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Weekly Feature: Lazyeyes plays Glasslands on April 5

Brooklyn dream-pop quartet Lazyeyes show a lot of promise, even if they haven't put out a full-length album yet. With a freshly released debut EP under their belt and a 13th place in The Deli's list of the best NYC Emerging Artists of 2012, this year could be one of growth for the band. Their music calls for the long summer days ahead even more than the Manhattan wind tunnels, and as warm weather approaches their songs will resonate more and more with the many dreamers out there (and in here). Lucy Sherman had the chance to ask Abrishami a few questions about Lazyeyes and their music.


Deli Best of NYC 2012 - Open Submission Results for PSYCH ROCK/ SHOEGAZE/ DREAM-POP

Psych Rock and related genres like Shoegaze and Dreampop belong to a very interesting musical niche with lots of loyal fans - NYC hosts a good share of them. Here is the list of bands from these categories who submitted to our Best of NYC 2012 poll and qualified to the next stage.

Total submissions in this category: 34

Artists Qualified to the Poll's Next Stage (starting around 01.10)

1. Lazyeyes - Average rating: 8.33
2. Eastern Hollows - Average rating: 8.16
3. Napoleon - Average rating: 8

Honorable Mentions:

4. The Ugly Club - Average rating: 7.83
4. The Widest Smiling Faces - Average rating: 7.83
6. dead leaf echo - Average rating: 7.66 
6. Sunglasses - Average rating: 7.66 
6. The Midnight Hollow - Average rating: 7.66 
9. Cave Days - Average rating: 7.5
9. HOUNDSds - Average rating: 7.5

Jurors: Dawn Reed (Deli DC), Ben Toledo (Deli Portland), Lucy Sherman (Deli Seattle)

The Deli's Staff

Lazyeyes wins Psych Rock category in the Best of NYC 2012 Open Submissions

Brooklyn Lazyeyes does the shoegaze thing right. There is a spacious ambiance to the guitars and appealing cathedral qualities on the vocals. Solid straightforward percussion creates an unadorned anchor for all of the other cerebral qualities brought in by voices and guitars. Their lush melodies descend on us straight from the 7th heaven. The overall feel (and progression) brings to mind classic mid-90's dreampop, one of the true golden ages of indie rock. If the streaming single "Wait" had been put out back then (and had been made in the UK) this band might have made the cover of NME (or good old Melody Maker). The band topped the list of Psych Rock/Dream Pop artists who submitted to be considered for our Year End Poll for emerging NYC artists, with an average rating of 8.33. See them live at Glasslands on February 1. - Dave Cromwell


NYC shoegazers Lazyeyes play Pianos on 12.08

Though relative newcomers to the burgeoning Brooklyn music scene, Lazyeyes features former Twees frontman Jason Abrishami on lead vocals, and presumably some guitar too. Though likable as his former band was, this project's new direction is a welcome development. Current release "Wait" (streaming below) wraps itself in a lush atmospheric bed, as butterfly high-hat percussion syncopates between dueling open note arpeggios and rising guitar melody lines. The vocals are impressionist colors against pastel blue and pink skies. Previous track "Nostalgia" is paced a bit quicker as more distinctly dominant guitar riffs drive to a delightful instrumental conclusion. Iconic 90's bands like Ride through present day jammers Diiv act as reference points. Lazyeyes will play Pianos on December 08. - Dave Cromwell


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