, The Chavis brothers pushed their musical boundaries with more electronica and trip hop influenced back drops to create texture with Daniel's soulful falsetto croon. Their last recording, White Music For Black People, featured the twins and special guests Mos Def and Lady Miss Kier from Delite fame. TV On The Radio's David Sitek handled some of the production with Danny and Daniel doing the rest.
The Veldt's new EP, "The Shocking Fuzz of Your Electric Fur: The Drake Equation" will be released on 6/2/17 via Schoolkids Records worldwide.
Mahogany - (Set time: 10:00 PM)
Mahogany incorporates elements of postpunk, psych, disco, classical + electronica into futuristic, architectural, symphonic compositions. Collaborators Andrew Prinz + Jaclyn Slimm interweave vocals, dual 12-string guitars,drum machines, samplers, digital + modular synthesis with live MIDI sequencing,
performed + mixed in stereo along with video projections for a cumulative effect known as the ‘hypercube.’
Venue Information:
Mercury Lounge
217 E Houston St.
New York, NY, 10002