Share video for new track God’s Eyes released on March 4th
Announce debut album Beauty Already Beautiful on May 6th
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“Striking video” – The Beat Magazine
“Is there anything more exciting in music than how fluid a band can make their sound? Sure, if a band commits to something strict it can be very impressive, but seeing something turn from one movement into the next. A band that does it in spades is Spookyland” – Noisey
Spookyland share the new visuals for their upcoming single God’s Eyes. Featuring the distinctive vocals of Marccus Gordon and described as a morphing of Kurt Vile and Wavves by Stereogum on its release, the track is now accompanied by a simple but striking performance video highlighting the band’s ambitious new sound and hinting at what’s to come with their debut album.
A marked progression from their debut Rock & Roll Weakling EP, God’s Eyes is an impressive showcase of Marcus Gordon’s striking vocal and distinctive lyrical style.
Speaking of the track, vocalist Marcus Gordon says:
“A whole lot of eyeball metaphors in this song. It’s about something going wrong along the way, or at least wondering if something did. The line “god’s eyes have to blink’ is repeated a lot, so blaming God for the world’s woes can seem reasonable, pathetic, funny or even annoying, all in one listen”
The band last visited Europe in 2014 following a successful trip to New York for that year’s CMJ Music Marathon.
Upon returning home, the band – already recipients of much acclaim from the Australian media, stepped back to concentrate on writing new songs providing the backbone of Beauty Already Beautiful. An appearance at 2015’s Lollapolooza in Chicago – hailed by Consequence of Sound as one of their Top Ten acts not to miss– afforded the band time to head off to ARC Studios in Omaha, Nebraska; home of producer Mike Mogis and location of recent recordings of First Aid Kit, Jenny Lewis and Bright Eyes amongst others. There they recorded the album with Sydney native and long-time collaborator Tony Buchen at the helm.
Beauty Already Beautiful will be available through Play It Again Sam on CD, vinyl and digital formats.
The full track listing is:
- Big Head
- Can’t Own You
- God’s Eyes
Marcus Gordon (vocals), Liam Gordon (guitar), Nath Mansfield (drums), Nic Malouf (bass)