New Noise Magazine is excited to be bringing forth the newest single from Public Eye. “Redacted Memories” has a bit of lo-fi greatness embedded into its punk aesthetic, having a fuzzy tone driving along with the steady beat. The song is an upcoming glimpse at the groups second album, which will be coming at a later time. For now, take a listen to the new single and enjoy the two minutes of the newest Public Eye.
“This song was a left over from our first LP and was very much so made in the box.’ None of it was played live- we manipulated different parts we had overdubbed in the recording program. Very copy and paste.
Lyrically, ‘Redacted Memories’ attempts to deal with the effects of marginalization, technological advance, deceit by higher powers, and the perennial struggle to keep an identity through it all.”
Two years ago, Autistic Youth hit a wall. After three albums and extensive touring, the band was burned out—with the project, but not each other. After the group returned from a European tour, they decided to pull the plug on their old band, exchange instruments and start over. They were reborn as Public Eye, the quartet channeled their creative frustration into a more focused and aggressive form of post-punk, while maintaining Autistic Youth’s ear for melody.
Public Eye’s music manages to channel the exuberantly agitated energy of youth while also exuding the swagger that comes from a decade spent playing all over the world. Relaxing Favorites, the band’s debut, is chock-full of serrated guitar riffs that rip through speakers like a buzzsaw. After touring the East and West coasts, the band has been writing a second full length while the first is being released in Europe by Sabotage Records. A split 7″ with The Estranged is also on the way.