MP3 Creamy Velour - Angel's Guise
"Angel''s Guise is such a beautifully developed blast of pop that it leaves the unprepared listener slack-jawed." - Ed Bumgardner, Relish Now., Winston Salem Journal
12 MP3 Songs
ROCK: Modern Rock, ROCK: Americana
Who the heck are Creamy Velour?
Quite possibly one of the best bands you''ve never heard.
Since forming in the late nineties, Creamy Velour have developed their unique sound the old fashioned way: playing live. Based in NC, vocalist/guitarist Jon Witteveen, drummer Herbie Gimmel, guitarist Jesse Allard, and bassist Steven A. Graham have played hundreds of shows before a wide range of audiences, cultivating and nurturing a tight interpersonal bond that''s reflected in their multi-faceted, intensely textured songwriting and performance. This is a band that prides itself on creating an atmosphere of emotional extremes, sonically illustrating the highs and lows of the human condition, connecting with their listeners in a most uncommon, intimate way.
On the band''s latest independent release, Angel''s Guise, this accomplished songwriting foursome are working a myriad of influences, with one reviewer likening their sound to "an American Coldplay with a U2 back and a Tom Petty burst." The biggest challenge of making the record, the band says, was deciding when it was finished. After three aborted album attempts, more than twenty songs recorded and half as many guest players, the band was left wondering what they''d created, if anything. It wasn''t until the core members put their heads together, decided on a final track listing, and let the "cream" of their efforts rise to the fore, that Angel''s Guise was realized.
Recorded in 2003 at Here2Hear Studios in Greensboro, NC (owned and operated by bassist Steven A. Graham who also served as the album''s producer), Creamy Velour''s Angel''s Guise evokes a truly independent spirit.
With a burgeoning fanbase spanning the nation, Creamy Velour have shared the stage with, among others: Athenaeum, Ben Fold''s Five, The Clear (formerly Far Too Jones), Hobex, Evan Olsen, Southern Culture On The Skids, and The Squirrel Nut Zippers.