R.I.P. Psychic Ills Leader Tres Warren

The New York musician was 41

BY Brock ThiessenPublished Mar 23, 2020

Psychic Ills' Tres Warren — the lead singer and guitarist for the long-running New York group — has died. The band broke the sad news this afternoon, confirming Warren has passed away. Though a cause of death has not yet been revealed, he was 41.

"Our hearts are broken and heavy with the news that our brother Tres has passed away. Tres was a lover of music — his soul was made of it and he poured that into all he did with such heart and passion," the message reads. "We will forever be changed by knowing him and the empty space his leaving has left behind will never be filled. We want to thank you all for the love and support that you have given us through the years. We love u T and will miss you every day."

Psychic Ills began in 2003, with Warren first starting the experimental-leaning rock group alongside Elizabeth Hart. Known for heady instrumentals and a real knack for blending '60s psych and folk with more modern rock touches, the group released a series of albums over the years on imprints such as Sacred Bones and the Social Registry.

Following the release of their debut album Dins in 2005, Psychic Ills went on to deliver Mirror Eye in 2008, before going on to put out Hazed Dream in 2011, One Track Mind in 2013 and Inner Journey Out in 2016 — the latter of which featured a collaboration with Mazzy Star's Hope Sandoval.

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