After premiering the album last week via Earmilk, Brooklyn’s Lazyeyes officially release their four song, self-titled EP that combines spacious reverb, surf and new wave inspired single-note pop melodies, and technical guitar interplay. Comprised of members of Brooklyn’s DIY art scene, Jason Abrishami, Paul Volpe and Jeremy Sampson, Lazyeyes are set to play Glasslands in Brooklyn to celebrate the release this Friday, February 1st at Glasslands. Post release, the band returns to the studio to work on a follow-up and prepare for a late spring tour.
“Aesthetically, this might well qualify as garage rock, but Lazeyes’ love for complexity in melody blossoms all over the record.” – Earmilk
“Lazyeyes throw the garage-like distortion of the Northwest and the surf-rock vibes of the Left Coast on top of the heavy reverb and atmospherics of East Coast dream pop.” – All Things Go
“On their self-titled EP, Lazyeyes render a cohesive sound while simultaneously proving their dexterity. This band won’t stay under the radar from long.” – Pop Press International
Don’t let the name Lazyeyes fool you – this young project is keenly aware of its contemporary music landscape. Of course it doesn’t hurt to be immersed in the notoriously fertile Brooklyn DIY scene where, committing to the band in the summer of 2012, Lazyeyes has grown tremendously in a little over six months. Playing shows around town with the likes of Oberhofer, Total Slacker and Generationals, the project is beginning to make waves at home and abroad.
The Deli Magazine just named the group the “Best Psych/Shoegaze band in New York” for 2012 saying the album “brings to mind classic mid-90′s dreampop” while Mixtape Maestro proclaimed “Lazyeyes make a promising early bid at joining the top ranks of 2013 blogosphere.”
Meanwhile, debut single “Wait” has recently garnered substantial radio playtime across the UK, as well as American satellite programming. “Wait” is an excellent example of the group’s s ability to erupt at an expansive, pyrotechnic level all the while sharply delivering pop-laden hooks. Which is all to say that despite the band’s ostensible laissez-faire portance, Lazyeyes is anything but.