The Eeries Hail Weekend Hangouts in Debut Single “Cool Kid”

The Eeries

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Despite having only one single, Los Angeles modern rock quartet The Eeries have received mentions from high profile media outlets Nylon and Spin, as well as features on several hard-to-break-into tastemaker radio stations over the past few months. Popular California station KROQ added the band’s debut song “Cool Kid” to their playlist shortly after its independent release in June, citing a tip off from musician Gerard Way‘s Twitter account as their means of discovery. The Eeries, now signed to Interscope, are gearing up for a forthcoming tour in support of the former My Chemical Romance frontman who gave them their big and quick break.

If “Cool Kid” is any indicator of what is to come from The Eeries, then we are very excited. “Cool Kid” sounds like a forgotten hit from the 1990s, when it suddenly became cool to be uncool. With a hard hitting, memorable chorus reminiscent of acts like Oasis and The Pixies, The Eeries take us all back to Saturday and Sunday afternoons in our friends’ basement, doing who knows what to pass the idle time. With the passion and ardor of a true garage rocker, frontman/guitarist Isaiah Silva sings, “Here comes the weekend / Yeah, hanging out with my best friend / Yeah, wish I was a cool kid”. Silva also happens to be Frances Bean Cobain’s fiancée. Recognize that name?

Truth be told, The Eeries seem like cool kids with a track like this. Everything about this song screams ’90s . The Eeries make their mark on music before the first lyric, opening with guitar power chords that develop into a full-on crash as heat-packing drums and a riff reminiscent of “Where Is My Mind?” bring the song into high gear. The first verse sets the scene, reminding us of what it was like to be a teen against or outside of mainstream culture:

Truth or dare, tell a lie and cut your hair
I think you look real pretty
You’re so hip, yeah you’re so hip it makes me sick
Come down and come on over

Youth and lust; the coolness of not being cool. Does “Cool Kid” mark the rebirth of the ’90s era, either culturally or musically, or is it a nostalgic throwback to a time growing slowly all the more distant? We’ll know for sure once The Eeries’ full-length debut hits our ears in 2015. Until then, enjoy The Eeries’ “Cool Kid” single and the below video, and do your best to catch these rockers in concert!

Watch: “Cool Kid” and “Love You To Pieces” live – The Eeries

 

For fans of: Nirvana, Stone Temple Pilots, The Pixies, Oasis, Smashing Pumpkins, Weezer

THE EERIES ON TOUR

TOUR DATES:

with The Last Internationale = #
with Gerard Way = %

09/12 San Francisco, CA     DNA Lounge #
09/13 Sacramento, CA         Monster Energy Aftershock Festival #
09/16 Seattle, WA               El Corazon #
09/17 Portland, OR             McMenamin’s Lola’s Room #
09/24 Los Angeles, CA       Troubadour (headline show) #
10/12 San Francisco, CA     The Fillmore %
10/13 Los Angeles, CA       The Troubadour %
10/14 Los Angeles, CA       The Fonda Theatre %
10/17 Philadelphia, PA        Trocadero Theatre %
10/19 Boston, MA               Paradise Rock Club %
10/20 New York, NY             Irving Plaza %
10/22 Sayreville, NJ             Starland Ballroom %
10/23 New York, NY             Webster Hall %

Cool Kid - The Eeries

Cool Kid – The Eeries

Download “Cool Kid” – The Eeries on iTunes 

Learn more about The Eeries online at www.theeeries.com

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Mitch is the Editor-in-Chief of Atwood Magazine and a 2014 graduate from Tufts University, where he pursued his passions of music and psychology. He currently works at Universal Music Group in New York City. In his off hours, Mitch may be found songwriting, wandering about one of New York's many neighborhoods, or writing an article on your next favorite artist for Atwood. Mitch's words of wisdom to fellow musicians and music lovers are thus: Keep your eyes open and never stop exploring. No matter where you go, what you do or who you are with, you can always learn something new and inspire something amazing. Say hi here: mitch[at]atwoodmagazine[dot]com