For the remainder of 2016, please enjoy the entire Topshelf Records digital catalog—including this album—for pay-what-you-want download both here and on bandcamp. 100% of all proceeds will be divided equally and go directly to The Trevor Project, The NAACP Legal Defense Fund and Planned Parenthood. Thank you.
first press: /1,544; 207 180g Black, 289 Black/Silver AsideBside, 1,048 Silver w/ Black Splatter (20 test presses)
The Velvet Teen are easily one of our favorite bands and as long-time followers of their music, this album has us the most excited of any to date — it's an incredibly dynamic album and the perfect culmination of everything this band is truly great at (which, frankly, is a lot). All Is Illusory marks the band’s fourth album and is the long-awaited and elegant follow-up to 2006’s Cum Laude! that was recorded and co-produced by Steve Choi (Rx Bandits, Peace'd Out) and Roger Camero (No Motiv, Peace'd Out). From its gorgeous, swirling electronics to its harder, angular, ‘90s-leaning flourishes of grunge, indie and emo, All Is Illusory is a welcome return for a band whose varied influences are still very much intact after its short silence. A double LP packaged inside of a gatefold LP jacket with a metallic silver undercoat. If you're a fan of bands on our roster like toe, Enemies, Braid, Crash of Rhinos and Prawn, then (and I can't convey this enough) you're going to love this band and this album.
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TSR126. Released June 30, 2015 Tweet