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Now Hear This: Dead Man’s Eyes | III

The Cologne psyche-rockers serve up a triple play on their second studio album.

THE EDITED PRESS RELEASE: “It has taken four years for the Cologne band Dead Man’s Eyes to return with their second studio album, simply titled III. Similar to their previous full-length Words Of Prey (2018) and their debut EP Meet Me In The Desert (2013), the five-piece band perform a balancing act between genres. This time more than ever.

The album title already reveals the band’s intention. Three bundles, each consisting of three songs, are currently being pressed onto the black vinyl of their third release. Each of the bundles stands for a genre that shapes the band’s development. Sometimes it takes lap steel, blues harp and jazz brushes, sometimes the throat has to taste of blood for the sound to match the quintet’s vision. The five describe their style in a simple way as “constantly changing, with a permanent home.”

This may not least be due to the fact that the core members of the band have been writing songs since their school days, have spent countless hours crammed into overloaded cars on the motorway and have often toured across Germany for 50 € per show. During countless shows and festivals all over Germany, but also in Poland or China, Dead Man’s Eyes have shared the stage with acts like Tame Impala.

Written and recorded by Peter Engel, Nima Davari, Simon Mead, Simon Reichelt and Phil Eulgem in their rehearsal room in a Cologne backyard, III was produced by Nima Davari of the Tonzonen band Gong Wah.”