by Andrew Sacher

The Velvet Teen in Minneapolis last night (by Grayson Hary)
The Velvet Teen

As mentioned, The Velvet Teen will open for Minus the Bear on their Highly Refined Pirates 10th Anniversary tour which hits Chicago's Metro tonight (10/11) and NYC during CMJ at Webster Hall on October 18. Both of those shows are sold out, but The Velvet Teen have just added their own headlining show in Brooklyn at Glasslands on October 17 with Crinkles. Tickets are on sale now.

The Velvet Teen haven't played NYC since their show at Knitting Factory's old Tribeca location in 2007. Since that show, they've joined back up with their old bassist Josh Staples and have been performing as a four piece. They recorded their first batch of material as a four piece, the No Star EP, at the tail-end of last year and released physical copies at the beginning of this year via Side With Us Records. The EP falls somewhere between the progressive noise pop of Cum Laude and the more straightforward emo-y indie rock of the band's earlier work. A video of the EP's title track is below. You can order the EP from the Side With Us webstore. The band also recently made all of their albums available for $5 downloads at their bandcamp.

Speaking of emo-leaning indie rock, Maritime are playing Knitting Factory on Friday (10/14) with Atlantic/Pacific (ex-Texas Is The Reason) and Kid Savant as part of the Royal Flush Festival that Lotion is reuniting for and that reunited punk band Zounds is playing too. Tickets for the Maritime show are on sale now.

All dates and video below...

The Velvet Teen - "No Star" Official Video

The Velvet Teen -- 2011 Dates
Oct 11 Metro Chicago, IL*
Oct 12 St Andrews Hall Detroit, MI*
Oct 14 Mr Smalls Millvale, PA*
Oct 15 Electric Factory Philadelphia, PA*
Oct 16 Royale Nightclub Boston, MA*
Oct 17 Glasslands Gallery Brooklyn, NY
Oct 18 Webster Hall New York, NY*
Oct 19 9:30 Club Washington, DC*
Oct 20 The National Richmond, VA*
Oct 21 Lincoln Theatre Raleigh, NC*
Oct 22 The Masquerade Atlanta, GA*
Oct 23 House of Blues New Orleans New Orleans, LA*
Oct 24 Warehouse Live Houston, TX*
Nov 04 Slim's San Francisco, CA *
Nov 07 Ace of Spades Sacramento, CA*
Nov 08 Doug Fir Lounge Portland, OR*
Nov 11 Showbox at the Market Seattle, WA*
* - w/ Minus the Bear

Maritime -- 2011 Tour Dates
September 29 Milwaukee, WI // Club Garibaldi's // w/ The One AM Radio
September 30 Stevens Point, WI // DUC DUC Encore
October 13 Philadelphia, PA // Johnny Brenda's
October 14 New York City // Knitting Factory - Brooklyn
October 15 Washington DC // DC9
October 16 Columbus, OH // The Summit
November 18 Toledo, OH // Frankies
November 19 Mt. Pleasant, MI // Rubble's Bar

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