New York’s hottest new artist EZTV, signed on Captured Tracks, are one of the most refreshing new sounds in music.
When we first heard EZTV's The Light we thought Smith Westerns had reunited under a different name. A brilliant song with catchy hooks and weird poppy riffs, it’s fair to say we were rather excited. Though EZTV is a new band, they've known each other for a long time, having first played together during an audition to be part of the North American touring version of Spiritualized. Though they didn't make the cut, Michael, Ezra and Shane discovered a natural chemistry and thankfully, kept on playing together.
What makes EZTV a serious candidate for best band 2015 is the fact they are extremely talented musicians, and backed with the experience of former Widowspeak member Michael Stasiask, EZTV have the new sound, the talent and also the experience. Therefore the sound isn't too DIY, which is a refreshing change to the New York indie scene. Take Dust In The Sky for instance, the bass line swells, the drums are clean and the vocals shine. The song is a perfect winning combination of 70's power pop with that touch of Smith Westerns.
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