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Velvet Crush


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Providence, Rhode Island, USA (1989 – present)

Velvet Crush is a power pop band from Providence, Rhode Island, USA formed in 1989 that achieved prominence in indie-rock circles in the early and mid-1990s. The band broke up in 1996 but re-formed in 1998 and has continued to record, releasing their most recent album in 2004.

Vocalist/bassist Paul Chastain and drummer Ric Menck are the band’s core members, and they share singing and songwriting duties. Guitarist Jeffrey Borchardt played on the band’s first two albums which were produced by Matthew Sweet and Mitch Easter respectively.


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  • bloody72

    pozdrowienia ze Śląska dla fanów Velvet Crush

    2 Feb 2014 Reply
  • iamjessicajane

    great band, great songs. The world need to know about it.

    11 Nov 2012 Reply
  • simontogo

    Another band I discovered thanks to Never heard of them before today, and now I'm wondering why. [2]

    8 Jan 2012 Reply
  • tckma

    Another band I discovered thanks to Never heard of them before today, and now I'm wondering why.

    2 May 2011 Reply
  • Waltz3

    these guys know how to write songs.

    11 Oct 2010 Reply
  • rhinowing

    "What are Chastain and Menck doing now? " Chastain is playing bass for New Ruins

    17 Feb 2010 Reply
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    29 Dec 2009 Reply
  • lanuxkerouac

    hey guys! maybe you'll like it Dharma Burns

    13 Jul 2009 Reply
  • soundlessspace

    I really like this band. Great tunes.

    13 Mar 2009 Reply
  • Nei11p

    I saw Chastain and Menck touring in the US in October, as part of the backing band for the mighty Matthew Sweet. Just amazing. I want Ric to play on my records; can't think of a drummer I'd want more!

    30 Nov 2008 Reply

    Teenage Symphonies To God does exactly what it says on the tin. Pop classic of the 90's.

    9 Mar 2008 Reply
  • Sweetkinky

    tagged as hip hop??

    29 Jun 2007 Reply
  • Phillyzero

    Underrated power pop pros

    16 Mar 2007 Reply

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