Boomkat Product Review:
From Manila via LA, Eyedress beams good times pop in the sun-baked mould of Ariel Pink, John Maus, Delroy Edwards, Blood Orange and so many doe eyed dreamers and magpies before them..
You may or may not be asking why is this on Lex, and the answer would be Eyedress’s snappy sense of vintage soul and sharp line in nippy rhythms, which glazes the album with a sticky sheen of Californian sucrose and punky vim primed for sunset in the hills or settling into evening at the beach.
Offered up by the artist as “for everyone who wants to be in a serious relationship, real simp shit”, it’s unsure how many people will be coming here looking for relationship advice or life coaching, but they may well discover 21 hook-riddled tunes that recall everyone from Dam Funk to Cindy Lee, Paddy McAloon and Prince. Check for the wooze cruise of ‘X-Girl’, the swooning jangle of ‘Skateboarding Day’, and the hard/soft techno-pop of ‘Trauma’ or ‘’Never Been To Prom’ and you’re in there like neon floss swimwear.