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Eye Flys - Exigent Circumstance 12"


xigent Circumstance, the new 12" EP from Eye Flys, features four new tracks accompanied by a screen printed b-side and fold over lp cover.

Eye Flys aren’t here to comfort anyone. Instead, they make a hybrid of noise rock, metal, and punk ugly enough to go toe-to-toe with the darkness of the decaying society around us. That’s not to say the music isn’t fun. Just opposite, it’s an exhilarating blast of catharsis in its purest form played by musicians whose individual pedigree spans Full of Hell, Backslider, and Triac. After attracting praise from Revolver, Invisible Oranges, and many more, the Philadelphia quartet—Jake Smith [guitar, vocals], Spencer Hazard [guitar], Kevin Bernsten [bass], and Patrick Forrest [drummer]—pummel with precision on their 2021 EP, Exigent Circumstance [Closed Casket Activities].

“We wanted to make it a little less refined and more gross,” exclaims Jake. “It was a starkly different approach to the sound. We tried to make it a little noisier, more saturated, and fucked-up-sounding. I think we nailed that.”

Following their 2019 debut EP Context, Eye Flys served up the caustic, corrosive, and critically acclaimed full-length, Tub of Lard, just as the Global Pandemic consumed 2020. Revolver hailed it as “excellent,” and christened the group as “a nasty, gnarled noise-rock crew.” Meanwhile, Heavy Blog Is Heavy christened it “an honest-to-goodness noise rock knuckle sandwich.” With touring shutdown, the guys decided to jump back into recording, producing everything themselves. They absorbed the madness of the present day and surrounding world, using it as a catalyst for inspiration. - Closed Casket Activities

I'm pushing this one on you if you fuck with Tad, Cherubs, or Metz. THICK noise rock for slackers.

Our copies of this record are on clear vinyl with red splatter, limited to 250.