This Just In: EX EYE

Stoked on this new record from instru-metal supergroup EX EYE! This is a must-listen for fans of post-rock, drone, doom metal, black metal, and even the outskirts of post-punk (think This Heat). Its members include some of the best contemporary experimental/improvisational musicians, and it shows by how solid these tracks are for LIVE takes. I’ve always wished for Colin Stetson to go a little heavier, and my wish came true – metal saxophone is officially a thing. Check out the full album stream below and this week’s eclectic in-stock list (although there’s only one album on it with freakin’ METAL SAXOPHONE \m/). -MLE

Listen: Full Album Stream!
EX EYE makes music of power, control, motion and intention; music composed with precise, clockwork intricacy and ecstatic abandon. It is hard, heavy music – aggressive, cathartic, and thrilling. The instruments fluidly exchange roles; melody, harmony, riff, engine, anchor, fuel.

Gathered at renowned, experimental saxophonist Colin Stetson’s behest in 2016, EX EYE consist of Stetson along with Greg Fox (Liturgy) on drums, Shahzad Ismaily (Secret Chiefs 3, Ceramic Dog) on synths and Toby Summerfield on guitar. Upon their formation, the group appeared at a series of prestigious festivals including Roskilde Festival (Denmark), Red Bull Music Academy (Montreal), CTM Festival (Germany), and Eaux Claires Fest (US).

Recorded live at EX EYE member Shahzad Ismaily’s Figure 8 Studios in Brooklyn, NY (Blonde Redhead, Damien Rice, Okkervil River, Son Lux, Pussy Riot), the debut showcases a band that is without question the sum of its parts, as each player contributes not only their own particular technical prowess and expertise but also their signature compositional character. EX EYE make incredibly complex yet beautifully dramatic and emotive music which eclipses usual expectation of style or genre and takes the listener on a cathartic, thrilling journey to total transcendence.” -Relapse

Ex ear – new releases, reissues & restocks…

Against Me! – Is Reinventing Axl Rose LP
Alan Vega – S/T LP
Amy Winehouse – Back To Black LP
Angel Olsen – Half Way Home LP, Strange Cacti LP
Arctic Monkeys – AM LP, Suck It And See LP, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not LP
Art Blakey & The Jazz Messengers – Moanin’
Banditos – Visionland LP
Beatles – Abbey Road LP, Help! LP, Magical Mystery Tour LP, Past Masters 2LP, Please Please Me (Mono) LP, Revolver (Mono) LP, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band LP, Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band
(Anniversary Ed.)
2LP, Yellow Submarine LP
Beirut – Gulag Orkestar LP, The Flying Cup Club LP
Big Boi – Boomiverse 2LP*
Bikini Kill – New Radio 7”
Blind Willie Johnson – Best Of LP*
Black Keys – Brothers LP
Blondie – Pollinator LP
Bob Marley – Legend (The Best Of) LP
Booker T. & The M.G.s – Green Onions LP*
Can – The Singles 3LP
Chain & The Gang – Best Of Crime Rock LP
Childish Gambino – Because The Internet 2LP
Daft Punk – Discovery 2LP
David Bowie – Be My Wife (Picture) 7”, Ziggy Stardust 2LP
Dead Kennedys – Nazi Punks Fuck Off 7″
Death – For The Whole World To See LP
Digable Planets – Blowout Comb 2LP
Drew McDowell – Unnatural Channel LP
Dust Brothers – Fight Club OST 2LP
Dying Fetus – Wrong One To Fuck With 2LP*
Ella Fitzgerald & Louis Armstrong – Ella & Louis Again LP, S/T LP
Emma Dorgu – Roverman LP
Eric Serra – The Fifth Element  OST 2LP*
Etta James – At Last LP, Rocks The House LP
Fela Kuti – Gentleman LP
Fela Ransome Kuti & Africa 70 – Confusion LP
Freddie Gibbs – You Only Live 2wice LP
Fred Schneider & The Superions – The Vertical Mind LP
Fugazi – First Demo LP, Red Medicine LP
Funkadelic – Cosmic Slop LP, Maggot Brain LP
Galaxie 500 – This Is Our Music LP
Go-Go’s – Vacation LP*
Goatwhore – Vengeful Ascension LP*
Guided By Voices – Bee Thousand LP
Health – Disco3 2LP*
Helmet – Meantime LP*
Iron Maiden – A Matter Of Life & Death 2LP*, Brave New World 2LP*, Dance Of Death 2LP*, Rock In Rio 3LP*
James Horner – Avatar OST 2LP
Jane Birkin & Serge Gainsbourg – Je T’aime Moi Non Plus LP
Jason Isbell & The 400 Unit – The Nashville Sound LP
Jawbreaker – 24 Hour Revenge Therapy LP
Jeff Buckley – Grace LP
Jeff Tweedy – Together At Last CD*, LP*
Jimi Hendrix – Axis: Bold As Love LP
Jimmy Cliff – The Best Of Jimmy Cliff LP
Jim O’rourke – Bad Timing LP
John Coltrane – A Love Supreme LP, Blue Train LP, Ole Coltrane LP
Joseph Loduca – Evil Dead 2 OST LP
Joy Division – Closer LP, Substance 2LP, Unknown Pleasures LP
Kanye West – College Dropout 2LPKendrick Lamar – To Pimp A Butterfly 2LP
Kid Cudi – Man On The Moon 2: The Legend Of Mr. Rager 2LP, Man On The Moon: The End Of Day 2LP
King Gizzard & The Lizard Wizard – Murder Of The Universe CD*, LP, Flying Microtonal Banana LP, Nonagon Infinity LP
Konami Kukeiha Club – Castlevania OST 10”
Lead Belly – The Best Of LP*
Lee Hazlewood – The Very Special World… LPLeonard Cohen – Greatest Hits LP, Songs Of Love And Hate LP
Link Wray – Mordicai Jones LP
Locos Por Juana – Caribe LP*
Lynn Castle – Rose Colored Corner LP
Manic Street Preachers – Send Away The Tigers 2LP*
Marcos Valle – S/T LP
Melvins – Eggnog + Lice-All 2LP, Ozma + Bullhead 2LP
Michael Chapman – VDSQ Solo Acoustic Vol. 11 LP
Miles Davis – Kind Of Blue LP
Mississippi John Hurt – The Best Of LP
Municipal Waste – Slime & Punishment LP*
Neil Young – Decade 3LP*
Nick Cave & The Bed Seeds – Lovely Creatures CD
Nicolas Jaar – Sirens LP
Oasis – What’s The Story Morning Glory? 2LP
OFF! – Live At 9:30 Club LP
Onerepublic – Native 2LP*
Otis Redding & Carla Thomas – King & Queen LP*
Outkast – ATLiens 2LP, Speakerboxxx/The Love Below 4LP
Panic! At The Disco – A Fever You Can’t Sweat Out LP
Pink Floyd – Dark Side Of The Moon LP, The Final Cut LP
Post Malone – Stoney 2LP*
Prince – Controversy LP, I Would Die 4 U 12”*, Purple Rain (Collector’s Ed.) 3CD+DVD*, Purple Rain (Picture) LP*, Purple Rain 12”*, Purple Rain LP*, When Doves Cry 12”*
Ragnar Grippe – Sand LP
Red Hot Chili Peppers – Californication 2LP
Rolling Stones – Exile On Main Street LP
Rufus Thomas – Walking The Dog LP*
RUN-D.M.C. – Raising Hell LP*
Sam & Dave – Soul Men LP*
Satan – S/T LP
Selena – The Last Concert 2LP*
Serge Gainsbourg – Histoire De Melody Nelson LP
Shirley Walker & John Carpenter – Escape From L.A. OST 2LP
Sleep – Sleep’s Holy Mountain LP
Snoop Doggy Dogg – Doggystyle LP
Soundgarden – Badmotorfinger 2LP, Superunknown 2LP
Spiritualized – Ladies And Gentlemen We Are Floating In Space 2LP, Lazer Guided Melodies 2LP
Stereolab – Emperor Tomato Ketchup 2LP, Transient Random Noise Bursts 2LP
Sublime – S/T 2LP
Super Super Blues Band – Howlin’ Wolf, Muddy Waters, & Bo Diddley LP
Supreme Jubilees – It’ll All Be Over LP
Thee Oh Sees – A Weird Exits 2LP
The Heliocentrics – A World Of Masks LP
The Replacements – Let It Be LP
The Smiths – The Queen Is Dead 12”*, 7”*
The Stone Roses – S/T 2LP
The Strokes – Is This It LP
Tinariwen – Elwan 2LP
Tom Waits – Swordfishtrombones LP
Tony Conrad – Ten Years Alive On The Infinite Plain 2LP
Tori Amos – Under The Pink LP
Ty Segall – Lemons LP, Melted LP
Various – Brown Acid: The Fourth Trip LP
Various – Castlevania 3: Dracula’s Curse 2LP
Various – Lonesome & Blue: The Original Versions LP
Various – The Best Of Blues LP*
Various – Welcome To Zamrock! Vol. 2 2LP
Weezer – Blue Album LP
Yma Sumac – Mambo! LP      
Yonder Mountain String Band – Love Ain’t Love 2LP*

*Indicates new release or new reissue