Colin Stetson-featured prog noise project EX EYE to release self-titled debut album; share track “Opposition/Perihelion; The Coil”

Colin Stetson-featured prog noise project EX EYE to release self-titled debut album; share track “Opposition/Perihelion; The Coil”
EX EYE, lookin' SEX EY.

Few can resist feeling the new joy that the start of summer brings. For men and women of all ages, it’s the time to shift to lighter-weighted colorful patterns, spend weekends in the backyard tuning up bicycles and barbecue grills, and plan what will eventually turn out to be tortuous family excursions to the country or beach house. For others, like the Colin Stetson-featured, free-thinking, prog-metal foursome EX EYE it means losing all inhibitions by setting new parameters in accelerated decibels, tearing eardrums and collapsing sphincters with its machine-shop-pounding, narcotic freefall noise, and releasing a self-titled debut album on June 23, when everything is still as fresh as an egg from the farm!

In addition to Stetson on alto and bass saxophones, EX EYE features the sickeningly versatile talents of Greg Fox (Liturgy, Guardian Angel, Skeletons, Zs), Shahzad Ismaily (Secret Chiefs 3, Causing a Tiger, Ceramic Dog) and Toby Summerfield (Never Enough Hope, Crush Kill Destroy) on drums, synths, and guitars respectively.

If there were any doubts as to the intensity of this debut disc, it bears noting that it IS coming out on Relapse. If you need audio affidavits of proof, listen to the 12+ magnificent loud and fast minutes of “Opposition/Perihelion; The Coil” down below. EX EYE(the album) is out June 23 on CD, LP and digital and can be pre-ordered by clicking here or here.

In addition, EX EYE have some live dates booked for June and August and just played at the 33rd edition of the Festival International Musique Actuelle Victoriaville last week. At the same fest, Stetson performed “Sorrow,” his “reimagining of Gorecki’s 3rd Symphony,” as an 11-piece ensemble including Fox and Ismaily, Rebecca Foon (Saltland, Esmerine), Sarah Neufeld (Arcade Fire, Bell Orchestre), Gyða Valtýsdóttir (múm), Amanda Lo, and Stetson’s sister Megan, the mezzo-soprano. Check out Stetson solo show dates below, after you check out the EX EYE infos. Start the summer in style!

EX EYE tracklisting:

1. Xenolith: The Anvil
2. Opposition/Perihelion; The Coil
3. Anaitis Hymnal; The Akrose Disc
4. Form Constant; The Grid

EX EYE live:

06.20.17 - Seattle, WA - The Sunset Tavern
06.21.17 - Spokane, WA - The Bartlett
06.22.17 - Calgary, AB - Sled Island Music & Arts Festival
06.24.17 - Vancouver, BC - The Cobalt
06.25.17 - Portland, OR - Mississippi Studios
06.27.17 - San Francisco, CA - The Chapel
06.28.17 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo
08.16.17 - Baltimore, MD - The Ottobar
08.17.17 - Richmond, VA - Strange Matter
08.18.17 - Brooklyn, NY - Saint Vitus
08.20.17 - Portland, ME - SPACE

Colin Stetson live:

06.17.17 - Birmingham, England - Supersonic Festival
07.01.17 - Montréal, QC - Festival International de Jazz de Montréal
07.16.17 - Chicago, IL - Pitchfork Music Festival
07.20.17 - Cincinnati, OH - The Woodward Theater
07.22.17 - Milwaukee, WI - Pabst Theater
07.23.17 - Minneapolis, MN - Turf Club
07.27.17 - Westport, NY - Soundwaves
09.02.17 - Aarhus, Denmark - The Aarhus Festival
09.03.17 - Brighton, England - Duke of Yorks Cinema

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