Fifth Veil channels a rugged mysticism. The band creates surprising sonic worlds, deriving heavy riffs from the rhythms of Turkish folk music, weaving tight-knit vocal harmonies, and raising towering ridges of post-rock. The voice of lead singer John Boggs is a lantern - follow it as a guide through dark wastelands, narrow canyons, and snowy mountain passes.
Fifth Veil was formed in Boulder, Colorado in 2009, spent 2009-2011 in the Hudson Valley of New York, and has now returned to Colorado. These locations, and the resulting tension of wilderness vs. metropolis, continually influence the band - Fifth Veil celebrates and yearns for the vast, arid landscapes of the Inter-Mountain West while thriving off of the bottled energy and grit of the urban East Coast.
released May 19, 2011
The musicians of Lanterns:
John Boggs - lead voice, keys, samples
Conor Brown - percussion, flutes, clarinets, electric bass, dulcimer
Matt O'Koren - drums
A.J. Krumholz - guitar
Mike Lynch - guitar
Gabrielle Herbst (voice), Colorado String Quartet (strings on Spanish Dagger), Robin Su (violin on Subside), Kelsey Batson (viola on Subside), Jamie Clark (cello on Subside), Jimmy Pelizzari (guitar), Anthony Kingsley (electric bass).
Produced by John Boggs and Conor Brown
Recording: Conor Brown
Mixing: Chris Rubeo
Mastering: Randy Merrill at Masterdisk, NYC
Design: Elena Erber
Photography: Steve Levin and Debbie Abbott-Brown
Cover Artwork: Christophe Dessaigne
Special thanks to Sarah Jayne Frankel, Erin Franke, (erinfranke.com
), Tom Mark, and Contemporaneous (contemporaneous.org
All songs written by John Boggs and Conor Brown.
Copyright cp 2011 by Fifth Veil Music ASCAP.
All rights reserved.