'Shutting Down' Chills In Space From Tombstones In Their Eyes
We most recently heard from Los Angeles’ space rockers Tombstones In Their Eyes with their 'Fear' EP. This week brings the announcement they they will release a new double A-side single, comprised of two tracks - 'Shutting Down' and 'Take Me Home'.
Musically, the band count their main influences as The Brian Jonestown Massacre, Elliott Smith and The Melvins. But this four-piece's sound embraces a wide range of genres - from the stoner rock of Kyuss to the warped neo-psychedeia of Spacemen 3 to the cavernous and doom-laden sounds of Electric Wizard and beyond.
This new material was recorded at L.A.’s Kitten Robot Studio with Paul Roessler (Nina Hagen, The Deadbeats, The Screamers, 45 Grave). Tombstones In Their Eyes’ current line-up is John Treanor (guitar, vocals, keyboards, songwriter), Josh Drew (guitar, backing vocals), Mike Mason (bass, guitar) and Stephen Striegel (drums).
The band began life as a demo swapping exercise between John Treanor in L.A. and his childhood friend James Cooper, now in New York, but soon coalesced into a full fledged band. But collectives are always more than what you see on the surface. In John’s case, writing and performing songs is also a way of dealing with severe anxiety and depression, a way of talking about the subject without being the centre of the conversation, and a way of being subliminal rather than direct.
Tombstones in Their Eyes create music laced with celestial grandeur and a fuzzed out psychedelic majesty that looks out into the universe just as much as it looks inward toward the soul.