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The Velocet

Michael Davison, lead vocals/guitar of Brooklyn based The Velocet and self-admitted Army brat explains, "I must have moved 20 times by the time I finished high school. At the time it was all I knew. I thought all kids grew up peering through a chain link fence with concertina wire perched on top." Truth be told, the subject matter of A Quick And Dirty Guide To War is less about Davison's inevitable stint as a Marine after college and more about his slugging it out on the streets of New York since having landed there disillusioned with all that was behind him. Along with Juilliard trained gu ...read more

Michael Davison, lead vocals/guitar of Brooklyn based The Velocet and self-admitted Army brat explains, "I must have moved 20 times by the time I finished high school. At the time it was all I knew. I thought all kids grew up peering through a chain link fence with concertina wire perched on top." Truth be told, the subject matter of A Quick And Dirty Guide To War is less about Davison's inevitable stint as a Marine after college and more about his slugging it out on the streets of New York since having landed there disillusioned with all that was behind him. Along with Juilliard trained guitarist Kris Ricat, former touring drummer for Damon Albarn (yes, that Damon Albarn) Joe Propatier and former touring bassist for Brian Jonestown Massacre (yes, that Brian Jonestown Massacre) Aron Watman, Davison has been creating the kind of passionate post-punk rock that has become synonymous with the burgeoning indie scene in NYC, with one exception: The Velocet has actual songs.??The record's opener "Chinatown" is a fitting soundtrack for a bittersweet night of bohemian self indulgence and hipster bravado. The follow up "Concertina" - titled as much for the song's heroine as it is for the cycloned razor wire that lined every Army base backyard Davison grew up on - hangs the listener's ears helplessly on a guitar hook that effortlessly destroys everything it its wake. Ultimately, The Velocet offer song after song of tuneful and exciting (if possibly dance/riot inducing) alt-rock on A Quick And Dirty Guide To War - and we happily accept. Transplanted from the grimy streets of Greenpoint to the peaceful and scenic town of Rhinebeck, NY by producer and sonic guru D. James Goodwin at The Clubhouse, The Velocet captured everything they envisioned for their debut out on Eyeball Records July 10th. It's consistently in line with the band's personality from Ricat's first guitar line on 'Chinatown' to when Propatier throws his drumsticks at the end of 'Grand Mal'. The band will be touring extensively throughout 2007 to bring A Quick And Dirty Guide To War to your living room. « hide


A Quick And Dirty Guide To War
2007

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