The Chavis brothers have already been on a nearly 30-year journey as talented musicians, their music, ethereal, otherworldly guitar-heavy waves of sound mixed with soul and gospel vocals. In 2015, they opened for The Brian Jonestown Massacre, a tour that wedged the door open for the Veldt to be introduced to new fans, and connected them with influential fans such as Peter Holmström of the Dandy Warhols. Holmström has produced a remix on the band’s recent release “Check Out Your Mind” and worked with Wu-Tang Clan producer Carlos Bess on their February 2022 release “Electric Revolution.”
To top it off, The Veldt have started their own record label, 5BC Records, where they are re-releasing their 1989 debut album, “Everlasting Gobstopper,” on 12 inch vinyl along with their unreleased Illuminated 1989 album, 1992’s “Marigold” LP and a deluxe edition of 1994’s “Afrodisiac.” Most importantly, The Veldt will be embarking on their first headlining tour with their first stop being Lincoln Center in New York City, a gig arranged by the groundbreaking music critic and musician, the late, great Greg Tate.
Though the band has performed throughout Europe and the United States, this current journey, The Entropy tour, is a lead up to the 2023 release of their upcoming full length album of the same title and marks the band’s very first lengthy headlining tour.
These Black rock legends deserve these auspicious firsts and they have worked tirelessly to morph, evolve, and stay relevant in a world inundated with sounds and new music every day. They have stood the test of time, and continue to overcome limitations by being resourceful and incredibly independent.
You can catch The Veldt at Lincoln Center on Aug. 18 in New York City. Donate to their Indiegogo to help fund the tour at https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/the-veldt-entropy-2022-u-s-tour#/
For more information, visit www.5bcrecords.com.