San Diego Indie rockers The Verigolds create music that is inspired by the wind that crosses between the beaches and deserts of Southern California.
The Verigolds started performing by collaborating with artist Celeste Byers whose vibrant, psychedelic, and dream-filled art was a perfect fit for the hippie, vibrant, eclectic scene of Ocean Beach, California. The Verigolds' sound channels the energy of this hippie enclave, ranging from folk woods experimentation to psychedelic dance groove.
"Mixing elements from indie rock, pop, folk, psychedelic, and alternative rock, The Verigolds are a modern blend of timeless sounds." - The Huffington Post
With the anthemic haunting vocals of Jenna Cotton matched with the intricate guitar of Eliot Ross, creative flowing phrases of Ben Smedley on the keys and the soul/punk groove of drummer Craig Schreiber, the music explodes with originality and life. Experimentation with new synths, pedals, and vocals has led the band to a more dazzling sonic spectacle that turns the body and spirit on.
After showcasing at the San Diego Music Thing in late 2014, The Verigolds have closed out all of the rock radio stations in San Diego (91x, FM949 and Rock1053), played on Laguna Beach KX 93.5, in addition to performing at San Diego's premiere venues (Belly Up, Casbah, Soda Bar, Music Box and House of Blues), opening for national/global touring acts including PHASES, Hey Rosetta!, Andrew Belle, Magic Giant, Dick Diver, Mother Mother, The Young Wild, Emily Jane White, as well as performing on the main stage of Hillcrest Cityfest 2015 and Pacific Beachfest 2015.
Their debut album "For Margaret" was released March 26th, premiered by The Revue and featured in various national/global blogs and publications.
"For Margaret is a debut, but it has the markings of a band who have found their sound. This isn't a diamond in the rough, by a multifaceted jewel." - Here Comes the Flood
"If you were at our last SoundDiego Live, you'd know that the Verigolds are a lot of things: experimental, poppy, psychedelic, dreamy -- but above all, they’re chill as all get out. Maybe that’s the reason everyone absolutely loves 'em." - NBC SoundDiego
"Jenna Cotton illustrates, along with The Verigolds, the era of psychedelic tranquility, that emerged from artists in Laurel Canyon in the 60s and 70s. Amongst the look, feel, and certain sounds that can be traced to this root, Cotton’s voice on this track is from another era, which once again adds to the deception of this song that is so attractive." - Girl Underground Music
"If you get the chance, press play on The Verigolds because you will be instantly swept away to the ’60s surf and psychedelic rock era, complete with face paint, keyboards and mystic guitar rifts." - 4L Magazine
"Mid-week coolness from The Verigolds. Lots of synth/keyboard driven vibes, dig the mix of vocals, nice harmonies filled in with some jangy guitars and solid band performance all around. It’s a new sound, hybrid of sorts but that’s the history of rock, reminds me of Bands like Foxygen, not easy to lump into some category created by the powers that be. Makes for a more active listening session, puts the fun back into guessing where they came up with this sound…." - 50 Third and 3rd
"The song conjures their reliably psychedelic, experimental spacescape with vocalist Jenna “Juniper” Cotton channeling the alluring echo of Neko Case." - Free Bike Valet