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The Veils throw back the curtain on new single “Iodine & Iron” — listen

London rockers deliver a sad-eyed “love song about life’s end,” co-produced by El-P of Run The Jewels

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    If you’ve ever had the urge to write out all of your regrets on a sheet of paper or hole up in your apartment and drink enough whiskey to make you go blind, oh boy, do I have a band for you. London-based indie rockers The Veils make the kind of sad-bastard music that makes you question all of your life’s decisions, and that is some of the highest praise a brooding songwriter like Finn Andrews can get.

    While writing the band’s latest single, “Iodine & Iron”, Andrews played to his strengths and didn’t second-guess himself into oblivion. “‘Iodine & Iron’ is that rare breed of song written in one sitting with no editing,” he explains. “I felt as though I caught it clean, without even looking.” It wasn’t even meant to be a Veils song initially, but he sat on it for a while until the band eventually recorded it “late at night, in a little studio in north London.”

    The funny thing is, this one sounds like a late-at-night kind of song. There’s something vaguely country about it, as if sad cowboys didn’t come from the American West but from the streets of London. “To me,” Andrews says, “it’s a love song about life’s end and our inevitable, magical return to the elements.” Check it out below.

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    “Iodine & Iron” appears on The Veils’ forthcoming album Total Depravity, due out August 26th via Nettwerk Records. It was produced by the band alongside Adam Greenspan and El-P of Run the Jewels, strangely enough. Check out the album artwork and tracklist below, and scroll down to see the band’s full tour itinerary.

    Total Depravity Album Artwork:

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    Total Depravity Tracklist:
    01. Axolotl
    02. A Bit on the Side
    03. Low Lays the Devil
    04. King of Chrome
    05. Swimming with the Crocodiles
    06. Here Come the Dead
    07. In the Blood
    08. Iodine & Iron
    09. House of Spirits
    10. Do Your Bones Glow At Night?
    11. In the Nightfall
    12. Total Depravity

    The Veils 2016 Tour Dates:
    10/21 – Milan, IT @ Serraglio
    10/22 – Bologna, IT @ Locomotiv
    10/25 – London, UK @ KOKO
    10/29 – Paris, FR @ La Maroquinerie
    11/01 – New York, NY @ Bowery Ballroom
    11/03 – Toronto, ON @ Horseshoe
    11/04 – Washington, DC @ DC9
    11/07 – Los Angeles, CA @ The Roxy
    11/09 – San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
    11/11 – Vancouver, BC @ Fortune Sound
    11/12 – Seattle, WA @ Barboza
    11/23 – Berlin, DE @ Bi Nuu
    11/24 – Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
    11/25 – Brussels, BE @ Orangerie

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