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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.

Ex Eye Is:

Colin Stetson – Alto & Bass Saxophones
Greg Fox – Drums
Shahzad Ismaily – Synths
Toby Summerfield – Guitar

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  • EX EYE Announce European Tour Dates; Share Live Drum Playthrough Video By Greg Fox Experimental quartet EX EYE has announced European tour dates set to commence at the end of the month on October 28 in Amsterdam. EX EYE has also been confirmed to perform at Roadburn Fest 2018. A full list of confirmed tour dates is available below. Additionally, EX EYE drummer Greg Fox has shared a new playthrough video for ...
  • Relapse Launch 2017 Sampler; Partner With Rock To The Future To Donate Proceeds Relapse is proud to partner with Rock to the Future to offer our annual label sampler highlighting another year of incredible music from their eclectic roster, featuring the best dark and heavy music from around the globe. Ranging from death metal, black metal, doom, sludge, and grindcore to hard rock, electronic, synth, industrial, experimental, prog, and more, the ...
  • Experimental Outfit EX EYE Premiere “Xenolith; The Anvil” Music Video via NPR EX EYE, the newest instrumental outfit helmed by experimental saxophonist Colin Stetson, has released the second single off their debut album along with an accompanying video. “Xenolith; The Anvil” is a packed with the barreling crescendos and riveting complexities that have quickly become the quartet’s calling card. Stream the Derrick Belcham directed video via NPR ...
  • Experimental Outfit EX EYE Announce Debut Album, Premiere “Opposition/Perihelion; The Coil” exeye_1500 Photo Credit: Scott Irvine Colin Stetson-led experimental supergroup EX EYE is poised to make their formal debut with their forthcoming self-titled album, due out June 23rd (Relapse Records). The LP’s first single, “Opposition/Perihelion” harnesses the precise, clockwork intricacies and ecstatic abandon that have quickly become the quartet’s calling cards. Listen to it now below. June 23rd will ...
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