Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there’s nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to the latest instalment of DIY Discovery, where I introduce you to artists who have sent me their music directly (and who don’t suck — that’s definitely part of the deal too). If you’d like to get in on that action, scroll down to the bottom of the page. But first, feast your ears (and, fittingly, your eyes) on today’s fantastic — and fantastically freaky — find:
HOME: Raleigh, N.C.
STYLE: Psychedelic space-prog doom-rock.
LATEST RELEASE: The suitably slow-moving single Crawling Creatures, a followup to their expansive 2017 EP Paradox of Eternal Limits.
MY PITHY DESCRIPTION: “Hey, I’ve got an idea! Let’s take all the acid we can find on Halloween, put green strobe lights in all the lamps and play A Saucerful of Secrets at full volume while watching 2001’s Star Gate sequence on endless repeat!”
TEN ADJECTIVES FOR THEIR MUSIC: Spooky, trippy, epic, mindblowing, ominous, transcendent, proggy, heavy, bombastic, experimental.
WHO THEY SOUND LIKE: Pink Floyd, Sonic Youth, Hawkwind, Black Sabbath, Jefferson Airplane and Jethro Tull — after they’ve been discombobulated into their component parts and randomly reassembled by stoned aliens.
IN THEIR OWN WORDS
“EYEBALL is a collective of beings from Raleigh, North Carolina (USA) who combine their music with effects, noise, and feedback to venture beyond the astral realm of psychedelic neo-space rock.
“Through a mutual interest in art and music, in 2015 drummer Trey McLamb and guitarist Myriam Martian began exploring effects-driven sounds with lyrical themes of mysticism, biology, science and astronomy to compose music and soundscapes that avoids conforming to any one style or genre. Sharing a common vision, they were soon joined by bassist Brian Oaksford and keyboardist Aaron Albrecht who completed the lineup.
“The group’s first performance was a live broadcast on Esoterica Radio and they’ve since become a feature act in the underground club circuit and music festival scene. They have released three promotional videos of which Acid War reached #1 on Unsigned Top Charts, and Inside The Moon briefly held the #1 spot on Way Out Radio. This was followed up with their acclaimed debut EP release Paradox of Eternal Limits and the digital-only single Crawling Creatures, all produced by Jeff Eacho.”
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