The Velveteers’ dark and dramatic flair goes hand-in-hand with the transition to fall and the approach of Halloween — and their newest music video delivers precisely that. The release — for “Anastasia Sings” — is exactly what the local music scene needs to get in the mood for all things spooky this October.
Despite the timing of the video’s release, the dark and creepy imagery is anything but a gimmick for Halloween. The Velveteers’ consistently surround themselves with darker imagery, and this video is no exception. The music video is the perfect accompaniment to the track from their self-titled EP, which was released earlier this year.
The video begins with a narrator who introduces The Velveteers’ music as “vulgar and satanic” and then descends further into madness from there. The dark psychedelic imagery in the video is nothing new for the band, who tends to gravitate towards creepy decor at their live shows as well as in their other music videos. The ghostly new video stays true to the band’s dark aesthetic, as they’ve done in the past with “Death Hex” and “This Love Lasted.”
The local brother-sister duo has been making music together since 2015. Since the band’s formation, they have garnered attention in the Denver area as one of the must-see local bands at local festivals like the Underground Music Showcase, Bohemian Nights and beyond. They’ve also gained fans across the Midwest as well as the UK — they even kick off their UK tour here in Denver this Saturday. But this will come as no surprise to any Denver audiophile who’s seen them rock live.