Watch: The Veils - “Low Lays the Devil” Video

Total Depravity (Co-Produced by El-P of Run the Jewels) Out Now via Nettwerk

Sep 22, 2016
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The Veils recently released a new album, Total Depravity, via Nettwerk. The album was co-produced by El-P (aka Jaime Meline) of hip-hop duo Run the Jewels, along with Atom Greenspan (Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds) and Veils frontman Finn Andrews. Now the band has shared a video for "Low Lays the Devil." Tu Neill directed the clip, which features Lucifer himself. Watch below, followed by the band's upcoming tour dates.

Andrews had this to say about the video in a press release: "This video was made by Tu Neill and I guess is a depiction of various forms of depravity we've witnessed in the world over the last few years, one scene of which should resonate with New Zealanders in particular. It ends with a dance-off with the Devil thrown in for good measure."

The band had previously shared the album's first single, "Axolotl," along with its striking video.

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. "It could've been a disaster, getting someone from a completely different genre and background and trying to mush it together," Andrews recently told Kyle Mullin of Under the Radar about working with El-P. "Jaime introduced all these synthetic sounds that had never been part of our palette. It really charged us up." El-P got involved simply because The Veils is one of his favorite bands.

The album is the band's fifth, the follow-up to 2013's Time Stays, We Go, and the band's first for their new label, Nettwerk. The son of Barry Andrews, co-founder of legendary British post-punkers XTC, Finn Andrews was born in London (where he is currently based), but spent his teenage years in New Zealand, where The Veils project started when he was only 16. David Lynch is a fan of the band and Andrews will thusly also be appearing in Showtime's new Twin Peaks series airing next year.

Read our recent 2015 Artist Survey interview with Andrews and read an interview with The Veils in Under the Radar's current print issue.

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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