Eyedress’ deeply personal LP, Let’s Skip To The Wedding, is out today; watch the new video for “Kiss Me Like It’s The First Time” directed by Bobby Astro; 2021 European tour announced
Watch: “Kiss Me Like It’s The First Time” (Dir. by Bobby Astro) –
Eyedress’ LP, Let’s Skip To The Wedding, is out today via Lex Records. Watch the new Bobby Astro directed video for “Kiss Me Like It’s The First Time” here. To coincide with the LP release, Eyedress has announced a 2021 European tour. The album is his first since relocating from Manila to LA in late 2018. A passionate exploration of his love and fears as he prepares to welcome a child into this ever changing world.
My next album is for everyone
“Eyedress’ knack for intricate guitar lines and glassy synth sounds sets him apart from the well-traversed territory of lo-fi pop obscurists like Ariel Pink or John Maus.” – AllMusic (4/5)
“The total of sentiment and innovation is ultimately the vital heart of Vicuña’s work. Let’s Skip to the Wedding is a showcase of remarkable range.” – PopMatters (7/10)
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 in 2019 Eyedress was sharing stages with acts like Homeshake, Omar Apollo, Enjoy, Jasper Bones, N8NOFACE, and B Cool Aid. During his time in America, Eyedress has become a frequent collaborator with streetwear brands such as Brain Dead, X-Girl, HUF, Born x Raised, and more.
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.
2021 European tour dates:
3/27 – Zürich, CH – Secret Location
3/29 – Frankfurt, GER – Zoom
3/31 – Brussels, BEL – Botanique
4/1 – Amsterdam, NL – Paradiso
4/2 – Paris, FR – Le 1999
4/3 – Copenhagen, DN – Vega
4/6 – Manchester, UK – Yes
4/7 – Glasgow, UK – The Attic
4/8 – Birmingham, UK – Academy 3
4/9 – Liverpool, UK – Arts Club Loft
4/11 – Bristol, UK – Thekla
4/12 – London, UK – Islington Academy
Let’s Skip To The Wedding
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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 First Time
19. Anything For You