The Glorious Veins
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The Glorious Veins

New York City, New York, United States | SELF

New York City, New York, United States | SELF
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"A Night with the Glorious Veins"

That mixture of cheek and sincerity is characteristic of The Glorious Veins, an unsigned four-man rock group that has been working the New York area indie scene for the better part of three years. The Veins—Pangman, guitarist Matt Howels, bassist Lee Grasso, and drummer Wiggy Colmenares—are both dedicated and laid back, impassioned and immature, talented and crude. They are also almost pathologically unconcerned about spending more than two hours in The Bitter End’s tiny green room with a journalist and a tape recorder. - Tim Kennedy via Yeah New York


"A Night with the Glorious Veins"

That mixture of cheek and sincerity is characteristic of The Glorious Veins, an unsigned four-man rock group that has been working the New York area indie scene for the better part of three years. The Veins—Pangman, guitarist Matt Howels, bassist Lee Grasso, and drummer Wiggy Colmenares—are both dedicated and laid back, impassioned and immature, talented and crude. They are also almost pathologically unconcerned about spending more than two hours in The Bitter End’s tiny green room with a journalist and a tape recorder. - Tim Kennedy via Yeah New York


"Members of Glorious Veins hail from around the globe; band set to play Shamrock’s Pub"

With members from Wisconsin to London to the Philippines, and back now to New York City, The Glorious Veins are a veritable United Nations of rock and roll. - NICK HARRAH via Herald Dispatch


"Members of Glorious Veins hail from around the globe; band set to play Shamrock’s Pub"

With members from Wisconsin to London to the Philippines, and back now to New York City, The Glorious Veins are a veritable United Nations of rock and roll. - NICK HARRAH via Herald Dispatch


"The Glorious Veins"

Four souls spread over three continents decided to go to New York to pursue a dream. It all began like most fairy tales of old, with a chance encounter on Craigslist. Fast forward a bit and what you have is The Glorious Veins, a band of four gentlemen who describe their sound as “bluesy post-punk dance rock from Mars,” and to tell the truth, that description is pretty spot on. What they don’t mention is that it’s really good bluesy post-punk dance rock, no matter what planet it hails from. - Tiffiny via The Ruckus


"The Glorious Veins"

Four souls spread over three continents decided to go to New York to pursue a dream. It all began like most fairy tales of old, with a chance encounter on Craigslist. Fast forward a bit and what you have is The Glorious Veins, a band of four gentlemen who describe their sound as “bluesy post-punk dance rock from Mars,” and to tell the truth, that description is pretty spot on. What they don’t mention is that it’s really good bluesy post-punk dance rock, no matter what planet it hails from. - Tiffiny via The Ruckus


"The Glorious Veins - Self-Titled"

So there you have it, a very diverse and talented group of guys. These guys would probably be so awesome to see live. I'm just going to say it, I want an interview with them. They seem like a pretty cool group of guys. - dbattersby via On My Radar


"Bleeding Edge: The Glorious Veins Rip it Up on Their Debut LP"

OK, I’ll admit it – when I first fired up “Blue Eyed Crazy,” by The Glorious Veins, something to the effect of “Oooooo, damn good!” might have popped out of my mouth. My excitement only grew as I listened to each song on their self-titled debut LP – officially due out on March 5th.

...The album itself is a strong study in what sort of elements comprise a great debut. In particular, Paul Pangman terrific lyrics contributes a dramatic flow to the band's sound, a feature that is oftentimes missing from contemporary music. - Ross Condit via In Your Speakers


"Bleeding Edge: The Glorious Veins Rip it Up on Their Debut LP"

OK, I’ll admit it – when I first fired up “Blue Eyed Crazy,” by The Glorious Veins, something to the effect of “Oooooo, damn good!” might have popped out of my mouth. My excitement only grew as I listened to each song on their self-titled debut LP – officially due out on March 5th.

...The album itself is a strong study in what sort of elements comprise a great debut. In particular, Paul Pangman terrific lyrics contributes a dramatic flow to the band's sound, a feature that is oftentimes missing from contemporary music. - Ross Condit via In Your Speakers


Discography

"Savage Beat' - LP

Released February 2013
All songs written by Paul Pangman except for Call It Off, Introvert, Death Rattle, written by Matt Howels

All lyrics by Paul Pangman

Produced by The Glorious Veins
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered
by Jeff Berner at Galuminumfoil Studios
Mastered at Masterdisk by Alex Deturk
Album design and Artwork by Pierre Pobre

"The Glorious Veins" - LP

Released 05 March 2011
All songs written by Paul Pangman except for Matt's Song (New York City),
written by Matt Howels with lyrics by Ryan Buynak

Produced by The Glorious Veins
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered
by Jeff Berner at Galuminumfoil Studios
Album design and Artwork by Inodoro

"Cities" - EP

Released 25 December 2011
All songs written by Paul Pangman

Produced by The Glorious Veins
Recorded, Mixed and Mastered
by Jeff Berner at Galuminumfoil Studios
Album design and Artwork by Black Gold Design

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Bio

They came together with a mutual appreciation for all kinds of styles and a predilection for blending these influences to create a sound of their own.

The band’s singer and primary songwriter is Paul Pangman. Born and raised in Wisconsin, Paul showed a love and affinity for music from a very young age. Paul came to New York at the age of 18 to attend Columbia University, where he picked up the guitar and started writing music. In a few years he wrote well over 100 songs but he needed to find a band to play them. Fortunately for him, that was all about to change.

Matt “Howlin” Howels, the guitarist, was born and raised in London, England. He taught himself how to play at age 12 and has been blowing minds with his slashing skills ever since. In the UK, he played with many different bands while in college at Southhampton and in London after graduation. In October of 2007, Matt moved to New York City where he immediately fell into the downtown blues scene before joining The GV’s.

Lee Grasso, the bassist, was born and raised in Connecticut. Originally a guitar player, Lee found himself playing bass for The GV's after they did a line-up change during August of '08.

And last but not least, drummer Wiggy Colmenares. Born and raised in the Philippines, Wiggy started playing the drums in middle school. Music became his passion and he went on to play in many successful Filipino rock bands. He moved to New York City in 2007 with his family and now lives in Queens.