by Dan Goldin (@post_trash_)
Philadelphia-via-Washington, DC's Bleary Eyed have found their own warped lo-fi bliss on the band's upcoming sophomore EP, Zeeke. The band have come a long way since the release of Cherry Blossom, dipping their mopey sound into disorienting shoegaze and unwieldy slacker punk, creating a new record that is brilliantly weird and gloriously detached. The have honed in on their own sonic clarity thanks to production from the like-minded Tim Jordan (Sun Organ, ex-Spirit of the Beehive) and Scotty Leitch (Shelf Life), a pair that most certainly understand grainy dynamics and contorted pop.
"Speaking Just Fine," the band's first new single is balanced by seesawing guitar lines, fractured rhythms, and gentle melodies. At times hypnotic and others chaotic, the song builds upon odd textures with dreamy dissonance and catchy vocals, swelling into a haze of collaged sound and experimental pop layers. It's a gorgeous introduction to the band's latest EP, blurring the hard lines of their debut into something loose, unpredictable, and wildly promising.
Bleary Eyed's Zeeke EP is out March 31st via Twin Moon Arts Collective.