LA’s Tombstones In Their Eyes present ‘Open Skies’ single, first taste of new album
"Sounds like slow codeine-laden bliss or drug-numbing love translated into sonic form. It’s astoundingly fresh, slow core perfectly-balanced with alternative rock" – Big Takeover Magazine
"A wall-trembling, skin-crawling, psychedelic-drenched, shoegaze number... Together, they bottle up a raging, Midwestern storm and unleash its fury" – The Revue "Wistful and otherworldly vocals.. a druggy and melancholic trip but counterbalanced with a soaring and hopeful chorus. A worthy endeavour" – Overblown Magazine “Music so fresh, so expertly produced and melodically sound that it literally takes your breath away after one listen… utterly addictive” – Primal Music
"Sky scrapping yet graceful, muscular yet intelligent... Masters of such brilliantly conflicted music and over a series of releases have carved their names above the cavernous musical maw that few are brave enough to follow them into" – Dancing About Architecture
Los Angeles’ indie psych rock outfit Tombstones in Their Eyes present the 2-track single 'Open Skies', previewing their new album 'Maybe Someday'. The b-side is an alternative version of 'Dreams', the final track off the new long-play. Tombstones create walls of sound that are simultaneously sonorous and hazy. These are cavernous, stoner lullabies that descend into post-rock soundscapes and are wrapped in dark shoegazing dreamscapes.
This album was recorded at L.A.’s Kitten Robot Studio with Paul Roessler (Nina Hagen, The Deadbeats, The Screamers, 45 Grave), The cover artwork was created by Trevor Tipton, well know for his work with The Black Angels, Primal Scream and Levitation Festival, among others.
'Maybe Someday' is the first long-play from Tombstones In Their Eyes since their debut release 'Sleep Forever' (2015). This album comes on the heels of several critically acclaimed releases: their 'Nothing New' EP, 'Shutting Down' single and ‘Fear’ EP. Earlier they also released their huge sounding ‘Bad Clouds’ EP (2016).
"It was time for another full record; luckily, the songs kept coming, starting with the song 'Maybe Someday' - one of those songs that just pours out with almost no effort. The song is very sad, really. We had a few more songs ready and we went into Kitten Robot Studio, with our good friend Paul Roessler at the helm, to start the record. Open Skies was originally almost a joke song with lyrics about all the ways I could kill myself, until I got it together and wrote real lyrics," says John Treanor.
"This set of songs still carries a bit of the sadness and depression that permeated some of our earlier stuff, but I was definitely in a better place this time around (although you may not be able to tell by the lyrics). Less depression and catharsis, more joy. These songs do not all fit into one neat box. We don’t use the same sounds on each song and the songs reflect the scope of what we do. I wanted to do a keyboard based song, and Paul is such a great player so I wanted him to contribute, so we ended up with something really different for us called 'Dreams', the b-side for our first single". As of October 16, the 'Open Skies' is available digitally everwhere. The full 'Maybe Someday' album will be released on November 15 on limited edition CD through Somewherecold Records. Digitally, it will be available across platforms such as iTunes and Spotify. It can already be pre-ordered via Bandcamp.
TRACK LIST 01 Open Skies 02 Maybe Someday 03 I Want You 04 Today 05 Down In The Dirt 06 The Demon 07 Behind My Mind 08 The One 09 I Believe 10 I Can't Feel It Anymore 11 Up and Down 12 Dreams CREDITS Produced by John Treanor and Paul Roessler at Kitten Robot Studio Paul Roessler engineers and mixes, plays piano, keyboards and does harmonies on several songs Mastered by Alex DeYoung at DeYoung Masters in Los Angeles John Treanor - guitar, vocals, background vocals/harmonies, keyboards Mike Mason - bass, backing vocals Josh Drew - guitar, backing vocals Stephen Striegel - drums, percussion James Cooper - musical guidance and synth on Behind My Mind Cover artwork by Trevor Tipton
All photos are by Cathryn Farnsworth
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