Videos

No rest for the wabbit

Steamathon was amazing this year. We’ll have some video for you soon. In the meantime, we’ve got an exciting weekend ahead,and we’d love for you to be a part of it.

Listen to the Nathaniel Johnstone Band’s greatest hits
February 5th at Bombay in Ventura, CA.
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February 6th at CIA in North Hollywood, CA.
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Are you fearing the rider? Well, you should.

Our friends in Chamber Band produced this amazing cover of our song, “Fear the Rider”. We could not be more honored!

Definitely check out their other stuff:

Chamber Band’s first album, Dieties, offers catchy songs of relationship drama in the world of Dungeons and Dragons.

Fan funded on Kickstarter, the new album (Careers), is a tribute to the Hunger Games. And it rocks.


But, back on topic.

Red Sky Productions made this fun video of our own version, with footage from the first annual Oxnard Steampunk Fest! If you weren’t there, here’s some incentive to fix that next year!

…and here’s a promo we made for the event. It’s outdated!
(Sorry about that. It’s still fun, though)


Interested in recording your own cover? Here’s the lyrics and chords and stuff!

The Whovian People

The Velveteen Band loves cosplay. That should go without saying; just look at us!

Cosplayers inspire us by doing something we’ve always strived for: they envision a world more exciting or colorful than our own, and then physically embody it so the rest of us can see what they’re looking at, and what we’ve been missing.

This became clear to us while filming our 2014 Comic-Con video.  In particular, the Doctor Who cosplayers stood out. This is a group that celebrates intellect over violence, creativity in all things, and the richness and diversity of other cultures. Rock on!

So, when we went back this year, we wanted to do something a little special for them…

The Velveteen Band presents a mashup between Marilyn Manson’s “The Beautiful People” and the Doctor Who theme song (originally by Ron Grainer), with lyrics by us about Doctor Who cosplayers.

Much love to everyone we managed to drag into our crazy world for a few minutes. You’re why we did this.


You may download the song for free from this link on SoundCloud. You will also be able to stream our whole album there. Please do, and tell your friends about us!


LYRICS
(by Aaron Levitz, Jason Amelio, Claire Flores and Dan Flores):

I wanna watch you, I’d love to meet you.
I’ll wait in panel lines just to greet you.
But what to wear at the Comic-Con?
So many cosplay options, you can’t go wrong!

The Whovian People, The Whovian People.
are all dressing up as the good and evil.
Silence, Ood, or Cybermen!
Angels, Doctors, Companions!

Rolling Daleks, so full of hate…
Brandish those plungers! Exterminate!!

[Chorus:]
Hey! You! Alons-y!!
I’ve got a screwdriver. Follow me!
Hey! You, watching BBC!
If you’re the companion, I know what I’ll be.

Those creepy statues drive me to drink.
Don’t look away. Don’t even blink.

The Whovian People, The Whovian People,
are all dressing up as the good and evil.
Machines and monsters, ready to go.
Call boxes face the void. Geronimo!

[Chorus]

Rolling Daleks, so full of hate…
Brandish those plungers! Exterminate!

The Whovian People
The Whovian People (aahh) [x4]

[Chorus x2]

The Whovian People [x8]