VEER Announces Launch Party For “Soft Machines”


Rock band VEER is releasing their second album “Soft Machines” with a launch party hosted by 98 Rock and Cult Classic Brewing in Stevensville on July 22, and their vision for the record is out of this world.

The band’s self-proclaimed “space album” comes more than four years after Ronald Malfi, Jon Malfi, Ryan Fowler and Christian Mathis created their debut record, “Apocalyptic, Baby.” That effort led to them being awarded Best Rock Band by the Maryland Music Awards and receiving Best Rock Song for their single, "Come Clean," by the World Songwriting Awards, an international organization that promotes and recognizes songwriting in various genres throughout 129 countries worldwide.

“As a band, we pushed this second album in a different direction than the first,” Ronald said. “It's sonically more mature, with layered melodies and more intricate and nuanced chord structures. It's arguably a concept album, running a thematic balance between the organic nature of humankind and the dreamlike, fanciful notions of transcending beyond that humanity — a literal ‘blast off’ from the human race.”

The band Satellites will take the stage during the launch party, and DJ Michael K will host an afterparty.

The Malfi brothers grew up in Severna Park, and with their bandmates, they cultivated a following that supported VEER at shows statewide. They have performed during shows for Buckcherry, Sponge, Fuel, Puddle of Mudd, Trapt and 40 Below Summer.

VEER hopes that rock fans appreciate their new album, which is chock full of heavy riffs, catchy choruses and thought-provoking lyrics.

“The title, ‘Soft Machines,’ which comes from a line in our song ‘Red Tide,’ is just another phrase for people,” Ronald said. “We're all just soft, fleshy machines, toiling about on this pale blue dot.”

Cult Classic Brewing is located at 1169 Shopping Center Road in Stevensville. Doors open at 7:00pm. Tickets are $25 and can be purchased here.


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