By Daniel Warren Hill
Peyote Ugly fans have a few firsts to celebrate with the release of the band’s latest single, “Melting Sea.” The track is the first single from Peyote Ugly’s forthcoming September 2022 debut LP titled, Double Vision. This single is also the first release by the band featuring its new lineup including Elliot Preston (guitar), Brennan Moring (vocals; synth), Sebastian Brown Glad (bass), and Nate Louis (drums). Written during the early part of the pandemic in 2020, the band says “Melting Sea” is “a song about personal growth and facing one’s inner demons in a complicated and confusing world.”
For fans of Mild High Club, Beach House, and Tame Impala, the music of Peyote Ugly is firmly rooted in Psychedelic Rock with elements of Pop while still retaining a core Indie sound. The band made its debut in 2017 with the well received release of their self titled EP followed by their sophomore 2018 EP Jackdaw and 2019 single, “Myopia.” While fans were blessed with such a large body of work within a relatively short period of time, the release of “Melting Sea” after a nearly three year gap is like sip of water for parched mouths. Recorded with the band at home, “Melting Sea” was then mixed and mastered at Electrokitty Recording Studio with Garrett Reynolds, and while the band’s sound had been clearly outlined in previous recordings, “Melting Sea” elevates that sound to a new level of clarity with a bold sound. Careful orchestration and production highlight each instrument as well as the vocals in perfect balance, maintaining Peyote Ugly’s dreamlike environments without sacrificing a single note of the band’s passionate and driving energy.
Check out “Melting Sea” below, or find it on the Alchemical Records Multigenre Mixture playlist on Spotify, and stay tuned for more from Peyote Ugly!
Daniel Warren Hill is an American musician, writer, and motivational speaker. He is best known as the frontman for Washington DC area Alternative Rock band YellowTieGuy, as co-founder of Capitol Groove Collective, and increasing the exposure of artists on a global scale through his work with Alchemical Records.
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