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London-by-way-of-New-Zealand rockers the Veils recently debuted the new single from their upcoming fourth album Time Stays, We Go, the first bit of proper new material since 2009’s Sun Gangs (the less said about 2011’s EP Troubles of the Brain, the better). Frontman Finn Andrews (son of XTC founder Barry Andrews) has always been a combustible sort – his vocal performance tends to range anywhere from stately and forlorn to bloodied and raw, sometimes all on the same song (see opener “Not Yet” off their classic 2006 album Nux Vomica) – and nothing seems to have cooled  the fire in his voice in the intervening years since they last appeared on the scene. Yet that album begged the question of just what all this emotional turmoil was really accomplishing; an accumulation of dramatic hard times that seemed more exhausting than cathartic, the end result of a band never quite seeming to capitalize on that consistent “underrated” label to achieve greater indie success? “Through The Deep, Dark Wood” sweeps away all the hesitant trifles of Troubles of the Brain and embraces Andrews’ inherent talent for stirring anthems, the thud of the drums and the whipcrack of the guitars marrying Andrews’ stark, powerful vocals to a thrilling hook. “No, I can’t go back,” Andrews wails on that cleansing chorus, and while that may not be true, strictly speaking (this song would have fit right at home on either Nux Vomica or their 2004 debut The Runaway Found), “Through The Deep, Dark Wood” again proves that few indie bands have quite the abundance of piss and vinegar that the Veils do.

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klap
03.01.13
yeah blogging!

Omaha
03.02.13
Hip bloggers, we are

blastOFFitsPARTYtime
03.03.13
Can't fucking wait for the album. Pre-ordered hard.

Winesburgohio
03.03.13
Met the dude from this in Wendy's once

he was pretty cool

Aids
03.05.13
clicked cause I thought this was a. about hardcore band Veils b. about their recent house-show at redsky's place

stayed for the klap though, naturally. song was pretty cool, the blurb was better (apples and chinamen, I know)

EaglesBecomeVultures
03.05.13
jesus for the jugular
one at a tiimee

EaglesBecomeVultures
03.05.13
also 2013 year of the burning house album cover

klap
03.06.13
isn't that Veils spelled differently adrian? also plz listen to Nux Vomica

Winesburgohio
03.07.13
Just got an advanced copy, it is fucking tremendous holyyyyy

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