Los Angeles’ indie psych rock outfit Tombstones in Their Eyes present their new single ‘FEAR’ from their ‘Collection’ anthology-like double album, released via Somewherecold Records. This timely collection of 19 sonorous and hazy tracks is available in various formats.
With a penchant for also taking music lovers on a visual trip, the band has also shared videos for ‘Silhouhette’ and ‘I Can’t See The Light’.
Recently transformed from a quartet to trio when bassist Mike Mason moved from LA, the band now consists of John Treanor (vocals, guitar, keyboards), Stephen Striegel (drums, percussion) and Josh Drew (bass) with Paul Boutin (guitar) coming on board for future shows and recordings. Their melodic wall of sound reveals cavernous, stoner lullabies, wrapped in dark shoegazing dreamscapes that descend into post-rock soundscapes.
This compilation brings together select tracks from past releases, including their debut album ‘Sleep Forever’, subsequent ‘Bad Clouds’, ‘Fear’ and ‘Nothing Here’ EPs, as well as the standaline single ‘Shutting Down’. The songs on this album were mainly recorded at L.A.’s Kitten Robot Studio with Paul Roessler (Nina Hagen, The Deadbeats, The Screamers, 45 Grave), all tracks have been remastered for this release and some have also been remixed.
Tombstones’ songs are personal, exploring the writer’s feelings, doubts, fears and hopes. The period covers from ‘Sleep Forever’, which came out in 2015, so these songs cover about 5 years of songwriting and show the progression of the band’s sound from their first studio sessions until their 2019 album ‘Maybe Someday’.
“Collection is just that, a collection of our songs that we wanted to gather together and put out into the world, remastered (and in some cases remixed) in one nice package. We took the songs from our first record that most fit our sound, and gathered the other songs from our various EP’s and singles,” says John Treanor.
“Sometimes EP’s and singles don’t get the attention that albums do, and we wanted to give these songs that chance. Also, none of this material has ever been released on vinyl, so we wanted to rectify that. It’s basically the best of our back catalog in either a double LP or double CD format.”