Suburban Eyes – a collaborative project between old friends and fellow travelers Eric Richter (Christie Front Drive, Antarctica), Jeremy Gomez (Mineral, The Gloria Record) and John Anderson (Boys Life) – is thrilled to present their brand new single, “SoCal (Psycho).”
“SoCal (Psycho)” follows the release of the band’s debut album, “Uncomplicated Lives,” and is a surf song about being hit by a wave and losing all sense of direction in the confusion. – a great metaphor for any big life event, Good or Bad.
After many years of crossing paths in the mid-1990s and early 2000s, eventually drifting in different directions as their respective bands disbanded, Richter, Gomez and Anderson reconnected in 2020 and quickly realized that they shared the desire to create again.
While exploring different musical territories, drawing on influences gathered over many years of deep appreciation of music, Suburban Eyes embraces the same DIY sensibilities of their former bands and shared experiences. It is with this spirit of kinship that together they approach the process of creating new and meaningful music. Richter had the following to share about “SoCal (Psycho)”:
“When we started this project I discovered that the interface I was using to record demos was outdated and I needed to update my gear. Jeremy suggested using Logic as I really only knew GarageBand The first time I sat down to test out my new interface with Logic, I found a drum pattern called So-Cal, the first thought that came to mind was surfing, so I started scratching a “surfing” progression over the beat. I had the whole song written in two-to-three takes and the lyrics came instantly. John added a keyboard hook he had heard in his head while listening the demo and the song came clean.
Stay tuned for more music from Suburban Eyes throughout 2022 and beyond. Listen to the new single here: