by Andrew Sacher

photo: The Velvet Teen at Baby's in 2014 (more by Amanda Hatfield)
Velvet Teen

Shapeshifting indie rock band The Velvet Teen began talking about the long-awaited followup to 2006's Cum Laude! last year, and now it's officially been announced. Like fellow veterans of the indie/emo crossover scene Braid, The Jazz June and Kind of Like Spitting have done, they've signed to Topshelf Records for it. It's called All Is Illusory, and will be out on June 30. It was produced by RX Bandits' Steve Choi and No Motiv's Roger Camero, who both also play in Peace'd Out with The Velvet Teen's Casey Deitz and The Movielife's Vinnie Caruana. No music is out from yet, but check out the album artwork and tracklist, and stream some old favorites, below.

The Velvet Teen are also on tour and playing SXSW, including the free BrooklynVegan Friday day party. All dates are listed below...


All Is Illusory Artwork

All Is Illusory Tracklist:
All Is Illusory
The Giving In
Church or State
Taken Over
You Were the First
The Veil Between


The Velvet Teen -- 2015 Tour Dates
03.10 - Oakland, CA @ 1234 Go Records
03.11 - Santa Cruz, CA @ The Crepe Place
03.12 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Satellite
03.13 - San Diego, CA @ Soda Bar
03.14 - Phoenix, AZ @ The Crescent Ballroom
03.15 - Tucson, AZ @ Club Congress
03.19 - Austin, TX (SXSW) @ Cheer Up Charlies - Flowerbooking/AV Club Party
03.19 - Austin, TX (SXSW) @ Soho Lounge - Topshelf Records Party
03.20 - Austin, TX (SXSW) @ Red 7 - Brooklyn Vegan Day Party
03.20 - Austin, TX (SXSW) @ Red 7 - Flowerbooking Day Party
03.21 - Austin, TX (SXSW) @ The Highball - Shiner Party
03.22 - Dallas, TX @ Spillover Music Festival
03.24 - Denver, CO @ Moon Room
03.25 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Urban Lounge
03.26 - Boise, ID @ Neurolux
03.27 - Portland, OR @ Bunk Bar
03.28 - Bellingham, WA @ The Shakedown
03.29 - Seattle, WA @ Barboza

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