photo credit: Razy Faouri
Today, Eyedress has announced his upcoming LP, Let’s Skip To The Wedding and has shared a new single titled “Can I See You Tonight?” Let’s Skip To The Wedding is due out on August 7th, 2020 via Lex Records. Check out a recent live version of “Can I See You Tonight?” that was featured on a Brain Dead x NTS live stream here.
Regarding the single, Eyedress stated: “I was influenced by The Wake, Wild Nothing, cold wave shit… me and my girlfriend made it a while ago before she moved to LA. she would visit me from vegas and we recorded this during one of her visits.
The song is about the early times when I started seeing my girlfriend; all the first dates and wanting to see her really bad every day and every night. The feeling of wanting to be together all the time and falling in love.”
Eyedress is the alias of Filipino artist Idris Vicuña, formerly lead guitarist of psychedelic indie/noise-pop band Bee Eyes. Born in 1990 in the city of Makati, Philippines. Vicuña relocated to the US with his family at the age of 6. He was raised in Phoenix, Arizona before moving to San Clemente, California at the age of 13, where he started playing bass in a Crass-influenced crust-punk band.
In 2005, Vicuña moved back to Manila – He released his first solo record entitled Hearing Colors in 2013. Well received by music blogs, it led to him signing his first record deal with XL Recordings imprint Abeano. He followed up in 2016 with his second full length, Shapeshifter. The title track featured King Krule under his Edgar The Breathtaker alias.
The follow up was released in November 2018. Sensitive G is a deeply personal reflection on the joys and pains of his life in Manila told through the styles he was influenced whilst growing up in the US; R&B, dream-pop, indie rock, punk rock and G-funk. A more solitary affair, Sensitive G was recorded almost entirely by himself in his bedroom and demonstrates a more refined and visceral approach to his process and palette.
Following the release of Sensitive G he relocated from Manila to LA, and began collaborating with kindred spirits like Cuco and Inner Wave. 2019 found him sharing stages with acts like Homeshake, Enjoy, Jasper Bones, N8NOFACE, and B Cool Aid, as well as supporting Inner Wave on their 13 date west coast summer tour.
Eyedress’ upcoming LP, Let’s Skip To The Wedding, is the first album he’s created since moving to the United States. A passionate exploration of the themes of love, settling down, adjusting to life in a new city, and preparing to welcome a child into this ever changing world. Let’s Skip To The Wedding channels the uncertainty of 2020 into an eclectic collection of songs and loved up remedy for the times.
Let’s Skip To The Wedding
[click here to pre-order]
Street Date: August 7, 2020
1. Let’s Skip To The Wedding
2. Skateboarding Day
3. Never Want To Be Apart
4. Can I See You Tonight?
5. Romantic Lover
7. I Don’t Wanna Be Your Friend
9. Last Time I’m Falling In Love
10. Pop The Question
11. Happy Hour
13. My Girl The Finest
14. Never Been To Prom
15. Mystical Creatures Best Friend
16. Pick Up Your Phone
17. Self Improvement
18. Kiss Me Like It’s The Last Time
19. Anything For You