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The Velvet Teen

Members.

Judah Nagler: Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, and ProgrammingCasey Deitz: Drums and VocalsMatthew Izen: GuitarJosh Staples: Bass and Vocal.

Label: Currently none, ex Slowdance Record.

Brief Histor.

The Velvet Teen began in 2000 when bassist/guitarist/vocalist Judah Nagler and drummer Logan Whitehurst began producing the EPComasynthesis. They were soon joined by bassist and vocalist Josh Staples and produced the EP The Great Beast February in2001. That same year they were signed by Slowdance Records and collabor ...read more

Members.

Judah Nagler: Vocals, Guitar, Bass, Keyboard, and ProgrammingCasey Deitz: Drums and VocalsMatthew Izen: GuitarJosh Staples: Bass and Vocal.

Label: Currently none, ex Slowdance Record.

Brief Histor.

The Velvet Teen began in 2000 when bassist/guitarist/vocalist Judah Nagler and drummer Logan Whitehurst began producing the EPComasynthesis. They were soon joined by bassist and vocalist Josh Staples and produced the EP The Great Beast February in2001. That same year they were signed by Slowdance Records and collaborated with Death Cab for Cutie's Chris Walla on their first full-length album Out of the Fierce Parade.

Their second full-length album, Elysium, was a stark contrast to their earlier work; the album does not use any guitars at all. Thealbum's core instrumentation is piano and string arrangements. Several weeks before Elysium's U.S. release in the summer of 2004, LoganWhitehurst left the band for health reasons and his wish to follow his solo career, Logan Whitehurst & the Junior Science Club. Casey Deitzwas welcomed as the new drummer/vocalist.

In 2006, the band recorded and released their third album Cum Laude, with Judah as producer and his brother Ephriam Nagler as recordingengineer. They supported the album on Minus the Bear's 2006 tour. In November 2006, Josh Staples left The Velvet Teen in order to fullyfocus on his other band, The New Trust. Then, on December 3, 2006, Logan Whitehurst died of brain cancer at his home in Los Banos, CA.

On February 28, 2007, Judah posted a message on The Velvet Teen's official website confirming that the band would continue. Recentlythey have started touring again. Nagler has taken over the bass/vocal duties and Matthew Izen of the Polar Bears and formerly of The NewTrust is playing guitar.

Josh Staples is now back in the band and The Velvet Teen is continuing as a four piece. They are in preproduction for a new album. « hide

Similar Bands: The New Trust, Polar Bears, Radiohead, Edaline, Benton Falls

LPs
Cum Laude
2006

3.9
22 Votes
Elysium
2004

4.3
20 Votes
Out of the Fierce Parade
2002

3.6
16 Votes
EPs
No Star
2010

3.8
4 Votes
Compilations
Plus, Minus, Equals
2002

3.5
2 Votes

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