Watch: The Veils - “Axolotl” (Co-Produced by El-P of Run the Jewels) Video

Total Depravity Due Out August 26 via Nettwerk

Jun 20, 2016
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The Veils are releasing a new album, Total Depravity, on August 26 via Nettwerk. The album was co-produced by El-P of hip-hop duo Run the Jewels, along with Atom Greenspan (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) and Veils frontman Finn Andrews. Now the album's previously shared first single, "Axolotl," has a striking video. Tu Neill directed the clip which features an old bearded man who collapses in the desert and bleeds black oil. The oil turns into a strange creature who confronts a fat cop, a cheerleaders and her American football player on a lease, a couple watching a portable TV, and a priest. Pitchfork, who premiered it, says it's about an exorcism gone awry, but it also seems like a comment on the environment and the oil industry. Watch it below, followed by the band's tour dates.

Total Depravity was recorded over a two-year span at Estúdios Sá da Bandeira in Portugal, Konk Studios in London, Casa Lynch in Los Angeles, and El-P's studio in Upstate New York. The album is the follow-up to 2013's Time Stays, We Go. The Veils formed in New Zealand, but are based in London. Andrews will also be appearing in Showtime's new Twin Peaks series airing next year. Read our recent 2015 Artist Survey interview with Andrews.

The Veils Tour Dates:

10-21 Milan, Italy - Serraglio
10-22 Bologna, Italy - Locomotiv
10-25 London, England - KOKO
10-29 Paris, France - La Maroquinerie
11-01 New York, NY - Bowery Ballroom
11-03 Toronto, Ontario - Horseshoe
11-04 Washington, D.C. - DC9
11-07 Los Angeles, CA - The Roxy
11-09 San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
11-11 Vancouver, British Columbia - Fortune Sound
11-12 Seattle, WA - Barboza
11-23 Berlin, Germany - Bi Nuu
11-24 Amsterdam, Netherlands - Melkweg
11-25 Brussels, Belgium - Orangerie



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