Blend of 90s alt-rock power, 60s hazy Wall of Sound and dreampop guitar orchestrations
Halycine premiere video for “Circles”
Ex-Blue & Gold singer/guitarist Chloe Raynes’ new band blending big, lush guitar tones and powerful vocals
“A a hazy and dreamy ballad, which sounds a bit like a torch song fed through a Kevin Shields filter, or some of the more darkly romantic material from Dum Dum Girls.” — Treble
“Spontaneously calling to mind both Bethany Cosentino and Jenny Lewis… comes to life through gutsy guitar lines and soothing vocal harmonies.” — Impose Magazine
NYC band Halycine premiere the video for their acclaimed song “Circles” from their recent debut release today via CultureCreature. The video, directed by singer/guitarist Chloe Raynes, is available to watch and share HERE. (Vimeo or YouTube.)
TrebleZine. recently premiered the clip for “Elixir” HERE. (Direct Vimeo and YouTube.) Impose Magazine recently premiered the video for the dark David Lynch style tale of frenemies, hatred and deceit in “One More Try”. Watch and share HERE. (Direct Vimeo & YouTube).
Halycine, the moniker for the solo project of singer/guitarist Chloe Raynes, is a fresh new voice in indie rock. Her debut EP, In The Salt, is a collection of 5 songs that she wrote and produced, and 3 videos that she directed.
Chloe previously co-fronted NYC’s rock outfit Blue & Gold before embarking on the new project that would become Halycine. In The Salt is a luscious blend of reverberating guitars and spacious vocals. It’s a sonically imaginative and and lyrically vivid collection of deeply affecting songs. The EP was tracked and mixed at The End in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with GG Gonzalez on drums and Derek Cabrera on bass.
After hearing Nirvana’s “Smells Like Teen Spirit” for the first time at 10-years-old, she decided that she had no choice but to pick up the guitar and begin shredding. Her life was forever changed, and she’s been playing and writing songs ever since.
Chloe studied music composition at the arctic campus of Bates College in Maine. She managed to get through the long winters with a soundtrack of Liz Phair, Sleater-Kinney, and Sublime. She moved to NYC shortly after graduation, absorbing the sights and sounds that would eventually shape her musical sensibilities. Other musical influences include Dum Dum Girls, St. Vincent, and Jenny Lewis.
Album: In the Salt
Record label: Halycine Music
Release date: August 12th, 2016
03. One More Try
04. Woman, You Better Run
05. Silver Moon
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