With a patchwork of influences (Siouxie and the Banshees, Echo & the Bunnymen, Sonic Youth, Led Zeppelin, New Order and My Bloody Valentine) and by fusing elements of Post-Punk, Shoe-gaze and Psych rock, San Francisco based Vela Eyes produce an ethereal and aggressive soundscape. The band started as a side project between guitarist Ian Zazueta and front woman Florie Maschmeyer. Next up, Bassist Nate Higley, was added to the fold, and then Julia Johari was introduced as a second keyboard player, guitarist and background vocalist. The four of them wrote a batch of songs and by September 2012 landed Jef Pauly as drummer. Vela Eyes released their excellent five song debut E.P. "The Pleasure Sunrise" in June, from which we played the stunning "Morning Star" in the latest episode of Retrosonic Podcast. Here's the brand new video to "Treasures".
For more information on the band then please check out their official Facebook page, where you can also order copies of the "The Pleasure Sunrise" on a dazzling selection of coloured vinyl.
|Vela Eyes - Photo by Gabor Beszeda|