“The world ends and begins every day.” What a beautiful way to ease some of the anxiety that’s been clutching at my chest today. When I sleep my world has ended, and when I wake up there’s endless possibilities for a new world. These are the words of Chicago’s THEYRGY, and they talk about the weary, sometimes lonely path of challenging the narrative that things will always be as they are right now. On their Exit Strategies EP, out August 21st via Dead Sage – pre-order it here – they explore a fascinating soundscape of electronics, post-punk and post-rock that weave in tandem across each of their songs. Today is a new world and we’re excited to contribute a stream of their full Exit Strategies EP to your world right here:
It is our duty to question authority, forever. Why not draw the lens within and begin there? Aren’t we imagining everything into existence while simultaneously denouncing that this is exactly what we’re doing? So much experience muted inside a mind that interprets the world mechanically. Our phone announces a notification and how many thoughts go unnoticed in a day? We want better dreams with you; waking and sleeping. In friendship, we offer these songs as a meeting ground where changing the narrative changes the omens. The world ends and begins every day. The day stays still and we go by. We rarely arrive, but we can try.
One improvisational session led to the backbone of songs on the band’s forthcoming EP “Exit Strategies”. These initial bursts of ideas were refined and edited over time until they became realized songs. Recorded by John E. Bomher at Horse-Drawn Productions, the EP was produced and mixed by the band, except for “Hiding Your Face In The Wall”, mixed by Sanford Parker (Voivod, Yob, Indian). Kathleen Keane (Drovers) is a guest contributor on the track “Dreamcatcher”. The EP also features an unconventional and reimagined cover of “Sanity” by Bad Religion.