An excellent indie band from Philadephia that not many people have heard or seen. They play small clubs in PA, NY, NJ, DE, and MD. A review of their Butterfly Ep in Carpe Noctem Issue 13 reads as follows:
It's one thing to write gloomy music with a simple combination of dour lyrics and minor keys, but it's another to use atmosphere, dynamics, and raw feeling to sculpt a dark sound with emotional resonance. Tapping The Vein utilize this latter approach in crafting the moody songs which appear on their 5-song Butterfly EP.
However, what distinguishes them from other bands is that they use the music as a tapestry upon which Heather paints a picture, using her "capacity to fly from one emotional and auricular extreme to another in one second flat..." (Horror Online August 1999)

Tapping the Vein is:

Their current releases are:


  1. Butterfly
  2. Broken
  3. Inside
  4. Falling In
  5. Numb
  1. Beautiful
  2. Everything
  3. Bleed
  4. Undone
  5. The River
  6. Crushing
Go to their website for more info and song samples.
songs available for download at I planned on finishing the lyrics but i need to crash on the bed for a few hours
I eagerly await their full length album due out, hopefully, sometime this year.

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