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What I Learned at Bandcamp: The Glorious Veins

The Glorious Veins

Singer-songwriter Paul Pangman, British-born Matt Howels (guitar/back-up vocals), Lee Grasso (Bass) and Phillippines native Wiggy Colmenares (drums/back-up vocals) make up New York‘s The Glorious Veins.

Over the last couple years, the band has toured all over the country playing through 25 states, SXSW and The Vans Warped Tour. On Feb. 19, The Glorious Veins released its second album Savage Beat, which is available on Bandcamp along with past releases.

On Sunday, March 17, The Glorious Veins will play at Lo Fi Coffee in Mesa, read The Spec‘s interview with the band below…

How long have you been making music?
Wiggs: The Glorious Veins recorded its first demo back in 2008, but most of the members have been making music since we were teens.

Who/what are your influences?
Wiggs: A lot. Led Zepellin, Joy Division, Roy Orbison, the ’90s.

How did you come up with your name?
Paul: Plato writes about this youthful attribute necessary to groom heroes and visionaries called “vainglory,” which is basically a delusion of grand destiny and a belief in your own immortality. It seemed appropriate for a rock band.

Upcoming projects, where do you want to go from here?
Wiggs: Make a sweet video and play some festivals

What inspires your music?
Lee: People, science,history, personality disorders, interesting Wikipedias

What musicians or bands do you look up to?
Matt: Eric Clapton

Why do you make music?
Paul: We all have plenty of other commitments and priorities in our lives other than this band that are very important to us, but it always comes back to music, and playing together, and creating together, as the thing for us that is all inspiring and all fulfilling. It’s human nature to want to find harmony and order in the entropy of the universe. With music, as with any other pursuit, you can take raw emotion and chaos and use theory, memory, and technique to find that harmony and create that order. It’s like magic. And it’s fun.

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