Best of 2010: Paige K. Parsons on Veil Veil Vanish

I've been infatuated with many local bands this year, but only one has remained on constant rotation on my iPod: Veil Veil Vanish. I first discovered these gothy shoegazers back in March. They were opening for Norway's Serena-Maneesh, it was the first show I was covering for The Bay Bridged. There was barely enough room for the brooding quintet on stage that night, but they carved out a nice little niche in my brain. I love listening to Veil Veil Vanish late at night, especially when I'm on my own driving home from a show and the city streets are [...]

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Wednesday: The Rumble at Milk

Pepper Rabbit - "Red Wine" This Wednesday's Rumble party at Milk features Silver Lake's Pepper Rabbit, with locals Veil Veil Vanish, Silver Swans, and DJ Bagel Ted. Says Future Sounds: Led by Xander Singh and Luc Laurent, PEPPER RABBIT are drawing comparisons to early Grizzly Bear with a slow building somber psych-pop heavy on the instrumentals. “None Shall Sleep” is all haunting melodies and aching vocals, while “Red Wine” is slow building groggy gem. With an endorsement from fellow Eastsiders made good, Local Natives, a feature in Under the Radar and the release of two separate EP’s last [...]

Review & Photos: Serena-Maneesh, Depreciation Guild, Veil Veil Vanish @ BotH 3/23

Photos and Words by: Paige Parsons Tuesday was one of those rare occasions when I made my way to Bottom of the Hill before sunset. I was there to meet up with Veil Veil Vanish for a portrait or two before their opening set. The opportunity also afforded me the fun of watching Serena-Maneesh's sound check. When you reach for your ear protection that early, you know it's going to be a wild evening. I bided my time between sound check and show in my mobile photo editing studio (my laptop in my car) and made my way back to [...]

Ticket & Album Giveaway: Serena-Maneesh, The Depreciation Guild, Veil Veil Vanish @ Bottom of the Hill Tomorrow

Serena-Maneesh is headed to Bottom of the Hill tomorrow night to celebrate the release of their newest album, S-M 2: Abyss in B Minor, in stores tomorrow. They will be accompanied by tour mates The Depreciation Guild and locals Veil Veil Vanish. Serena Maneesh - "I Just Want To See Your Face" We are giving away a pair of tickets to this show! To enter send an email to with your full name, the phrase "I want to see Serena-Maneesh!" in the subject line. Please also include your mailing address in the body of the message. The [...]

CD release parties tonight: The Splinters, Veil Veil Vanish

As you'll see in the Weekend Picks, tonight at Amnesia (9pm, $7), The Splinters are holding a party for their new album Kick, which comes out on Tuesday on Double Negative Records. They'll be joined by two other great local bands at the show -- Hunx & His Punx and Magic Bullets. The Splinters - "Mysterious" (from Kick) Also tonight is Veil Veil Vanish's party at Popscene (9pm, $8) to celebrate the release of their first full length, Change In The Neon Light. The gothic-shoegaze band's new record was produced by ATOM (Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Cribs, Maximo [...]

Noise Pop: Sunday Preview!

It will be sad to see Noise Pop end, but they will indeed go out with a bang. Two shows punctuate Sunday's Noise Pop festival. At 1pm, No Age (LA) will headline a show at Bottom of the Hill with White Circle Crime Club (Belgium), Infinite Body (LA) and Veil Veil Vanish. No Age plays a raucous and infecting type of power-punk that's quite naturally produced in LA. If you want education about the more esoteric aspects of punk, check out this show, as they may soon be the master's. $12. No Age - "Teen Creeps" The last [...]

Tricycle Records’ Holiday Party Tonight

Tricycle Records is throwing a party to celebrate the holiday season tonight at Cafe Du Nord. Headliner Veil Veil Vanish's dark rock blends elements of shoegaze and post-punk with a strong melodic streak. The band contributed a track to the recently released Perfect As Cats: A Tribute to The Cure, and you can check out their cover below: The band hopes to record a new album in January for release next Spring. The Union Trade - "Self Possession" Tricycle band The Union Trade and label alumnus The Aimless Never Miss open tonight's show. Doors at 8. $10. 21+. [...]

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