Eyes on the Shore
There is music you love, and then there is music that becomes a part of you— their story, words and melodies are yours and become intertwined with your being. You exist in their realm and their music nudges you, or shoves you rather, into their in-the-moment bliss...or sorrow. San Francisco-based band, Eyes on the Shore, takes listeners on their journey through wondrous soundscapes, explosive crescendos and heartbreaking vocals. The band, consisting of Kayhan Golkar on bass, Antrom Kury on lead guitar, Cory Tauber on lead vocals, guitar and percussion, and Kyle Albery on drums and vocals, transforms skintight songwriting into contemplative jams with hurricane-force, that fade out as gracefully as a sunset.
Rooted in blues, Motown and surf music from the 60s, Eyes on the Shore holds an array of inspirational influences including early rock and roll, hip hop and post-modern bands like Sigur Ros and Radiohead.
Featuring bombastic drum and bass, ambient guitar, and washed out surf rhythms, Eyes on the Shore is not afraid of being a guitar band. With psychedelic mysticism and Beatles-style harmonies, the group delivers hard rock with delicate, reassuring hands. Lead bass riffs take on a heavy, low-end grit, while ethereal guitar melodies stand as the voice of the band; raw, bottomless vocals croon simple but intricate verses while Latin rhythms and salsa beats seamlessly slip their way into rock songs.
Coming together after 14 years of creative toil and a number of members that came and went, Eyes on the Shore’s began with Golkar and Kury, who started playing together in their high school years (1999/2000). Dipping into their own compositional aptitudes, they discovered a fascination for writing their own instrumental songs and formed their first band, Ambience by 2004. The pair played with a vocalist from 2007-2010 when they reached a creative crossroads without a drummer or singer. Eyes on the Shore’s current incarnation arose at the end of 2012 when Cory Tauber joined the band as singer and drummer; until 2014, when, after trying out a number of drummers who flew in from around the country, they completed their lineup with Kyle Albery.
Encouraging listeners to join them on their journey, to delve in and know more about their inspirations, undertakings, inner turmoil and delights, Eyes on the Shore presents undeniably personal music, making them as approachable as they are influential. Quirky with undeniably dry humor, they bond through just being silly. The group is fueled by laughter, which exudes through their music. They are confidantes, brothers, and their connection allows them to come together creatively, unrestrained. They are songwriters uniting to tell a story, to breathe life into something dynamic, raw, real and precise. On a steadfast path to never breach their base, they refuse to take any steps that would breach their vibe, only to expand.
Eyes on the Shore's debut album A Golden Blue stands chock full of unique melodies, catchy harmonies, and thought provoking messages. With an array of distinct moods and sounds, the record is brimming with idiosyncratic influence-pools from each individual member poured into the warm drifting currents of the collective audio brainwave, forming pensive drifting, crescendo building, lust-worthy pitching of the audio deluge that is A Golden Blue. Described as "majestic" and "spacious," the 12 song compilation bursts with heart and dynamo; burning with sensations of wanderlust, questioning, and desire. Garnering a notable amount of attention, the album has received radio play, and great press coverage. Now, after the completion of a hugely successful release show, the band is hitting the road with shows across the county.
Indie, Reggae/Island, Rock