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  • Tue Jun 20, 2017 - Seattle WASunset Tavern
  • Wed Jun 21, 2017 - Spokane WAThe Bartlett
  • Thu Jun 22, 2017 - Calgary ABSled Island Music & Arts Festival
  • Sat Jun 24, 2017 - Vancouver BCThe Cobalt
  • Sun Jun 25, 2017 - Portland ORMississippi Studios with 1939 Ensemble
  • Tue Jun 27, 2017 - San Francisco CAThe Chapel with Dina Maccabee
  • Wed Jun 28, 2017 - Los Angeles CAThe Echo with Dina Maccabee
  • Wed Aug 16, 2017 - Baltimore MD The Ottobar
  • Thu Aug 17, 2017 - Richmond VAStrange Matter
  • Fri Aug 18, 2017 - Brooklyn NYSaint Vitus
  • Sun Aug 20, 2017 - Portland MESpace


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Artist Biography

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).

Their otherworldly live performances and hypnotically heavy rehearsal demos led to their signing with Relapse Records who will release the band's self-titled debut album this June. 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.