The Glorious Veins
21+, $5 Cover
306 Austin St San Antonio, TX 78215
"Led by singer/songwriter Paul Pangman with british born Matt Howels (guitar/back up vocals), Lee Grasso (Bass) and Phillippines native Wiggy Colmenares (drums/back up vocals), The Glorious Veins mix an electric range of styles to create something at once unexpected and familiar. Recorded entirely on 2 inch analog tape in the fall of 2012 at Brooklyn's Galuminum Foil Studios with engineer Jeff Berner, the disc is a driving, thumping album with a textured soundscape. In addition to their typical drums bass guitar setup, Savage Beat features strings, synth, woodwinds, timpani and chamber bells.
Savage Beat is an eclectic mix of songs about girls, science, personality disorders and history. It's bombastic, just the way a band that took their name from Plato's "Vainglory" -- the delusion of grand destiny and a belief in your own immortality -- wants to be.
Over the last few years The Glorious Veins have toured the country and back, playing in over 25 states, including shows at SXSW and on The Vans Warped Tour. Last year they used Kickstarter to raise funds for their next album, hitting their goal in just two weeks. The result is Savage Beat, a disc that captures the raw energy of their powerful live sound, which was released on Feb 19th. Press has really taken to the album so far, the blog Who Needs A Genre recently said "I have to say, its VERY impressive. It really is an eclectic mix of rather chill yet upbeat sounds with AMAZING writing."
What the press is saying about Savage Beat :
"From the moment you push play, you are thrown into a mosh pit of good ole fashioned rock and roll being clobbered by amazing, bluesy guitar tones and in your face punk attitude" Middle Tennessee Music
"They remind me simultaneously of Interpol and The Smiths. I know, odd combination. But this group of musicians hailing from all over the globe pull it off effortlessly." The Alternative Music Blog
"Definitely grab yourself a copy of "Savage Beat"...for you will not be disappointed." Spindle Magazine
"The Glorious Veins, a band of four gentlemen who describe their sound as "Bluesy post punk dance rock from Mars", and to tell the truth, that description is pretty spot on. What they don't mention is that it's really good bluesy post punk dance rock, no matter what planet it hails from." whatstheruckus.com