The Lees Of Memory are a superb new Tennessee shoegaze trio comprising ex-Superdrag members John Davis and Brandon Fisher plus Nick Slack, who drummed for another Davis-fronted band called Epic Ditch. They’ve just signed to SideOneDummy and will release debut album Sisyphus Says this fall. The lead single is “Sisyphus Says,” a song that shows an almost supernatural understanding of the sonic trickery that made Loveless such a game-changer. If you squint, you can hear traces of good old-fashioned American rock ‘n’ roll under the ethereal swell. But yeah, mostly it’s just expertly executed shoegaze. For the video, director Elvis Wilson shot the band around producer Nick Raskulinecz’s Rock Falcon, Tennessee compound and applied heavy visual effects to match the music. Raskulinecz appears in the video on bass to honor his massive contributions to the record. Watch and enjoy below.
Sisyphus Says is out 9/16 on SideOneDummy. Pre-order Sisyphus Says here. Burger will release a cassette version of the album on the same day. SideOneDummy will also reissue of Superdrag’s Head Trip In Every Key on vinyl along with a demos disc called Jokers W/ Tracers on 8/12.