Trailblazing Soul-Infused Rockers, The Veldt, Unveil New Single "Angel Heart" as a Glimpse into Their 'Illuminated 1989' Album

The Veldt, a soul-infused alternative rock sensation hailing from North Carolina, is returning triumphantly with their haunting new single, "Angel Heart." This track serves as a captivating preview of their upcoming album, 'Illuminated 1989,' which includes the original recording from 1989 produced by Robin Guthrie. Surprisingly, this recording was meant to be their debut full-length release but was shelved by Capitol Records.

"Angel Heart" originated during the 'Marigolds' album sessions in 1988. Although it didn't find a place on the 'Marigolds' album, which eventually saw the light of day in 1993, it is a testament to the band's enduring artistic prowess.

Led by identical twins Daniel Chavis (vocals, guitar) and Danny Chavis (guitar), The Veldt draws inspiration from a diverse array of musical influences, encompassing the likes of Cocteau Twins, Marvin Gaye, Sun Ra, and Pharaoh Sanders. Their unique sound effortlessly blends elements of post-punk, modern hip-hop, and shoegaze, creating a seamless fusion of ethereal dreamscapes and robust song structures.

Daniel Chavis characterizes "Angel Heart" as an auditory embodiment of hope, melancholy, and the emotional journey of life. He describes it as "the stellar sound you get when you see the universe expanding. When you feel hopelessness and melancholy and, of course, alone, there's always a meandering feeling of something that lifts you up and brings you down. We feel it as we get older, but we are not alone. This is that sound."

This mesmerizing single follows their earlier releases, "The Everlasting Gobstopper" and "Aurora Borealis." The latter even boasts a cameo appearance by the renowned Elizabeth Fraser, contributing backing vocals. As a bonus, there's a B-side remix, a true gem created by The Veldt around the turn of the century.

The Veldt's groundbreaking work has garnered critical acclaim, with Pitchfork ranking their album 'Afrodisiac' among the top 50 shoegaze albums ever released. Their influence ripples through generations of alternative artists, including TV and the Radio.

The Veldt's musical journey began in churches and Southern juke joints, steeped in the sounds of gospel, Motown, and Pink Floyd. Their adventures have included touring with luminaries like Throwing Muses, Pixies, Cocteau Twins, and Jesus & Mary Chain.

"Angel Heart" is now available on major platforms like Apple Music, Spotify, and Bandcamp. As a special treat, mark your calendars for November 24 when The Veldt's highly anticipated 'Illuminated 1989' album drops in various formats, including vinyl, CD, cassette, and digital editions. You can expect this release from the esteemed Little Cloud Records and 5BC Records based in Portland.

But the excitement doesn't stop there. The Veldt is on tour, going through numerous cities from October through December. Catch them live as they grace the stage at the prestigious Levitation Festival, where they'll share the spotlight with The Dandy Warhols and The Black Angels. Additionally, they'll be making a memorable stop at Seattle's KEXP. Take the chance to experience The Veldt's visionary music in person as they continue to captivate audiences with their unique sound and enduring creativity.

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