Dye is the creative union between vocalist/guitarist Christopher Adams, bassist Jeff Day, guitarist Nikolas Soelter, and drummer Greta Soos. Their sound builds on their previous effort under the name Never Young, but pursues something darker and more dynamic.
Brooding and layered with angular guitars and whispered vocals, "Tilt" is a caustic slow burn that confronts the fallout of grief. As the opening track on the 7 song Psychic Data EP, it establishes a wide sonic palette that is both ugly and beautiful.
Songs like title track "Psychic Data" showcase the bands range, starting stripped down before blossoming with orchestral flourishes. "Hostage" pairs stark, off kilter verses with an anthemic chorus a la Royal Headache, while "Pain Expo" is all angles, it's scraping guitars building to an almost shoegaze take on Interpol's post-punk.
released August 2, 2019
Recorded and Engineered by Andy Oswald at Secret Bathroom in Oakland, CA
Mixed and Produced by Tomas Dolas at Studio 22 in Los Angeles, CA
Additional Recording by Tomas Dolas and Joojoo Ashworth at Studio 22 in Los Angeles, CA
Tambourine performances by Dexter Loos
Dye is Christopher Adams, Greta Soos, Jeff Day, and Nikolas Soelter
Psychic Data EP released August 2nd, 2019
A haunting lyric & oiled up, smooth & swirling psychedelic surf /funk guitar make this track addictive. It gets a 💛golden heart award from me.
The whole album slides and slips and seeps and shines, and underneath the rays everybody - ...’is goin to fall in love tonight ‘