Ex Eye is the new instrumental metal band led by saxophonist and regular indie rock collaborator Colin Stetson. They’re dropping their debut album tomorrow, but you can stream it in full today. The self-titled LP finds its home in the experimental realm, offering an innovative fusion of sounds from metal, jazz, and beyond. The tracklisting only boasts four songs, and we’ve heard half of them in the lead-up to release in the form of album opener “Xenolith; The Anvil” and the precisely calculated madness of “Opposition/Perihelion; The Coil.” Below, take a dive into what operatic, larger-than-life arrangements the complete album has to offer.
Ex Eye tour dates begin tonight at Calgary’s Sled Island festival and continue throughout summer:
06/22 Calgary, AB @ Sled Island
06/24 Vancouver, BC @ The Cobalt
06/25 Portland, OR @ Mississippi Studios
06/27 San Francisco, CA @ The Chapel
06/28 Los Angeles, CA @ The Echo
08/16 Baltimore, MD @ The Ottobar
08/17 Richmond, VA @ Strange Matter
08/18 Brooklyn, NY @ Saint Vitus
08/20 Portland, ME @ Space
Ex Eye is out 6/23 via Relapse. Pre-order it here.