Updated: May 8, 2020

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Cerulean (/səˈruːliən/) is a dark sky blue. The word is derived from the Latin word caeruleus, meaning “dark blue,” which in turn is derived from caerulum, the diminutive of caelum, meaning “sky” or “heaven.”

Cerulean Veins hints at the notion of “blue blood” — the fallacy that a select few have a birth or blood right — but speaks instead to the blue veins that carry oxygen-less blood back to the heart, as opposed to arteries, which carry red, oxygen-rich blood throughout the body.

It is said that Cerulean Veins manifests itself under the skin.

The Band +

Cerulean Veins is a post-punk band formed by husband and wife Dustin Frelich and Amanda Toombs in San Diego during 2013. They have released three full-length albums, 17 singles and have played shows in and around the uptown San Diego area.

The band consists of singer and bassist Dustin Frelich, keyboardist Amanda Toombs, guitarist Paul Welch and drummer Matt Yansch.

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“I have a weakness for certain flavors of dark wave, and San Diego’s superb CV gets it right on all levels. They traffic in dark sonics, kickass melodies, stirring vocals, and cool, haunted lyrics, and wrap it all in a bow for those who dig the chillier side of post-punk. The opening “Fell in Love” is catchy as hell with terrific sing-along choruses. “Hello, Darkness” channels Ian Curtis, while “Boo” and “Ghost Memory” hover closer to Chameleons territory. These are only signposts to let you know what to expect: a terrific example of modern post-punk that is one of the best albums you’ll hear this year. All the songs rule, and you can’t go wrong. (ceruleanveins.com)”

– Jack Rabid (Big Takeover #86, 40th anniversary issue, Spring 2020)

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Dustin Frelich (Vocals, Bass)
Amanda Toombs (Keys)
Paul Welch (Guitar)
Matt Yansch (Drums)

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Blue (January 10. 2020)
Ado (November 11, 2017)
Self-Entitled (March 23, 2016)

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Boo (December 10, 2019)
Stoplove (July 19, 2016)
Zelda (December 17, 2015)
Just Want (November 24, 2015)
Laugh with the Lonely (October 20, 2015)
Hex Me (August 25, 2015)
Love Like You Will (June 30, 2015)
Kiss Me, Kill Me (May 14, 2015)
Human (March 10, 2015)
The Moment (January 27, 2015)
Be Still (December 9, 2014)
Girls Will Dance (October 2, 2014)
In Your Love (July 15, 2014)
Stranger (April 14, 2014)
Last Words (January 13, 2014)
Echo (November 17, 2013)
Black and White (September 7, 2013)