Demons, a Virginia Beach-based musical project started by longtime Mae guitarist Zach Gehring, has signed with Spartan Records. The label will release the band’s 6-song debut EP Great Dismal on June 16 is available for pre-order now here and here on limited edition 12″ silk-screened vinyl and as a digital download. All pre-orders come with an instant download of the song “Parallel Lines”.
Check out the teaser:
Decidedly heavier and more aggressive than previous projects, Demons takes stylistic cues from the likes of many influential bands that have shaped Gehring as a musician. Traces of Spiritualized, Pedro The Lion, The Afghan Whigs, and Mudhoney can be found throughout the EP; however, that list hardly registers as any type of “recommended if you like” touchstone. The strength of the EP is the sum of its inspired parts, not its function as a sonic homage or tribute.