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The Veldt, Spaceship Days, Radioactive Toy Set 

When: Fri., Sept. 14, 10 p.m. 2012
Price: Free
Since playing a few reunion gigs last year, local alternative legends The Veldt have been working on the band's first album in a decade and a half—tentatively titled Resurrection Hymns—but break to headline SPARKcon's musicSPARK. Though vocalist Daniel Chavis hesitates to use the term "reunion" following the band's unannounced hiatus—"We just didn't play," he says—he does justify its return. "[We realized] a lot of indie shit that's out now sucks, so we said why not," explains Chavis, who co-leads the band with his guitarist twin brother Danny. "For the most part, we were ahead of our time anyway."

With The Veldt on the backburner, the Chavis brothers focused on Apollo Heights, an electronica-leaning project whose lone LP featured guest spots from Mos Def, TV on the Radio's Dave Sitek and Cocteau Twins' Robin Guthrie. "[It's the] direction The Veldt was going sonically," Chavis says. As the brothers' attention shifts back to The Veldt, the lines between projects become increasingly blurred as they sort out which material best fits each. "As far as new Veldt material, it's kind of back to the basics," claims Chavis. Along with The Veldt's noted shoegaze influence, Chavis says it's evident they've been listening to Brian Jonestown Massacre, The Warlocks, Spacemen 3 and "a lot of blues." Spaceship Days and Radioactive Toy Set open. —Spencer Griffith

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