Vela Eyes
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Vela Eyes

San Francisco, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2014

San Francisco, California, United States
Established on Jan, 2014
Band Rock Post-punk




"Stars Before Dusk-Vela Eyes, Antonio Martinez, Alice X. Zhang"

"This San Fran based Indie Dream Pop band has definite potential. I am a huge advocate for shoegaze bands; some bands sound like carbon copies of Slowdive or MBV, but this band gives us a little more uniqueness away from the typical shoegaze sound. I absolutely love Vela Eyes’s sound. They are female fronted and combine shoegaze, post-punk and psych to create an ethereal and aggressive sound. " - Extollere Blog

"Q&A: Vela Eyes on passing out in the studio, taping merch to the car hood, and becoming 'a real band'"

"Vela Eyes is a relatively new indie-pop act right out of San Francisco that combines a huge, spaciously synthesized sound with the personality and camaraderie one can only find in decades-old friends. It’s a perfect fusion of the rawness of punk influences with the technical proficiency and sampling-song mapping of a DJ set." - SF Bay Guardian


Debut EP The Pleasure Sunrise released on June 7th.



With a patchwork of influences (Siouxie and the Banshees, Echo & the Bunnyman, Sonic Youth, Led Zeppelin, New Order and My Bloody Valentine) and by fusing elements of post punk, shoe gaze and psych rock, Vela Eyes produces an ethereal and aggressive soundscape. Front woman Florie Maschmeyer delivers powerful vocals and dreamy synths while Julia Johari adds harmony and rhythm guitar. Ian Zazueta create a unique soundscape as lead guitarist while Meredith Brion, on bass, and Andy Niven, on drums, hold down a driving rhythm section.

Band Members