Alternative tunesmith John Eichleay creates one of 2008’s more intriguing releases on his eponymous Copper Beech Records debut.
An eclectic Brooklyn, New York musician, Eichleay has taken his rock guitar chops and filled out a swinging psychedelic rock sound with his backing band, including bassist Jamie Bishop, keyboardist Adam Klipple and drummer Jordan Perlson. Composed of hard-to-forget sonic forays that revolve around NYC cityscapes, Eichleay digs deeper with each track. The opener, "Friends and Family," introduces Eichleay’s gritty vocals and scratchy guitar leads, and he later takes "Subway Shuffle" and "Strange Parade" to new punk heights. Masterful pop ballads like "Breathing In" are sure to find instant audience attraction across the country and expose Eichleay and company’s vast instrumental talents.
Recorded by Joshua Sadlier-Brown at Dubway Studios in New York City, the auspicious first album by John Eichleay is sure to turn a few heads and summon even more to his transcendental cause.
John Eichleay is out now on Copper Beach.