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The Velvet Teen


Genres: Indie

Location: Santa Rosa, CA

Stats: 228 fans / 20,247 plays / 18 plays today





4 tracks

Members: Judah Nagler, Josh Staples, Casey Deitz

View the video for "Tokyoto" here.

Recent Releases:


They say the first thing to go is your memory, and The Velvet Teen has been in a constant state of amnesia since day one. From the dazzling pop of Plus Minus Equals, to the soaring, harmony-drenched ballads and one-two uppercut rock punches of Out Of The Fierce Parade, and throughout the masterfully incisive psychemotional beauty of Elysium, The Velvet Teen has always forgotten what came before, painting new, self-rooted masterpieces with each fresh step.
Something has been brewing with The Velvet Teen.

Something is always brewing, but this time its circuitous. Computers have been freezing up; home electronics have been breaking down. Pinball machines give fashion advice and snarling dogs sing lullabies. The prodigal guitar has returned, and in the meantime, it fell in with the wrong crowd.

The Velvet Teen hits a stage like a lightning bolt, electrifying everything in its immediately charged vicinity, sending its own reversed ions back into the skies. Judah Nagler contorts himself through a hypnotic litany of rage and love, accosting both crowd and self with a wild, lilting venom. Casey Deitz erupts behind his drums, the frantic beat-making machine, thrusting the songs to hitherto unimagined planes on a full tank of unleaded insanity. Josh Staples, the tethering anchor for a zealous upward spiraling, stands formidably behind his bass as a compensating vestige of worldliness, somehow keeping it all grounded.

This comes as no surprise for a band famous not only for consistently beautiful songwriting but for habitually teetering on the brink. Now, like a fast-approaching howl from some otherworldly womb of creation, comes whatThe Velvet Teens legions of fans have come to expect: something without any frame of reference, without any echoes to the past. The bygone equations of parading through fields of serenity are over, and the circumstantial pomp of graduation is upon us, Cum Laude.



Elysium - ORDER CD

Out of the Fierce Parade - ORDER CD

Great Beast February & Comasynthesis - ORDER CD

The Velvet Teen @ Myspace


  • pixel dust said:
    when you came to bellingham, well, that was the shit. your live show turned me onto your music, and as good as that was, i found out your music was even better. sortof how all music works, but my point being, i dig you guys... HELLA> May 15
  • laurenwexstaff said:
    You guys are pretty much geniouseseseses...=] Jan 15
  • KAHUNASAN said:
    Velvet Teen can rock with the best of them.....check them out live.......yu\'ll be blown away.......great production on Elysium.......Cum Laude changed the pace a bit......but an evolving sound is what makes u diffrent from all the bands that stick to the same formula.....Definitely a treat on the Minus the Bear Tour in Fall 2006 Nov 03
  • smartsimpleton said:
    i\'m begging you to please come to the philippines. PLEASE PLEASE PLEASE. Sep 14
  • joebob4790 said:
    you finally put code red up again.. i love this song so much. please let me download it.. its the only song of yours i dont have. Aug 08
  • flypaper said:
    Counting Backwards a piece of genius. You should put it on this page... Jul 26
  • joebob4790 said:
    just pre ordered your cd today.. and got one of your shirts. Apr 08
  • fruitmagnet said:
    Add Comment here... Mar 26
  • joebob4790 said:
    when am i gonna be able to get code red onto a cd? i need to... i love the song. Feb 25

Cum Laude

Jul 21, 2006

GyzmKid EP

May 02, 2006

Out of the Fierce Parade

No release date

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