Brooklyn-based Tyburn Saints
are back with a new EP, With the Night in Our Eyes
, and a video for their latest song of the same name. Staying true to their shoegaze and dream-pop roots by producing the layered guitar effects and textures of the sounds of the past, the band gives their composition a unique and refined twist with singer Johnny Gimenez's thoughtful and distinct voice rising above the warm and heavy music. The five-piece embrace the core feeling of their EP by sharing a late night tale in their video, but they forgo the rush of the city for a hazy night in the country, where alluring women loom and the darkness of evening consumes.
With the Night in Our Eyes, the new album from New York band, Tyburn Saints was recorded by Ian Love (Rival Schools) in Brooklyn, NY and produced with Grammy award winner Guy Massey (Beatles, Manic Street Preachers, Depeche Mode, Spiritualized and The Chameleons) in London. It will be released by Balaclava Records out of So Paulo, Brazil.
Tyburn Saints fully embrace the sonic landscapes of shoegaze and dream-pop, with blankets of warmth ushered in by Cocteau Twins-esque guitars (similar also to LSD and the Search for God or The Bethany Curve) juxtaposed against the intelligible, meaningful vocals of lead singer Johnny Gimenez. He still has a voice comparable to Nick Cave or Stephen Merritt, though at times it comes through with much more aplomb and command like David Bowie.
The album is best played loud and wouldnt be out of place on a Greg Araki movie. The stylistic choices made resemble some sort of lost B-side to an obscure new-wave/post-punk band.
Gimenezs vocals rush by like a drive through the city at night, bottles tossed out the window. And thats what this album feels like: night tales. These Brooklynites reside in a mecca once known for producing unique musical and avant-garde acts. The original days of no-wave might be over, but Tyburn Saints, along with other acts like Pop.1280 and The Men, are embracing past sounds and the seedy nature accompanied with acts long gone. You get a feel for their home with their music. All those times of hazy appearances, mistakes made, and sleepless nights...