Photo by William Nixon
Brooklyn’s Spires craft droning psych rock sprinkled with infectious, R&B-inspired grooves. Initially a home recording project of vocalist Matt Stevenson, the group has since expanded into a quartet. They’ve spent the better part of the last year touring the country, sharing the stage with The Horrors and Temples. Now, they’re putting the final touches on their debut full-length, set for release sometime next year. In the meantime, they’ve shared a brand new single, “Sleepy Eyes”, produced by Connor Hanwick (formerly of The Drums).
Living up to its name, the track opens with a hazy and elegant guitar line. Drummer Carter McNeil keeps a steady yet hypnotic rhythm throughout, giving a thoughtful undercurrent to Stevenson’s dreamy crooning. From there, the track moves into even more of a psychedelic daze as the drums cut to half-tempo, giving the song a sudden, drowsy sensation. It’s a slow and methodical piece of psychedelia, grounded in some especially soothing pop melodies.
Listen in below.
Spires 2014 Tour Dates:
10/21 Brooklyn, NY – Baby’s All Right @ CMJ
10/21 Brooklyn, NY – Glasslands @ CMJ
10/25 Brooklyn, NY – Rough Trade @ CMJ
10/27 New York, NY – Irving Plaza *
10/28 Washington, DC – 9:30 Club *
10/29 Carrboro, NC – Cat’s Cradle *
10/30 Atlanta, GA – Terminal West *
* = w/ Temples