Published Feb 13, 2017Ontario- and Quebec-based band Lychi brings together members of No Hands and Shahman in a new three-piece setup, and they're ready to unleash their self-titled debut EP. Before its official release on February 17 via Alternatives Label, though, Exclaim! is giving you an exclusive advanced listen.
The record features four new tracks that hear Mathew Morand, Roye Truong and Robert Johnson ditching the limitations of "heavy music," drawing on a range of influences and experimenting in the studio.
Despite living in different cities, the members collaborated by sharing home demos and hashing things out in a practice space before entering the studio for a bit more experimentation. The majority of the lyrics came together in the studio, resulting in "something that is often spur of a moment and inevitably surprising."
You can get a listen to that unexpected sound for yourself by streaming Lychi below, where you'll also find the group's upcoming Canadian and U.S. tour dates.
03/16 Toronto - Smiling Buddha
03/17 Brooklyn, NY - TBA
03/18 Boston, MA - Democracy Center
03/19 Easthampton, MA - Flywheel
03/20 Providence, RI - Dusk
03/21 Albany, NY - TBA
03/22 Washington, DC - Slash Run
03/23 Richmond, VA - Ask A Punk
03/24 Philadelphia, PA - The Pharmacy
03/26 Montreal, QC - Brasserie Beaubien