The Velvet Ants release new LP ‘Solt Olio’



The alternative rock musicians known as Velvet Ants have released their third official studio album, titled, “Solt Olio.” The record is comprised of 12 original tracks for an approximate total listening time of 45 minutes. It has been released on the Zeptune Records music label. A comprehensive collection of Velvet Ants material, “Solt Olio” is both an excellent introduction for audiophiles not yet introduced to the band and a reassertion of the innate, natural greatness Velvet Ants fans have been aware of since their inception in 2006.


The sound of “Solt Olio” hearkens to the early ’90s sound of alternative-rock bands who were not playing the grunge music that came to dominate the category for many latter-day listeners. Velvet Ants, themselves, cite as main artistic influences such groups as the Police, Nirvana, Smashing Pumpkins, Beach Boys, the Cars, Stone Temple Pilots, the Beatles, Weezer, and the Breeders. Interestingly enough, it is the Breeders who share the most easily recognized sonic elements with Velvet Ants.


Contemporary audiophiles might pigeonhole Velvet Ants as post-punk music, however, which is a non-standard music subgenre categorized by unadorned studio production, a rejection of studio special effects (such as autotuning), and the occasional one-two beat.


“Made it a point to make sure things weren’t over-produced,” Velvet Ants write of this.


They describe the themes of “Solt Olio” as, “An intimate collection of songs across a spectrum of punk, dance and alternative. A story within a story. Rock poetry. Non-pretentious, speaks-for-itself music.”


All of these punk-rock principles help to make “Solt Olio” a record with texture, octane, and emotion without melodrama. Intelligent, groovably danceable and consistently fun, Velvet Ants’ third official LP is an undeniable success that fans of bands such as the Pixies, Sonic Youth, and Pavement will be enthusiastic to discover.


“Solt Olio” by Velvet Ants is available online worldwide beginning 1 December 2013. It follows close on the heels of the re-release of their newly remastered debut LP, “Lunatic Frame.” Alternative music fans should get in early.


-S. McCauley

Staff Press Release Writer



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