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Ex Eye, Bermuda Triangles, Dumb Waiter, Strange Matter

  • Strange Matter 929 West Grace Street Richmond, VA, 23220 United States (map)

EX EYE (Relapse, current/ex Bon Iver, Liturgy, Arcade Fire, SC3)
https://www.facebook.com/ExEye/
http://www.colinstetson.com/
BERMUDA TRIANGLES (RVA)
https://bermudatriangles.bandcamp.com/
DUMB WAITER (RVA)
https://dumbwaiterva.bandcamp.com/

8PM Doors // 9PM Sounds
$12 At the Door // 18+

EX EYE makes music of power, control, motion and intention; music composed with precise, clockwork intricacy and ecstatic abandon. It is hard, heavy music - aggressive, cathartic, and thrilling. The instruments fluidly exchange roles; melody, harmony, riff, engine, anchor, fuel.

Gathered at renowned, experimental saxophonist Colin Stetson's
(Arcade Fire/Bon Iver) behest in 2016, EX EYE consist of Stetson along with Greg Fox (Liturgy) on drums, Shahzad Ismaily (Secret Chiefs 3, Ceramic Dog) on synths and Toby Summerfield on guitar. Upon their formation, the group appeared at a series of prestigious festivals including Roskilde Festival (Denmark) , Red Bull Music Academy (Montreal) , CTM Festival (Germany) , and Eaux Claires Fest (US).

Their otherworldly live performances and hypnotically heavy rehearsal demos led to their signing with Relapse Records who will release the band's self-titled debut album this June. Recorded live at EX EYE member Shahzad Ismaily's Figure 8 Studios in Brooklyn, NY (Blonde Redhead, Damien Rice, Okkervil River, Son Lux, Pussy Riot) , the debut showcases a band that is without question the sum of its parts, as each player contributes not only their own particular technical prowess and expertise but also their signature compositional character. EX EYE make incredibly complex yet beautifully dramatic and emotive music which eclipses usual expectation of style or genre and takes the listener on a cathartic, thrilling journey to total transcendence.

Ex Eye Is:
Colin Stetso - Alto & Bass Saxophones
Greg Fox - Drums
Shahzad Ismail - Synths
Toby Summerfiel - Guitar

Earlier Event: August 16
Ex Eye, The Water, Snakefeast 8/16!
Later Event: August 18
EX EYE with Dan Friel at Saint Vitus