Saturday, February 6, 2010
Frantik Magazine has reviewed the upcoming debut full length from Veil Veil Vanish Change In The Neon Light, due out on Metropolis Records on February 23rd. Frantik gave the album a score of 4 out of 5, and you can read their full review below...
[frantikmag.com] Some bands try so hard to envelope themselves in the embrace of darkpop but yet fail miserably while trying to do so. Not in this case. Sounding like a huge departure from their critically-acclaimed EP, Veil Veil Vanish are back with a record that is sure to stun industry ears and end up on ‘Best Of’ lists by end of year. Change In The Neon Light successfully mashes post-punk, darkpop, shoegaze, and new wave to create a deliciously dynamic record that will indeed put this band on one of the bands to watch in 2010 radar. The music sounds like the darker elements of the Cure interpolated with Interpol’s driving rhythms, darkened by Siouxsie And The Banshees and finally rounded out by the modern flair of the Kaiser Chiefs. Now if those four bands I just mentioned doesn’t tickle your pickle, then you must be from another planet. A cumulative sound of all four bands is exactly what you hear on Change In The Neon Light. Intricately layered guitars, driving bass lines, keyboard punches, pounding percussive rhythms and the heavily influenced Robert Smith style vocals amalgamate into a sound all their own. Vocalist/guitarist/keyboardist Keven Tecon might not be the main focus of the band but he definitely defines the sound and gives an awesome vocal performance. It took the band a year to write and record this record and it really shows. In that year, Veil Veil Vanish manage to incorporate smart arrangements, good songwriting, great lyrics and sweet catchy hooks that will indeed be stuck in your head for a few days or so. Ready to get down and dirty? Forward to “Anthem For A Doomed Youth,” “Exile City,” “Modern Lust,” “Pharmaceutical Party Platform,” “This Is Violet,” “Detachment” and see if you booty is still sitting in one place, actually it shouldn’t be or else you would just be one hapless bastard with no rhythm in your bones. On a quick note, this record was produced by Atom, who has worked with Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Maximo Park, hence the great production value. Change In The Neon Light will turn you into a Veil Veil Vanish fan, guaranteed. This band not only has a promising musical future ahead of them but will also create a huge buzz once this record hits the streets. So put your white shutters on, your black coat out, apply more white rain, slap on the eyeliner/guyliner, press play and lose your shit. Let’s dance!
Posted by Dan Goldin at 6:31 PM