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Thursday, March 2, 2017

Sea and Sun released May 22, 2017

Sea and SunTeething Veils | 04
ETXE 011
LP/CD/Digital released May 22, 2017

'Sea and Sun,' the new album for Etxe Records & Productions, turns to vinyl/CD/digital on May 22. Album art by Adam de Boer. Sleeve design by Craig Garrett. We'll be sharing the songs with you, one by one, in the coming week. We hope you might listen.
1. The Bridesmaid 2. Before Sunrise 3. Each Morning 4. I’ve Really Let Myself Go 5. The Black Widow 6. By the Way 7. The Human You Were 8. Webbed 9. Dinner Date 10. Allover Fainting

Here's to the State of Donald Trump released January 8, 2017

'Here's to the State of Donald Trump.' Our version of an old Phil Ochs songs. All proceeds from this pay-what-you-want download benefit Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington Action Fund. Link in comments. #StandWithPP #Resist

All proceeds from this download benefit Planned Parenthood of Metropolitan Washington Action Fund. 

PPMW Action Fund donations go toward helping their advocacy team advocate legislatively, politically and electorally in Maryland, Virginia and the District of Columbia for priorities that are part of PPMW’s mission, which includes fighting for people to be able to make their own reproductive choices. 

Thursday, May 28, 2015

Footage from the TV John Show

A solo set happened on the TV John show recently, and here's the footage.

TV John performs a song to start, then Joe Dicey, then Teething Veils starts 20 minutes in. Those vocals are louder in the mix than any other recording in our history, but we like to embrace discomfort. Here's the set list and times, in case you'd like to jump around:
20:08 TV John intro
20:20 Webbed
24:45 The Bridesmaid
28:44 Yellow Walls
32:00 Auburn Aumbry
35:48 Allover Fainting
39:26 Dinner Date
43:50 Ghosts Waiting to be Fleshed
46:00 The Human You Were
47:45 I’ve Really Let Myself Go
49:25 The Teeth of a Blizzard
51:02 There’s Nothing to Explain

Sunday, May 3, 2015

"Dinner Date" 7" released through Etxe on August 4

We’re happy to let you know that our third release and first 7”, Dinner Date b/w Out of Caverns into Snow, is set for release on August 4. In the meanwhile, we invite you to listen to it on our Bandcamp or Soundcloud page.
You can pre-order your copy of 7” vinyl in the Etxe webstore.
Dinner Date b/w Out of Caverns into Snow was played by Hannah Burris (viola), Alexia Kauffman (cello), and Greg Svitil (guitar voice). The recordings were mastered by James Plotkin at Plotkinworks. The artwork was made by Adam de Boer. The sleeve was designed by Jon P Goldman.
The most recent Teething Veils LP “Constellations,” our debut LPx2 “Velorio,” and other Etxe releases from Girl Loves Distortion, Fangs Out, Silo Halo, and Ars Phoenix are available at DC-area record stores Crooked Beat, Smash!, Red Onion, Joint Custody, Som, and CD Cellar. Support your local independent record sellers!
Etxe Release are distributed through Dischord Direct. Follow this link and support this fine independent and distributor.
Teething Veils summer shows:
July 11, 2015 at Dr. Clock’s Nowhere Bar w/Paige Allbritton, The Red Fetish, Eight Belles
July 21, 2015 at Capital Fringe Festival, Georgetown Library
August 7, 2015 at We Fought the Big One, Marx Cafe, Mt Pleasant:
Dinner Date 7” release show
The Teething Veils band; Krys Baker (accordion, flute, saxophone), Kevin Buckholdt (drums), Hannah Burris (viola), Alejandro Castaño (piano), Craig Garrett (bass), Alexia Kauffman (cello), Greg Svitil (guitar, organ, voice); is rehearsing a full-length body of songs for recording in the near future. Details to come.
We hope to see you. Thank you for listening.
Greg of Teething Veils continues to organize all-ages 1st-Sunday matinee shows at the Pinch. We have one stellar summer of shows planned:
Sunday, June 7
The Lost Civilizations experimental music project (D.C., Mike Sebastian & T.A. Zook)
The Holy Circle (Baltimore, mem. Locrian, Unlucky Atlas)
Praxis Cat (D.C., experimental ambient electronics)
Sun. June 7 4-7pm |  3548 14th St NW | All ages | $5

Sunday, July 5
Kuschty Rye Ergot (psychedelic brilliance)
hoThead (fuzzed-out rock n roll, mem. Foul Swoops)
The Red Fetish (DC, experimental compositions)
Sun. July 5 4-7pm |  3548 14th St NW | All ages | $5

Sunday, August 2
Deep Decay (mem. Lenorable, Birth (Defects))
Ars Phoenix ((FL, Etxe Records, dark psychedelic electronic synthgaze)
The Holy Circle (Baltimore, mem. Locrian, Unlucky Atlas)
Sun. Augsut 2 4-7pm |  3548 14th St NW | All ages | $5
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Monday, April 27, 2015

past shows

66) Saturday, May 2, 2015 Greenbelt, MD at The TV John Show (taped at the New Deal Cafe) w/Joe Dicey

Friday, March 13, 2015


In December 2014, we [Krys Baker (accordion, flute), Hannah Burris (viola), AlejandroCastaño (piano, organ), Alexia Kauffman (cello), and Greg Svitil (guitar, voice)] contributed a rendition of David Bowie's "Warszawa" as part of "68th Birth, A Tribute to David Bowie," a compilation released as a CD and a download by The Blog That Celebrates Itself Records on January 15, 2015:

Tuesday, November 11, 2014

Constellations LP released today on Etxe Records

We are proud to release our second body of music, "Constellations" on Etxe Record today. You can hear the LP on the Etxe Bandcamp page. You can order your copy on vinyl with download, CD, and digital formats through the Etxe webstore. Played by Sam Chintha (guitar), Nathan Jurgenson (drums), and Greg Svitil (bass guitar, guitar, keyboards, voice). Artwork by Adam de Boer. Sleeve design by Jon P Goldman. Etxe says "this release maintains the intensity we grew accustomed to on "Velorio" while expanding on its aesthetic palette. A long-playing, post-rock journey, perfect for traveling via car/metro and late night ruminations." We also just found out that today is Mary Gaitskill's birthday; her short story "Mirror Ball" (from the "Don't Cry" collection) inspired lyrical references and tie-in's on our last album "Velorio." Happy birthday, Mary Gaitskill.
Constellations 12"/CD/Digital
Etxe Records 008
Track Listing:
01. Constellations
02. Dimmer

Saturday, October 5, 2013

Writing on "Velorio" and shows

Here are some choice samples from reviews of our album "Velorio," including links to the full reviews in case you would like to read them.   

"People who listen to music purely for entertainment, looking for the quick, tuneful ear candy fix, will certainly run screaming from Teething Veils. But for those who like to dissect every moment of an album, nearly trying to get inside the songwriter's head and see how they perceive the world, this is nothing short of fascinating."
-The Daily Vault

Thursday, August 8, 2013


We're home from our travels. The "Velorio" tour consisted of 17 shows in 21 days. We kept a journal on our "Teething Veils Twenty-One" blog, and have updated the page with the last entries. Each day on the road corresponds with a song from our album. Scroll to the very end to read from start to finish:

Wednesday, July 10, 2013

The Vinyl District recommends our "Velorio" release show with Aaron Thompson at Judy's, hear "Cobblestone" now

Good Afternoon,
The Vinyl District's Rick Taylor recommends this Friday's Teething Veils and Aaron Thompson show at Judy's. Thanks, Rick. You can also hear "Cobblestone," a song from our "Velorio" album, for the first time. Give the article a read and give the song a listen:

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

"Velorio" LPx2 / CD / digital album release on Etxe Records, Release show at Judy's on Friday, July 12 & tour

We’re pleased to announce the “Velorio” LPx2 / CD / download (Etxe Records) album release.    

We hope you'll join us for the album release show: Teething Veils & Aaron Thompson

Friday, July 12 at 9pm
2212 14th Street, NW (14th & W)

We’re honored to be joined on this bill by Aaron, who has been a positive presence around our home and studio for years.  

Come hungry, because Judy’s has some of the best Salvadoran and Mexican food in the area, has plenty of tables and seating in the music room, and their kitchen stays open late.    

The “Velorio” tour will follow.  If you have friends or family in the towns where we’ll be playing, please help spread the word.  We hope to see you on the road:

Sunday, July 14 Ashville, NC at the Odditorium
Monday, July 15 Athens, GA at the Flicker Theatre
Tuesday, July 16 Baton Rouge, LA at Mud and Water
Wednesday, July 17 Austin, TX at Beerland
Thursday, July 18 Marfa, TX at El Cosmico
Friday, July 19 Tucson, AZ at Skrappy’s
Saturday, July 20 Los Angeles, CA at Lot 1
Sunday, July 21 San Francisco, CA at Hotel Utah
Tuesday, July 23 Portland, OR at the Record Room
Wednesday, July 24 Seattle, WA at Hollow Earth Radio
Friday, July 26 Butte, MT at Venus Rising
Saturday, July 27 Bozeman, MT at TBD
Sunday, July 28 Boulder, CO at Bart’s Music Shack
Monday, July 29 Denver, CO at Lost Lake
Tuesday, July 30 Lawrence, KS at TBD
Wednesday, July 31 St Louis, MO at Apop
Thursday, August 1 Indianapolis, IN at White Rabbit

Recorded between December 24, 2011 and July 28, 2012 at our home studio, Empress of Sound in Washington, DC, “Velorio” will be released by Etxe Records & Productions.  It will be available as a double LP with digital download, a CD, or a digital download on July 10, 2013.  Pre-order your copy through

You can hear a few songs from the album in advance of release here on our Soundcloud page.

You can also hear Nathan and Greg playing “What Does a Black Hole Sound Like?” at Empress of Sound here on the Etxe youtube channel.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Mixing our songs and readying our album

Teething Veils mixing has begun for our first album for Etxe Records.  The album was made by Krys Baker, Kevin Buckholdt, Hannah Burris, Christin Durham, Craig Garrett, Jilly Hex, Nathan Jurgenson, Alexia Kauffman, Arthur Harrison, Christopher Goett, Catherine Lewis, and myself.  Release details will become clear over the course of the coming weeks.  Here are some photos from the recordings.  

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Live videos from March 9, 2012 at the Velvet Lounge

Etxe has posted a few live videos from the March show, "You Write on My Face,"  "Cobblestone" and "Painted Post Road."  It was really great to open up for Screen Vinyl Image, Last Remaining Pinnacle, and The Foreign Resort.

T.Veils song featured in City Paper's Arts Desk

Good afternoon.  Jonathan Fischer wrote about the T.Veils song "Cobblestone" for the City Paper Arts Desk. 

Have a look & a listen here

Friday, October 21, 2011

etxe records

Teething Veils has joined the Etxe Records family.  

Artist-driven, community-minded, and always autonomous, Etxe Records is an independent Washington DC-based record label.  Etxe intends to highlight and celebrate place-based sonic art.  Etxe (et – chay) is taken from one of the oldest known languages on Earth: Basque. In Basque, Etxe refers to a shelter, domicile, or home. An important unit of community is a 'place' for artists to convene and feel free to create.  Etxe Records view themselves in a similar light for like-minded bands/artists.   

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

recordings from radio cpr

We know that Alzo Boszormenyi reads Nietzsche on Saturdays nights, but who hears teething veils on Wednesday nights?  Teething Veils played on the Radio CPR program 'Experiencing a Significant Gravitas Shortfall," hosted by the Mighty Grouse, on Sept. 15.  You can hear the four-song set here.

teething veils playing records at taking the p*ss

For the last nine years, The Kaiser and The Pen-Striped Rebel have hosted Taking the P*ss, Mt. Pleasant's monthly night for indie oddities, at the venerable Marx Cafe at 3203 Mt Pleasant St, NW WDC. I've been humbled to play records with them on a few occasions. Here are the songs from those sets.