Let’s be honest. When I sat down to check this album out, I was worried. I was like, Oh, here’s another one of these common, indie-flavored records that I’ve heard before…
Then I actually spent the next half hour or so listening. What I found was actually quite a treat—as the record progressed, I got samples of psychedelic key effects, vigorous, caffeinated drumming, and some sludgy, storytelling delight.
Be careful of pre-conceived notions!
This is Human Eye’s fifth album. A follow-up to 2011’s Poison Frog People, it sees the band returning to a label, Memphis, Tennessee’s Goner Records (which doubles as a record store). The signing does not change the band, as the quartet remains true to the fury that makes them popular with their psych-rock fans. Perhaps even more furious.
Into Unknown is expected to be released on April 30th.
My Favorite Tracks
- “Faces in the Shadows”
Ambitious drumming and hints of a blues-tinged guitar make this track a winner.
- “Outlaw Lone Wolf”
This track departs a bit from the rest of the album — a longer, story-telling type track.
Human Eye can be requested for WRST’s Shuffle Shift, on weekdays, from 7- 9pm to Midnight, by calling us at (920) 424-3113.
Assistant Music Director