Midday Veil – “Choreia” Music Video Premiere

Have you ever wondered what it’d be like to trip out in Midday Veil‘s practice space with them? Well, now you can virtually, through the wonders of the first video from their upcoming album, The Current (release date and label TBD). Whereas this video’s predecessor, Moon Temple, set a high water mark for godhead hallucinogen mimicry, this one’s a bit more subtle. It’s like the difference between ingesting a heroic dose of mushrooms before meditating in the woods and casually dropping a quarter tab of acid to jet fuel a night of social drinking. Both are fun, and it really depends on what you’re in the mood for.

The way Midday Veil swirl subtle layering effects together to recreate distorted states of consciousness goes hand-in-hand with their modus operandi of consciousness expansion. My favorite part is when it focuses on David Golightly playing the keys and you get the classic LSD chemtrail effect — or when there’s a bunch of freaky keyboard noise, and then I realize it’s actually Tim Mason, the guitar player. Or the part where Emily smiles at the camera and her image kind of dissipates into the ether. It’s all pretty fun, but more than anything gives a teaser for their new album which I’m sure will be even more potently psych-tastic.





You can download “Choreia” on Midday Veil’s SoundCloud page or our Pour Le Corps||MIND Mixtape.

Midday Veil are heading down the West Coast this month for a string of dates with California fuzz-n’-wah-lords White Manna (Holy Mountain), as well as Seattle and Vancouver shows with Krautrock legends Faust. Full dates below, along with their latest promo photos, which are faerie exceptional.

10/15 The Comet Tavern, Seattle, WA
    w/ Faust, Dull Knife
10/17 The Waldorf Hotel, Vancouver, BC
    w/ Faust, Von Bingen
10/23 The Shanty, Eureka, CA
    w/ White Manna, Howlin Rain
10/24 The Hemlock, San Francisco, CA
    w/ White Manna, Ersatz
10/25 White Rock, Oakland, CA
    w/ White Manna, Clipd Beaks
10/26 Human Resources, Los Angeles, CA
    w/ White Manna, Warm Climate
10/27 Shanghai’d Room, Huntington Beach, CA
    w/ White Manna, Ahkiyyini
10/28 Soda Bar, San Diego, CA
    w/ White Manna, Los Loaded Saints
10/31 Ditch Projects, Springfield, OR
    w/ White Manna
11/1 East End, Portland, OR
    w/ Eternal Tapestry, Hot Victory, Grapefruit

Photography by Frank Correa

Photography by Frank Correa

Photography by Marleigh Katarina; Processing by Midday Veil


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Vee Hua 華婷婷 (they/them) is a writer, filmmaker, and organizer with semi-nomadic tendencies. Much of their work unifies their metaphysical interests with their belief that art can positively transform the self and society. They are the Editor-in-Chief of REDEFINE, Interim Managing Editor of South Seattle Emerald, and Co-Chair of the Seattle Arts Commission. They also previously served as the Executive Director of the interdisciplinary community hub, Northwest Film Forum, where they played a key role in making the space more welcoming and accessible for diverse audiences.

Vee has two narrative short films. Searching Skies (2017) touches on Syrian refugee resettlement in the United States; with it, they helped co-organize The Seventh Art Stand, a national film and civil rights discussion series against Islamophobia. Reckless Spirits (2022) is a metaphysical, multi-lingual POC buddy comedy for a bleak new era, in anticipation of a feature-length project.

Vee is passionate about cultural space, the environment, and finding ways to covertly and overtly disrupt oppressive structures. They also regularly share observational human stories through their storytelling newsletter, RAMBLIN’ WITH VEE!, and are pursuing a Master’s in Tribal Resource and Environmental Stewardship under the Native American Studies Department at the University of Minnesota.

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