The Velvet Teen

From The Jr. Science Club

The Velvet Teen is an American indie rock trio from Sonoma County, California.


The Velvet Teen was formed by Logan Whitehurst and Judah Nagler as 'The Secret Band.' As 'The Secret Band', they released Special Little Devil. They later changed their name to 'The Velvet Teen' and released a 6-song EP, Comasynthesis in 2000. In 2001, Josh Staples joined the band, and the trio recorded their second EP, The Great Beast February.

In 2002, they released their first full-length album, Out of the Fierce Parade, produced by Chris Walla, with artwork by Whitehurst.

Their second full-length album, Elysium, was released in 2004.

In 2004, 2 months before the release of Elysium, Whitehurst was diagnosed with brain cancer and left the band to focus on his treatment and his music as Logan Whitehurst & the Jr Science Club. Casey Deitz replaced him as the band's drummer.


Studio albums

  • Out of the Fierce Parade (March 19, 2002)
  • Elysium (July 20, 2004)
  • Cum Laude! (July 25, 2006)
  • All Is Illusory (June 30, 2015)

Singles & EPs

  • Comasynthesis EP (March 2000)
    1. "Your Cell"
    2. "Super Me"
    3. "Never Happy"
    4. "Milo 7"
    5. "Penning the Penultimate"
    6. "Reverie to Chanticleer"
  • The Great Beast February EP (February 2001)
    1. "Naked Girl"
    2. "Counting Backwards"
    3. "Mother of Love"
  • Immortality EP (December 2001)
    1. "Stay with Me"
    2. "Weddings and Wakes"
    3. "Heaven"
    4. "No One Will Ever Love You" (The Magnetic Fields cover)
  • The Velvet Teen/Sin in Space Split 7" (September 2004)
    1. "Code Red" – The Velvet Teen
    2. "Go!" – The Velvet Teen (Tones on Tail cover)
    3. "Extraterrestrial" – Sin In Space
    4. "Do You Love Me Now?" – Sin in Space (The Breeders cover)
  • GyzmKid EP (May 9, 2006)
    1. "GyzmKid"
    2. "Spin the Wink" (Little Cat Remix)
    3. "False Profits" (Cute Version)
  • No Star (November 11, 2010)
    1. "No Star"
    2. "Forfor"
    3. "Fixing a Faucet"
    4. "Pavlovian Bell"


  • Plus, Minus, Equals (The Great Beast February and Comasynthesis) (July 16, 2002)
    • Combines The Great Beast February EP and Comasynthesis EP onto one CD
  • Secrets Safe, A Buried Box (Japanese only compilation CD) (October 29, 2004)
    • Collects the Immortality EP and unreleased tracks