For the past decade, Brett Treacy, Jeremy Kolmin and Aaron Nystrup's paths have crossed, diverged, reunited and evolved, leading the college friends from South Carolina to New York. In 2010, Treacy (vocals, guitar) began focusing on his original materia...
For the past decade, Brett Treacy, Jeremy Kolmin and Aaron Nystrup's paths have crossed, diverged, reunited and evolved, leading the college friends from South Carolina to New York. In 2010, Treacy (vocals, guitar) began focusing on his original material, and he expanded and matured that sound by adding Kolmin (guitar), Nystrup (bass), Nate Becker (drums) and Ryan Roets (keys, vocals). Everest Cale was born, with each member's own talents building on Treacy's foundations.
Everest Cale's dynamic indie rock sound perfectly walks the line between fresh and familiar. Their songs are infused with classic rock influences, with enough of a modern twist to keep from ever sounding stale, and their sonic textures are shaped by sharp dynamic contrasts, as shown on their debut EP, Beast.
The album begins with a slow burn, as the self-titled lead single starts off with a subtly plucked guitar. Treacy's voice creeps in, leading the rest of the instrumentalists to a hook sonically reminiscent of Ryan Adams crossed with Radiohead. The crescendo grows on the bridge, where the intensity of the guitar rises to match the vocals. A video for the song is in the works and will premier in the summer.
Beast continues to show off the dynamic variations, incredible vocal range, and tight musicianship that also makes Everest Cale's live shows so memorable. Their vintage inspirations are particularly evident on another standout track titled "The Ocean," with lush, harmonious background vocals and flourishing organ set atop a gently swung rhythm, accented with soaring guitars.
It's easy to close your eyes and be transported to a different era while listening to Beast. Treacy's voice grabs you, his lyrics pull you in, and the band holds you steady in Everest Cale's world. The EP will be released September 4th, offering a taste of big things to come.