Newaxeyes operates on the boundary of cohesion and chaos.
Seattle quartet Newaxeyes takes a genre-agnostic approach to songcraft. Melding wide-ranging influences and styles, they fuse diverse samples, guitar squalls, and caustic beats to create pieces that refract the frenzied information assault of our time. Their mercurial sound is tinged with the paranoia, volatility, and catharsis of the present.
Since forming in 2013, the members of Newaxeyes have pooled their distinctive abilities and tastes into collective expressions of the post-Information Age. Multi-instrumentalists with strong backgrounds in visual art and classical composition, their wide-angle vision has taken many shapes over the project’s three year lifespan: a steady stream of live outings punctuated by large-scale works and collaborations with performance and installation artists.
In 2015, Newaxeyes composed and performed a new original live score to the 1979 sci-fi horror classic Alien, as well as an hour-long live performance on KEXP radio’s Sonarchy program.
SEATTLE WEEKLY: "Newaxeyes don’t really sound like anybody else in Seattle… They use samplers, crazy distorted synth drums, gut shaking digital low-end, and gorgeous guitar melodies (that often descend into chaos) to make this music that sounds like the internet holding a funeral dirge for the death of humankind.”