Screen Vinyl Image is formed by ex-members of DC shoegazer’s Alcian Blue and are a part of the Virginia shoegaze scene (Ceremony, Skywave, Alcian Blue, The Offering). Their music is a combination of Electronic Psychedelic and Shoegaze, with influences that range from early electronic artists like Tangerine Dream and John Carpenter to recent electronic artists like Rude66 and Legowelt, to shoegaze/ psychedelic bands like Curve, The Jesus & Mary Chain, Loop, Suicide, and My Bloody Valentine.
The band tours constantly and has shared the stage with Ulrich Schnauss, Auburn Lull, The December Sound, A Place To Bury Strangers, A Sunny Day in Glasgow, Adam Franklin and recently did a tour in Japan with their label mates Ceremony. Their live show is often compared by many to Suicide and My Bloody Valentine both in volume levels and intensity and their DIY visuals combined with 2,100 watts of strobes take their audience into a trip of sensory overdrive.
Screen Vinyl Image have released a 5-song EP (The Midnight Sun), a single (Chaser), a split 12 inch (Ceremony/SVI), their debut full length Interceptors, and are releasing in 2010 a 12 inch of remixes (May 2010), the Siberian Eclipse 7 inch on Fan Death Records (June 2010) and the Too Much Speed 7 Inch (summer 2010) on Custom Made Music.
Their albums present a full gamut of the band’s infl uences, from atmospheric synths, dancy electronic beats, tripped out drones over hypnotic samples, and of course layers of fuzz and guitar over slamming beats.
Long live the new flesh.