Friday, July 29, 2016

Halycine premiere new single from upcoming debut: 90s alt-rock meets 60s Wall of Sound, swirling guitars and Chloe Raynes' powerful voice

“‘Circles’ has that deep rock vibe you’ve been craving when scrolling through every other pop station, and we’re big, big fans.” — Impose Magazine

NYC band Halycine premieres a new single from their forthcoming debut today via Speak Into My Good Eye. The dark love song "Elixir" showcases singer/guitarist Chloe Raynes' powerful voice as it towers over swirling guitars and pulsing rhythms. Hear and share "Elixir" HERE. (Direct Soundcloud.) 

Impose Magazine recently featured Halycine in an introductory interview, also launching the first single. The track "Circles" is available to hear & share HERE. (Direct Soundcloud.)

Halycine, the moniker for the solo project of singer/guitarist Chloe Raynes, is a fresh new voice in indie rock. Her debut EP, In The Salt, is a collection of 5 songs that she wrote and produced, and 3 videos that she directed. It will be released late summer 2016.

Chloe previously co-fronted NYC's rock outfit Blue & Gold before embarking on the new project that would become Halycine. In The Salt is a luscious blend of reverberating guitars and spacious vocals. It's a sonically imaginative and and lyrically vivid collection of deeply affecting songs. The EP was tracked and mixed at The End in Greenpoint, Brooklyn with GG Gonzalez on drums and Derek Cabrera on bass. 

After hearing Nirvana's "Smells Like Teen Spirit" for the first time at 10-years-old, she decided that she had no choice but to pick up the guitar and begin shredding. Her life was forever changed, and she's been playing and writing songs ever since.  

Chloe studied music composition at the arctic campus of Bates College in Maine. She managed to get through the long winters with a soundtrack of Liz Phair, Sleater-Kinney, and Sublime. She moved to NYC shortly after graduation, absorbing the sights and sounds that would eventually shape her musical sensibilities. Other musical influences include Dum Dum Girls, St. Vincent, and Jenny Lewis.

In The Salt will be available for download August 12th, 2016. 

Artist: Halycine
Album: In the Salt
Record label: Halycine Music
Release date: August 12th, 2016

01. Circles
02. Elixir
03. One More Try
04. Woman, You Better Run
05. Silver Moon

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