Premiere: Maestranza by Eyes on the Shore

If you like psych-rock or Tame Impala, listen to this.

In San Francisco quintet Eyes on the Shore’s new EP, Maestranza, psychedelic chords merge with chill-wave synths and harmonic vocals to create a wholly laid back and mellifluous record.

Even though it’s only five tracks long, each song is an intricate examination of sounds and textures, which makes sense given that the roughly 4-year-old band released most of the ditties as singles before compiling them together in an EP. The result is a murky, aquatic-sounding project, that, at least for me, brings to mind technicolor dreamscapes.

Recorded in Oakland, the EP was funded entirely through a pre-order campaign on the group’s website, which is impressive, to say the least. It deals with themes of self-acceptance, destructive behaviors, imperfections, and follows the release of the group’s 2015 album, A Golden Blue.

Eyes on the Shore have opened for Edward Sharpe & The Magnetic Zeros and DMA’s, performed at South By Southwest, and recently signed a licensing deal with GoPro.

Catch Eyes on the Shore on Thursday, Nov. 17 at Rickshaw Stop. More info here

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