A vintage power pop music group in the custom from the Raspberries and Big Superstar, Velvet Crush shaped in Rhode Island in 1989, although their root base actually extended western to Champaign, Illinois, where vocalist/bassist Paul Chastain and drummer Ric Menck initial met and began performing jointly. There Menck founded his very own little label, Picture Reserve, which he and Chastain documented single material in addition to singles under several group names just like the Springfields, Choo Choo Teach, the Paint Established, and Bag-O-Shells. Picture Reserve also released information with the Milwaukee-based Light Sisters, led by guitarist Jeffrey Borchardt, with whom Menck struck up a camaraderie. When Borchardt ultimately transferred to Providence, Rhode Isle in 1988, he inspired Menck and Chastain to check out; they do, and Velvet Crush shortly began executing their first displays. In 1991, longtime friend Matthew Special created their debut, In the current presence of Greatness; popular with the United kingdom music press, the record gained the group a cope with the important U.K. label Creation. For 1994’s Teenage Symphonies to God (the name extracted from Brian Wilson’s explanation from the music designed for the Seaside Boys’ renowned SMiLe LP), Velvet Crush enlisted manufacturer Mitch Easter, known for his use R.E.M. so when the first choice of Let’s Energetic. The associates of the group also continuing working on single tasks, with Menck issuing the single collection The Ballad of Ric Menck in 1996. The long-awaited third Velvet Crush LP, Large Changes, finally made an appearance over the band’s very own Actions Musik imprint in 1998. Minus Borchardt, the group resurfaced in 1999 with Totally free Expression. Rock and roll Concert was released in fall 2000. In 2002, Chastain and Menck teamed up with Matthew Special, who created and performed multiple equipment on Velvet Crush’s record Soft Noises. Velvet Crush came back using a harder rocking audio on 2004’s Stereo system Blues, which highlighted creation from Adam Schmitt. Velvet Crush’s documenting career continued hold out of this stage on, however the group continuing to play periodic concert events. In 2016, Omnivore Information released Pre-Teen Symphonies, a assortment of demos and live monitors in the Teenage Symphonies to God period.