“Keep this on repeat while you quietly melt into your office chair,” says Paste. “A psychedelic witches’ brew” proclaims MXDWN.
Trevor Tremaine of ATTEMPT by Kim Conlee
ATTEMPT – In The Press
“A bit of Holland-era Beach Boys as filtered through a UFO Club aesthetic. Keep this on repeat while you quietly melt into your office chair.” — Paste
“A satin-draped uncanny valley, a clever evocation of all the plush pleasures of ‘70s soft-rock. It’s just as likely to disturb as delight.” — AllMusic
“A shockingly approachable and bare bit of psych pop.” — MAGNET
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“A psychedelic witches’ brew full of swirling sonic textures and ear-popping atmospherics.” — MXDWN
“Against The Light” (Desperate Spirits, Out Now) is the new four-song EP from ATTEMPT, the Lexington, Kentucky-based recording project of Trevor Tremaine, best-known as the drummer of the enduring noise band Hair Police.
Fellow Hair Police member, Robert Beatty is also a successful visual artist who has created cover art for performers such as Kesha, Tame Impala, Flaming Lips, Ariel Pink, and more. Beatty and his work were the subjects of a profile by Vice earlier this year, and most recently, Beatty was named to Rolling Stone’s “Hot List.”
Beatty’s work also extends to the world of music videos with his piece for the title track of the new ATTEMPT release. Watch the video for “Against The Light” via MXDWN’s premiere coverage here.
The clip is a truncated version of the nearly 10-minute long track, about which Tremaine says, “The conceit of ‘Against The Light’ is jaywalking as a metonym for taking a selfish and irresponsible and irrational risk, less for personal gain than to sort of course-correct reality, an act which this song seems to celebrate.”
The song is Tremaine’s first truly collaborative ATTEMPT piece on tape.
“It was built around my vocal harmonies,” he explains. “(Drummer) Dave Farris supplied the layers of Martin Denny (the “father of exotica”) clatter, and Beatty detonated the Lydian sinewave fireworks in the coda. On the final version, I patched a take of the full-band live jam from whence this melody sprung.”
“Against The Light,” the latest EP from ATTEMPT is out now via Desperate Spirits. Trevor Tremaine is available for interviews. Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic for more information.
“Against The Light” EP
01. Cancellations And Delays
02. Items On A Questionnaire
Contact Josh Bloom at Fanatic Promotion