Friday, August 26, 2011

Xray Eyeballs Release New Single,

An interesting bit of scuzz pop with a KILLER bass guitar grind which inexplicitly fades out at the minute thirty mark.

It's a great entry in your next mix tape, provided you still have a TDK dealer.

Count the pill popping references below from the label's own press release:

Hardly Art is pleased to announce the first new material from Xray Eyeballs following the release of their debut LP, Not Nothing, earlier this year on Kanine Records. "Sundae" is a chugging, relentless number that wastes no time, carried all the while by O.J. San Felipe's increasinly anthemic vocals, while b-side "Deja Vu" (produced by Chris Coady) showcases a dancefloor-ready version of the band, filtered through a snare beat and synth line combo that insistently wanders through each stereo channel.

Listen to the A-side, "Sundae," here.

Both tracks are brand new and exclusive to this 7". A first pressing of 500 on translucent blue vinyl will be released on August 30, followed by a brief East coast tour in September.

About the band:

Xray Eyeballs began as the brainchild of guitarist O.J. San Felipe and bassist Carly Rabalais, who, while playing in Brooklyn garage-rock juggernaut Golden Triangle (Hardly Art, Mexican Summer), sought a release that would sate both their sweet-toothed desires and their darker impulses, like a candy-coated Vicodin.

The resulting sound features the distinctive vocal lines of San Felipe accentuated by the lilting voice of Rabalais amidst a miasmic musical whirl where guitars pulsate with turgid sexuality, bass-lines throb with Factory-style control, and the eerie synthesizer atmospherics of Rop Vazquez (Necking, The Pee-Chees) float around like impossibly cool ghosts you only dream of meeting.

The debut record, Not Nothing (Kanine Records), leads listeners on a skuzzy, love-buzzy trip, a mood-altering experience akin to those offered by The Jesus and Mary Chain and Velvet Underground. Like those musical antecedents, Xray Eyeballs proposes deliverance from the day-to-day by creating a world of their own. Low-lifes, night-walkers, pill-riders, and other sordid characters populate the band’s world and their songs entice the listener to follow them around until the early morning light

Xray Eyeballs - Sundae by hardlyartrecords

Tour dates:

09.06.11 - Atlanta, GA - The Earl *
09.08.11 - Raleigh, NC - Hopscotch Festival
09.09.11 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter #
09.10.11 - Washington, DC - Comet Pizza and Ping Pong #
09.11.11 - Philadelphia, PA - Danger Danger Gallery #
09.13.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Death By Audio #

* - w/ Hunx and His Punx, Coathangers
# - w/ Grave Babies

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