Today we have the pleasure of premiering the new single from LA-based psych rockers Tombstones in Their Eyes . This is actually comprised of two tracks – title track ‘Open Skies’, which can also be found on the band’s forthcoming long-play ‘Maybe Someday’. The b-side, called ‘Dreams’, is an alternative rendition of yet another track that will be offered on this album.
Who are these spacey stoner rock ambassadors? Aptly named for the genres they perform, Tombstones In Their Eyes straddle the line between fuzzy indie rock and shoegaze. Particularly big fans of feedback, they fit in well with The Jesus & Mary Chain camp, but leaning more towards Spacemen 3, The Brian Jonestown Massacre or Dead Rabbits. This is a strong debut offering from this release and we look forward to relishing in the rest of the album, once available.
‘Maybe Someday’ is the first long-play from Tombstones In Their Eyes since their debut release ‘Sleep Forever’ (2015). This album comes on the heels of several critically acclaimed releases: their ‘Nothing New’ EP, ‘Shutting Down’ single and ‘Fear’ EP. Earlier they also released their huge sounding ‘Bad Clouds’ EP (2016). The new material was recorded at L.A.’s Kitten Robot Studio with Paul Roessler (Nina Hagen, The Deadbeats, The Screamers, 45 Grave),
“It was time for another full record; luckily, the songs kept coming… we went into Kitten Robot Studio, with our good friend Paul Roessler at the helm, to start the record. Open Skies was originally almost a joke song with lyrics about all the ways I could kill myself, until I got it together and wrote real lyrics,” says John Treanor.
“These songs do not all fit into one neat box. We don’t use the same sounds on each song and the songs reflect the scope of what we do. I wanted to do a keyboard based song, and Paul is such a great player so I wanted him to contribute, so we ended up with something really different for us called ‘Dreams’, the b-side for our first single”.
As of October 16, ‘Open Skies’ will be available everywhere digitally, including Bandcamp, where you can secure your copy in advance at https://tombstonesswc.bandcamp.com/album/open-skies. The full ‘Maybe Someday’ album will be released on November 15 on limited edition CD via Somewherecold Records, and all the regular stores and streaming platforms. Pre-orders are being taken via Bandcamp at https://tombstonesswc.bandcamp.com/album/maybe-someday
Produced by John Treanor and Paul Roessler at Kitten Robot Studio
Paul Roessler engineers and mixes, plays piano, keyboards and does harmonies on several songs
Mastered by Alex DeYoung at DeYoung Masters in Los Angeles
John Treanor – guitar, vocals, background vocals/harmonies, keyboards
Mike Mason – bass, backing vocals
Josh Drew – guitar, backing vocals
Stephen Striegel – drums, percussion
James Cooper – musical guidance
Also check out their recent video for ‘I Want to Fly’