“I wrote this song about the experience that I endured when I went through losing my grandmother, who suffered from a long battle with Alzheimer’s disease. Sadly enough, I was the person who first took notice that her memory was deteriorating and had to watch as my entire extended family got hit with sadness and depression as her health declined throughout 6 years. It’s a song about losing a sense of yourself, giving in to the sadness and getting wrapped up with life’s ups and downs.” – Jason Abrishami (Lazyeyes)
We’re pleased to bring you the premiere of Lazyeyes’ new song “Echoes” (listen below). The song is the title track from the band’s forthcoming album, which is available for pre-order through EggHunt Records.
Lazyeyes spent over a year developing material and began pre-production with Ben Greenberg in summer 2016. Echoes was recorded over one week in December 2016 at Strange Weather Studios in Greenpoint, Brooklyn. The album was mixed by Greenberg and mastered by Alan Douches at West West Side Music.
About the band:
Lazyeyes is a garage / shoegaze / dreampop band from Brooklyn, NY. Their debut LP Echoes is scheduled for a summer 2018 US release on EgghHunt Records (and in Japan via 2670 Records). They are represented by Candy Shop Management.
Lazyeyes released a self-titled EP in January 2013 and were immediately heralded by The Deli magazine as “Best Psych / Shoegaze band in New York.” After the band’s sold-out record release show at the legendary Williamsburg venue Glasslands, the Lazyeyes EP garnered widespread acclaim. Best New Bands described the band’s single “Wait” as “an excellent example of the group’s ability to erupt at an expansive, pyrotechnic level all the while sharply delivering pop-laden hooks.” Purple Sneakers pronounced the EP “a moody and anthemic record, equal parts shoegaze and dream pop.” Tracks from the EP have been featured on BBC Radio, XM Radio and numerous FM stations worldwide.
The band self-released their sophomore EP, New Year, in January 2015, and it was quickly picked up and reissued by Burger Records’ cassette imprint, Wiener Records. Lazyeyes was a featured artist in the November 2014 issue of NME, and in December of that year, Stereogum described their sound as “a muscular, riff-happy brand of guitar-based dream-pop,” going on to proclaim that “their songs burst with angular hooks and polished melodies.” Their single “Adaptation” also received high praise from Interview, which wrote that the song’s “fast-paced, garage-tinged guitar riff draws the listener in, propelling you through chorus and verse. It is both urgent and reassuringly familiar.” Lazyeyes appeared twice as an Official Showcasing Artist at the 2015 & 2016 SXSW in Austin, TX.