ARTIST: Everyone But Me
RELEASE: Everyone But Me
RELEASE DATE: 16/05/15
RECORD COMPANY: Custom Made Music
Having recently read our contributing writer Chris Tressler’s brilliant interview with Ohio based shoegazers ‘Everyone But Me’ I was really interested to check out the bands debut self titled EP after reading about their many musical influences. On further investigation I was pleased to find that ‘Everyone But Me’ have a close association musically to the UK based shoegazing stalwarts of the early 90’s. When I first listened to the opening chords of this epic debut self titled EP I could instantly hear shimmering beauty reminiscent throughout of early Chapterhouse & Telescopes but most of all I could hear flourishes of the relatively unknown UK based band – Thousand Yard Stare who I witnessed live many times & who created immense studio recordings during the early 90’s. ‘Everyone But Me’ are an Ohio based Shoegaze, Dream Pop duo made up of of Nick Bain & Jason Grady & their debut EP is simply stunning.
The EP opens up with the epic ‘Isn’t Far’ with its sonically astute opening chord structure leading into the ‘Thousand Yardstare’ esq’ shuffling effected drum pattern. Its dreamy vocal arrangement intertwined with that catchy guitar hook instantly adheres itself to you with its stunningly addictive qualities and its emotive inner layers of fuzzy reverberations are to die for. Up next is ‘Say Farewell’. Reminiscent at times to ‘My Bloody Valentine’ but with an added modern day shoegazing twist in the form of the immense vocal arrangements on show. The production on this track alone is captivating & leaves this listener floating in a sea of reverb induced brilliance. Track 3 – ‘Just Like Anyone’ is sonic thrill ride through experimental drum arrangements, screaming guitar effects & droning vocal lines. This is another masterpiece as far as I’m concerned! By the time we get to track 4 – ‘I Never Believed You’ I’m addicted to the sound that these guys have created. This track is an introduction to a magical world of pounding drums, fuzzy reverb, epic vocals & shimmering dreampop induced brilliance. The closing track on this immense debut 5 track release from Ohio based ‘Everyone But me’ is nothing short of sublime! ‘Still Not Enough’ is 7 minutes plus of dimension hopping sonic heaven. The vocals are captivating to the point of hypnotisation! This is psychedelic snake charming with a sonic boom that’ll launch you into the fuzzy atmosphere with relative ease! A stunning finale to an absolutely immense debut release. This EP has left me wanting more & I cant wait to hear what comes next from these guys. RECOMMENDED LISTENING!
ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Del Chaney has spent the last three years not only fronting popular Irish Electronic duo Analogue Wave but also dedicating his time to uncovering the best artists in the Unsigned or Small Independent Label based Shoegaze Dream Pop Post-Punk & Post-Rock genre’s of music from all over the globe & reviewing them for this blog – The Primal Music Blog. His other arm – Primal Radio – has gained considerable respect from bands and promoters alike since its conception in 2013 & has hepled him in actively promoting a genre of music that he is passionate about. Hailing from Dublin, Ireland, he is a keen Vinyl Collector, Tattoo Fan & all round good guy! He is a self confessed music freak & is never far away from a studio console or a turntable.