Daisy Glaze, fronted by Louis Epstein (HITS, Jump Into The Gospel) and Alix Brown (Angry Angles w/ Jay Reatard, Golden Triangle), announced their debut self-titled album produced by the legendary Sonic Boom (Spacemen 3, MGMT, Beach House, Iceage etc). Due out February 25 via boutique New York City label The Sound of Sinners, the band also shared the lead single + video, “Strangers In The Dark.” Directed by William Lemon III and Spacehog’s Antony Langdon, it’s a lusty, hallucinogenic tale about two people who see love only in risk.
Though only their debut album, Daisy Glaze arrives fully formed; a nod to the psych-outlaw sound of the past with a definitive eye on the bleak side of the present — as if soundtracking a lost cinematic western in space. Over 10 tracks, the duo explore the sinister side of prismatic love and the different hues therein. Or as they explain, “More blues than pinks. Imagine the immortal words of Socrates who said ‘I drank what??’ But replace the poison he drank with Love.”
In 2016, Louis and Alix started writing songs and playing live with a 5-piece band, sharing the stage and headlining shows at various venues in New York City with The Black Lips, The Coathangers, Curtis Harding, and others. In 2019, the two flew to Portugal to record their debut LP with acclaimed producer Sonic Boom, who was an outsized influence on their sound and songwriting prior to working with him. Combining Louis’ new wave and brit-pop influences with Alix’s rock n’ roll bonafides, the two developed a sweeping cinematic sound that incorporates elements of Ennio Morricone, Jack Nitzche, and the much-loved ragged pop of Nancy Sinatra and Lee Hazlewood — with the visual aesthetics to match.
Photo Courtesy: Vincent Perini