On the eve of what most certainly sounds like a stellar tour to behold with Phantogram, we get a chance to talk to a member of one of the Psych-Soul-Shoegaze pioneers in the form of Danny Chavis of The Veldt. When I say this band is one of the true pioneers, I’m not just saying that to say it. Just look at the roster of artists that they’ve collaborated with: TV On The Radio, Mos Def, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Lady Miss Kier (Deee-Lite), and most recently with A.R.Kane. They’ve shared the stage with the likes of The Pixies, Throwing Muses, Echo & The Bunnymen, Cocteau Twins, Manic Street Preachers, The Jesus and Mary Chain, Oasis and Living Colour. But that is small when compared to how well their music stands on it’s own! Their 1994 album, “Afrodisiac”, is on the list of Pitchfork’s “The 50 Best Shoegaze Albums Of All Time” list last October!
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