Velcro Mindset is one of Seattle’s most premiere current bands. With an ever expanding brand, Velcro Mindset has performed at impressive Seattle landmarks, such as The Showbox SoDo Seattle, for the Seattle Sound Bite. Velcro Mindset also performed at Hard Rock Seattle, Central Saloon, El Corazon, Owl N Thistle, Northgate Mall, Fado, Pete's in Carnation, Twilight Seattle, Cafe Venus/ Mars Bar, Victory Lounge, The Shanty, The Motor, Red Hook Brewing Company, and Studio Seven in the Washington area.
Velcro Mindset was originally formed in 2006 by Pat Rosholt and Josh Holmes. After self producing their EP, they decided their career path was to create super fun music for the masses. Next came 8 new songs, which were added with the four song EP, and remixed, to create Velcro Mindset's 1st full length cd "Bring On The Strange", recorded at The Tonic Room Studios in Boise, Idaho. After gaining accolades from "Bring On The Strange", the band continues to write and play new, original music, sometimes slipping in the occasional cover song to their live shows. Being based in Seattle has opened wonderful opportunities to perform in some of Seattle's most iconic venues, such as ShowBox Sodo, Hard Rock Cafe, and Red Hook Brewery. Velcro Mindset has also had the honor of using their music, and fan base, to raise money and awareness through television and live shows, for many wonderful not for profit agencies. The band feels this is the best way to give back to a city and country that they love so much. Near the end of 2011, Velcro Mindset signed with the Tate Music Group and, in early 2012, produced 8 more songs for national release. Please enjoy the future's classic rock.
Pat Rosholt, Josh Holmes, Ben Quayle and Chris Weyers are Velcro Mindset. With each member bringing a unique point of view and musical styling to the band, Velcro Mindset can’t be held captive by one (or many) genres. Their sound draws off of rock and blues Americana -with undertones paying homage to their Seattle roots. The descriptions for Velcro Mindset are endless and forth-reaching to a diverse demographic.
Pat Rosholt - Vocals, Rhythm Guitar
Chris Weyers - Lead Guitar
Joshua Holmes - Drums
Ben Quayle - Bass Guitar
Velcro Mindset - Bring On The Strange. Songs are streaming at Indie-music.com. velcromindset.com
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Velcro Mindset gets positive reviews!!
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Article by: Geoffrey Cleaver, Voluntarily listening to is garage-rock jam band is always at t...
Article by: Geoffrey Cleaver,
Voluntarily listening to is garage-rock jam band is always at the bottom of my to-do list. Normally, garage-rock jam bands are a dime a dozen. In the Pacific Northwest it seems these bands are a penny a dozen! The only thing worse than listening to a garage-rock band play live is suffering through their albums, which consequently are usually made via ProTools!
Thus, I was perplexed as to how I came about volunteering to do a review for a Seattle based band. “Bring On The Strange” is the debut album for a rising four piece rock band called Velcro Mindset. Immediately, my loathing attitude turned to a loving one. The songs are smartly written and backed by musicians who actually know what they are doing! At one point, I was so intrigued by Velcro Mindset, I found myself trying to sing along!
Velcro Mindset boasts twelve addictive tracks pumped with original material. Each song clearly achieves the message, and tone, the band was striving for. Velcro Mindset is definitely not an experimental rock album housed by guys looking to fill the nights of their mundane lives. Velcro Mindset actually has something going for them, Talent! “Bring On The Strange” cleverly possesses many subtleties which makes each re-listen a new experience! I can’t think of any other band today who has this much depth and layering within a debut indie album.
Velcro Mindset slightly mirrors the familiarity of the nineties while referencing their own modern musical concepts. The band is a testament to their heroes of the past while influencing what music will sound like to future generations. Each facet of Velcro Mindset’s inimitable sound is conveyed through pristine pitch vocals, driving drums, parallel yet raw base lines, and unwavering lead guitar licks.
My suggested top tracks for “Bring On The Strange” are Pagerism, Diggit, and Auto Pilot’s Door. These three songs correctly represent the vast catalog of musical references within the album. From catchy pop-like chorus’- to deep, sultry blues- to devastatingly hard, rock your ass off tracks, this album will appeal to any true music coinsure. This album is daring yet familiar, fashionable yet unground, and beautifully written yet infused with dirty, rock n’roll grit.
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"Velcro Mindset is one band who can restore Seattle's reputation for great music with an addictive s..."Velcro Mindset is one band who can restore Seattle's reputation for great music with an addictive sound! A combination of rock and aggressive pop subtly describes what the critics in Seattle are celebrating. The four piece band, who just recently came together as a spin off derived from other underground bands, are currently promoting their debut disc Bring on the Strange. Respected peers within the industry and social media have all lionized Velcro Mindset with praise and rave reviews."
Helene Vece, Jumpstart Ink. (www.jumpstartink.com)
Fire And A Fly
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In the rock genre, everyone is fighting to stand out from the rest of the crowd and competition. Vel...In the rock genre, everyone is fighting to stand out from the rest of the crowd and competition. Velcro Mindset without a doubt rises to the spotlight with this song alone. Great influences all throughout here from jazz, blues, soul, funk, to Pop tinged vocals...this has a little bit of everything in it. The musicianship is outstanding and the production is spot on. This rocks clear and pulls you right in. Exciting vibe and a great must-listen.
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Somehow Velcro Mindset makes me wonder if this is how Barenaked Ladies would sound in the 70's. Fun,...Somehow Velcro Mindset makes me wonder if this is how Barenaked Ladies would sound in the 70's. Fun, yet laid-back with a slight 70's rock flare, and great musicianship.
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Velcro Mindset is a cool Seattle band with a serious old school Zeppelin/Blues rock vibe and excelle...Velcro Mindset is a cool Seattle band with a serious old school Zeppelin/Blues rock vibe and excellent riffs and songwriting.
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This group has a great bluesy sound with a bit of an edge. Frontman Pat Rosholt’s delivers rich, pas...This group has a great bluesy sound with a bit of an edge. Frontman Pat Rosholt’s delivers rich, passionate vocals while the rest of the band... lays down a groove that’s worth the price of admission all by itself. The result: songs that stick with you all day.
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Much rock is messy, with a whole lot of intentional feedback. Velcro Mindset, in contrast, is like r...Much rock is messy, with a whole lot of intentional feedback. Velcro Mindset, in contrast, is like rock's Mr. Clean. No mess, no spill.
These three songs feature clean chords and clear vocals. Everything fits into place, like a jigsaw puzzle. It all may make you long for a little loose jamming, but it's hard not to appreciate the utter precision that went into these recordings.
Fire and a Fly/Pagerism/Ring in the Chest/Heed the Curl/Diggity/Second Chance/Auto Pilot's Door/On Down/Better Way/Cut Off The Lip/Density/Colonelinski. We shoot for 1.5 hr sets and can do 2 hrs with cover songs from Widespread Panic, Paul Simon, James Brown, The Beatles, The Dead.
There are no upcoming dates at this time.