The 10 tracks on "hand in the dark" were recorded by Jason LaFarge (Davendra Banhart/Akron Family) at Seizures Palace in Brooklyn N.Y. the same studio space as (Before Christ) Studios where, Brian Eno, Sonic Youth,Lydia Lunch, and Herbie Hancock made legendary recordings.
Hailing from NYC Tin Veil relies heavily on vocal/instrumental delay and atmospheric feedback to create a sound and ambience that they look at as an audio storyboard.
Working with existential sound manipulation and conceptual ideas such as lost love, runaways, and the art world in flux Tin Veil’s songs strive to fill the room and engage its listener to think outside the box and travel in their minds.
On “hand in the dark” there are no drums present, these songs were recorded direct in the same room without instrumental/vocal separation to mirror the bands live set. To accent their sound, Seizures Palace is located within what used to be a weapons armory dating back to the Second World War, sporting large brick cavernous walls and high ceilings that add to the bands desired effect of dramatic ambiance and ghostliness. Often referred to as a David Lynch/Twin Peaks soundtrack feel, the songs are ment to accompany a storyline/journey where each song leads up to the next, only to climax on the albums last song.
Currently Tin Veil can be found playing around Williamsburg and Bushwick Brooklyn and are in the studio working on a followup album to "hand in the dark".
"If you like conceptual albums and you find appeal in the idea of learning to think differently about what an album can be, Hand in the Dark wouldn’t be a bad choice"
Idependent Clauses Press 3/09
INTERVIEW AND REVIEW WITH THE DELI MAGAZINE NYC
Weekly Feature 131a: Tin Veil
Everyone needs some time alone to lie on the floor and stare at the ceiling, or turn out the lights and listen to the sounds of the city outside their window. It's an unconventional form of musical meditation and medication and we recommend using Tin Veil as your auditory wallpaper. They traffic in the perfect flavors of spooky, reverb-drenched, droning guitars, and plaintive, heavily echoed vocals for your listening pleasure on those days when you want to live in your own private cocoon (or if you want your significant other to join you for a little conjugal sequestering, Tin Veil works well for that, too). Their sexy, structure-less tunes are all about using texture to sustain a mood, and their consistency makes for long-term listening without skipping tracks. So next time a rainy day comes along and you don't feel like dealing with this fcking city, stay indoors, put on some Tin Veil and drop out. It'll do you good. - READ Colter McCorkindale's interview with the band here.
The Deli Magazine