In music, good bands change because no band can stay the same forever. It’s something that everyone should embrace, because with change so much good can occur, especially if it’s a change for the better. With a new E.P. titled Golden Ring coming in late November, Texas’ Velveteen Echo has resurfaced with a new song “Atoms” that shows plenty of growth while still holding some of the core that the four piece utilized on their debut.
The song is different in terms of production and approach. Rather than the shoegaze elements that the band utilized on their debut, they’ve chosen a more streamlined appeal. Opening slow and in some ways quieted, the song has a darkness that lies just beneath the surface. With vocals that sit just above the instruments, there’s a sound that’s closest to early Pixies without sounding like a copy. There’s a near post-punk tone on the guitars that comes in and offers a more melodic note before returning to the quieted perspective that begins the track.
“Atoms” is available to stream above and will be made available to stream on all platforms on September 07. Golden Ring will be made available to the public on November 23, and the band will have a pre-order ready prior to its release. Velveteen Echo is set to perform at Rudyard’s on September 07 in Houston, TX.
Image Credits: Photo by Jonathan Mazaltov.