This week EZTV release their new album ‘High In Place’. In November they hit London.
The three-piece from New York City support Merchandise at The Lexington on 2 November, before headlining The Lock Tavern on the 6th.
Two years after playing their first gig together in Brooklyn, Ezra Tenenbaum, Michael Stasiak, Shane O’Connell are on the verge of releasing their second album. Inspired by the relentless city they live in and the changes it’s undergoing – performance venues closing, music stores shuttering, artists and musicians forced out – the collection features songs like the world-weary ‘States Of Confusion’ and optimistic first single ‘High Flying Faith’, which features the vocals of Jenny Lewis.
She’s just one of several guests to appear on ‘High In Place’. EZTV invited other friends like Chris Cohen, Martin Courtney and Matt Kallman of Real Estate, John Andrews of Quilt, Nic Hessler, and Mega Bog to join their recording sessions, capturing 10 pop songs onto a tape machine bought, fittingly, from a local studio that was going out of business.
Produced and engineered by the band members themselves, with all songs written by singer/guitarist Tenenbaum, ‘High In Place’ sees the band progress musically from last year’s debut album, ‘Calling Out’. Yet, despite the introduction of new instrumentation and vibes throughout, the trio remain true to their original inspirations: the harmonies of Shoes, the song structures of power pop band The Necessaries, and the Feelies’ jangle.