VENEER is the creation of songwriter Pat Salway, a channel for the spirit, Blone Noble.
The 2014 vinyl release of Casual Magic gave birth to Veneer Publications, a label founded by Pat Salway to ensure the ideas of Blone Noble would have a home in the world. Casual Magic was recorded at Wine Ghost Studio in East Hollywood, CA and features Blind Matty and members of Dr. Boogie.
The second release from Veneer Publications, Chainspreader (2015), was recorded by Jonny Bell at Jazz Cats Studio in Long Beach, CA. The album features members of Cheap Tissue, Telephone Lovers and The Buttertones.
In 2016, Pat Salway returned to Jazz Cats to record Yesterday’s Freshies, the third installment from Veneer Publications.
“Yesterday’s Freshies is a eulogy to the idealism and stupidity of my youth. It’s narcissistic and pretentious, just like me. That’s why I decided to play all of the instruments myself. Like all of my albums, it’s about the death of a former-self and the birth of a new one; the cleansing of my channel to make more room for Blone Noble.”
Pat Salway is currently back at Jazz Cats recording the fourth VENEER album, Blone Noble and the Cynical Mystics.
“Yesterday’s Freshies” is out now on Burger Records
The Casual Magic LP is available HERE
Casual Magic and Chainspreader can be found on all major streaming and download services.