In over three years of blogging it looks like GAYZE is our first band from Idaho. They share personnel with other bands like TEENS going to show that there’s a scene coming together up in Boise, ID.
This new 7″ EP comes courtesy of Bleeding Gold Records in San Diego, CA and there’s no easy way to describe it – it features a little bit of all things garage and psychedelic rock. Ranging from the grainy psych haze of “Ain’t It Brave” to the warming acoustics of “Done to My Love,” it’s fitting to learn this material was recorded in an old haunted house from the 1930s (they also make note of a “serious lack of professional equipment” in the recording process). It all makes sense in a troubling yet characteristic track like “Ceiling Eyes” – it’s driven by spooky thuds and David Wood’s strobing vocals. Wet and swirling waves of color continue to wash over everything in rhythmic swells, creating a sound that is both haunting and cavernous.
In the end, these guys clearly have a firm grasp on what they’re doing. As they say themselves, “this is about as far from the beach as you can get so don’t even think of calling it surf.” They’re goal is to restore what they think the genre of garage has lost lately, starting with this 7″. See what you think with these tracks below, along with this gruesome music video for “Done to My Love” and “East Coast Dying.”
Ain’t It Brave –
Done to My Love –
Genre/ Tags: Psychedelic, Garage Rock, Experimental, Ambient
Black Soul 7″ EP: Tracklist:
1.) All Night
2.) Ain’t It Brave
3.) East Coast Dying
4.) Done to My Love
5.) Ceiling Eyes