We are thrilled to add MrENC to the VBM family ! Front man of the band Eric Collins is no stranger to the label as he was also involved with past releases from Denison Marrs and The Party People. MrENC delivers guitar driven, noisey jamz. Their new EP ‘On And On And On’ will be out in April.
Leem of Earth will release their follow up to Chapter One, which is of course titled Chapter Two on 02/08 ! It’s 3 tracks that provide a new take on 90’s nostalgia. For fans of The Innocence Mission, Radiohead, Sunny Day, Belly, etc.
The new single from Doug Burr is out. It’s the beautiful, dare we say pop track ‘3356 Romeo’ backed with the pensive ‘You’re A Train’. Both tracks were recorded at Echo Lab in Denton, TX and were produced by Matt Pence. It’s available digitally everywhere or get a physical copy of it here.
Also check out a live performance of the song at KXT here.
Isla Invisible is a NYC trio that will release their debut EP with us on 9/28. We are thrilled to be working with them !
The band cites influences from Portishead, Cocteau Twins, Smog, and Stereolab. Their sound is a perceptive nod to the past and an intriguing look into the future.
It is with the heaviest of hearts I share the news that Richard Swift has left this life behind. My heart aches for his family and friends.
March 16, 1977 – July 3, 2018
We are thrilled to re-release the bands debut record on vinyl. This is a special 25th Anniversary Edition on 180 gram vinyl. This record has been placed in the top 30 most influential shoegaze releases by Consequence of Sound and Pitchfork. We also have some combo packages available with shirts, posters, and pins. Check them out here.
NPR was kind enough to debut the new track ‘Anybody Else’ from Fine China. Read about them, and here the track here.
Fine China returns ! We are beyond excited to be releasing the new Fine China 7″ single and full length. Please read more below.
Fine China was formed in Phoenix in 1997. Soon after, they released their first 2 EP’s and a 7″ on So Cal indie label Velvet Blue Music. The band went on to tour extensively and to release 3 additional full length records on various labels until 2005. The most recent release, The Jaws of Life, received wide critical nods, and TV show placements.
In December of 2016 Jaws was re-issued on 12″ vinyl with a newly recorded bonus track (to coincide with a 10 year reunion show). Fine China has always been a guitar-driven, pop band at heart, and the new track did not disappoint. It was met with lots of applause and the vinyl quickly sold out.
Now twelve years after their last album, Fine China is back home with a full length recording for Velvet Blue Music, exactly twenty years after their first recordings for the same label! This new batch of songs was recorded in songwriter Rob Withem’s studio over the past year, and will be mixed by Bob Hoag, the band’s longtime producer and engineer, at Flying Blanket Recording in Mesa, AZ. The new full length, entitled Not Thrilled, is set for release on 2/23/18 and will contain 11 new new tracks, preceded by a 7″ single, You Are Not The Future, in January with has an additional 2 bonus tracks.
The new Gileah Taylor single ‘Till We’re Through’ will be out on 9/22. It comes backed with a beautiful new version of her song ‘Going Home’ . . . which appeared in the much talked about show 13 Reasons Why.
There’s a very nice feature on Mr. Bozeman over at NPR. Read and hear it here.