With just over a month to go until the release of their debut record Context, out September 13th, east coast noise-rock unit Eye Flys have shared new single “Crushing of the Human Spirit”. Opening on barrages of thundering drums and bludgeoning guitars befitting the song title, the track quickly shifts into jagged, hypnotic rhythms, revealing deceptively intricate arrangements amidst the rippling layers of distortion. Eye Flys are on tour in the U.S. this week, with more dates to announce in the near future.
Eye Flys brings together the minds of four musicians known for their work in some of the most extreme, blistering bands today. The quartet was initially started by Full of Hell guitarist Spencer Hazard and former Backslider drummer Patrick Forrest as an outlet to play aggressive music with equal intensity that would contrast the breakneck speeds of their other projects. Drawing immediate comparisons to bands like Unsane, Cherubs, and The Melvins (where they take their name), Eye Flys’ bludgeoning sound is underpinned by a razor sharp edge. Their debut release, Context, is an album of commanding, lean noise rock absolutely brimming with vitriol – a testament to its members’ abilities to produce music that is as ferocious as it is addictive.
Eye Flys U.S. tour dates
Aug. 6 – Columbus, OH – The Summit
Aug. 7 – Detroit, MI – The Sanctuary
Aug. 8 – Chicago, IL – Reggie’s
Aug. 9 – Lexington, KY – The Green Lantern
Aug. 10 – Pittsburgh, PA – Howler’s