The Velvet Teen
You may recognize this band for their lineage alone—vocalist/guitarist Judah Nagler and drummer Logan played with now-defunct Little Tin Frog, while bassist Josh Staples played with Conspiracy, one of the better West Coast ska acts of the ’90s. This Santa Rosa-based trio has been working the West Coast club circuit for the past year and has been winning over fans everywhere. Nagler, whose voice comes with a similar warbling falsetto, sounds not unlike a young Jeff Buckley, or Jacob Golden from Birthday. From lush ballads—“Super Me,” “Mother of Love” to the glorious uptempo workouts—“Naked Girl,” “Counting Backwards”—the Velvet Teen’s music shimmers with three-part harmonies and elegant transitions. This EP is available at shows or via the band’s Web page at artists.mp3s.com/artists/cds/50/50860.html.