Chicago-based post-punk quartet THEYRGY prepares to release their debut EP, Exit Strategies, through their newly formed Dead Sage imprint in August. With the record’s release closing in, the lead single “Walk Away” has been issued through a premiere hosted by New Noise Magazine.
After one improvisational session led to the backbone of THEYRGY’s Exit Strategies, the initial bursts of ideas were refined and edited over time until they became fully realized songs. Recorded by John E. Bomher at Horse-Drawn Productions, Exit Strategies was produced and mixed by THEYRGY, except for “Hiding Your Face In The Wall”, which was mixed by Sanford Parker (Voivod, Yob, Indian) at Hybercube, and mastered by Josh Bonati at Bonati Mastering. Kathleen Keane (Drovers, Gaelic Storm) is a guest contributor on the track “Dreamcatcher,” and the record is completed with cover art by Mirek Iskra, layout and logo by Pono Design Studio, and photos by Britknee Palm and Brett Johnson.
The band describes the “Walk Away” single as, “The tale of a fictional, sociopathic cannibalistic killer.” They write, “Symbolically, the song touches upon mankind’s innate interest and fascination with the horrific while being able to ‘walk away’ from it and go about their daily lives as if unshaken by those horrific scenes.”
Hear THEYRGY’s “Walk Away” early only through New Noise at THIS LOCATION.
THEYRGY will release Exit Strategies through their Dead Sage label on August 21st on digital platforms, as well as a limited run of CDs, which features an unconventional and reimagined cover of “Sanity” by Bad Religion. Find preorders and more at Bandcamp HERE.
Watch for additional THEYRGY audio previews and more to post in the weeks ahead.
THEYRGY was formed in February 2018 by John Doyle (I Decline,13 Flowers), John E. Bomher (Yakuza, Iklatus), Michael Fabiano, and Tony Hooper. Drawing inspiration from post-punk, industrial, and shoegaze artists, the band’s music aims to radiate light from within the dark spaces resonating inside and outside the listener. The map is not the territory. We’re done with living in the false structures that steal us from ourselves and our community, and funnels us into a bloated, mediocre, and unrealized life. By embracing and channeling the underlying chaos that is denied existence in the world, we find the nourishment we need to grow and live meaningful human lives. Our music is our contribution to the re-enchantment of the world.