EST’s The Everies EP, out March 21, is dark, dreamy, and heavy, perfect for the icy, thawing end to winter.
San Diego trio EST, embody elements of truth, sorrow, existentialism, and the will to find a center in the chaos of the human experience through wispy, poetic, darkly-tinged, and dreamy compositions. Shaped in part by bands such as The Cure, Bauhaus, Cocteau Twins, and Sunn 0)))), EST are comprised of Charlotte Noelle Miller, Christopher Ryan Braciszewski, and John Christopher Harris II—plant scientists who absorb the dark and healing frequencies of nature to create a medium for communication.
The band takes on an experimental approach with varying degrees of shoegaze, darkwave, and goth influences that transmit philosophical beliefs rooted in feminism and post-modern feminist ideals. As for the acronym, the name holds many meanings—a reference to Erhard Seminar Training via the allusion towards “Electronic Social Transformation.” Their sound combines this emotional manifesto with the language of technology to enhance the experience of what it means to be a participant in our ever-changing social scope of inner-self and outer exploration.