+ “The Lost They Are A Generation” Album Review – by John Vettese, The Key XPN.

+ “Ampersand Imperfecta” French Album Review – by Jocelyn H.,

+ “The REAL Tiny Desk Contest Winners” – by Bryce Rudow, Some Songs Considered #042.

+ One of “Five local acts that will have your ears smiling” – by Kate Concannon, Philly Current: Sound Issue.

+ NPR Tiny Desk Contest Fan Pick: One-Person Bands – by Rachel Horn, Tiny Desk Contest Tumblr.

+ “Velvet Crayon: Always Weird (and Sometimes Naked)” by Brianna Spause, Jump Magazine.

+ Sideshow Act Velvet Crayon on Performance Art and ‘American Horror Story’ – by Kim Kelly, Wandering Sound.

+ In Real Life: “Join the Circus” – by Kimzilla and Emily, WFMU-FM (pop-up player).

+ NPR Tiny Desk Contest Spotlight: One Person Bands – by Ben Naddaff-Hafrey, Tiny Desk Contest Tumblr.

+ Jon Solomon’s “Local Support”: Episode 32 & Episode 59.

+ The Smoking Gun Revue – by Roc Borja,

+ Finally, A Band Unafraid Of Global Warming, Penguins – by Maura,

+ “Chatsworth(‘s) one-man noise maker” – the Trentonian.

+ “…risking it all in a support slot for the most promising local talent: a solo artist … dubbed ‘Velvet Crayon’ who could play 13 instruments at once…” – Mike of The Franks.

+ Dead Flowers Presents: Mad Summer Block Party II – by Roc Borja,

+ “One-man performance art and music project” – by Meredith Graves, Rookie.

Velvet Crayon is a cocksucking, angry, sentimental cripple out for pedestrian justice, and he’ll get it anyway he can. His songs shimmer with resplendent, fuzzed out crotch-grabbiness, at one moment punching you in your tranquilized puss, and the next humming you to a mummified, tweaking coma of back alley daymares. If you know what’s good for you, you’ll run like hell when this little shitbag takes the stage…but you don’t know what’s good for you, do you? If you did, the Velvet Crayon would have nothing to write songs about.

– Danby Pryce of Vote Smith


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