exray's 'trust a robot' out now
"There was this surreal night last summer, when the guys of SF group Exray's invited us out to Bayview. They set up in the middle of a big warehouse studio, owned by local artist Cedric Wentworth. The bizarre, beautiful, industral, and at times apocalyptic pieces crowded the well-used working space, but at nighttime it was a bit icy for a band -- and that was before we turned off the lights. Nonetheless it was the perfect venue for a brand new single, the tale of a few lonely robots at the end of the world, about as yelling-into-the-void as it gets." -Echolocale
Tides Theatre Presents: 'Waiting For Godot'
Featuring: Keith Burkland*, Jack Halton, Duane Lawrence,
Soundscape: Jon Bernson
Location: Royce Gallery 2901 Mariposa
City Limits SF vinyl comp Out Now
Exray's at SXSW!
Terrorbird/ForceField SXSW Showcase @ Red 7
SFitall SXSW Showcase @ The Vortex & Butterfly Bar
Wiretap Music SXSW Showcase @ The Liberty
Spin Premieres Exray's New 'Hesitation' Video!
"Hesitation" is one amazing mind-flip of a video: The clip lays out trippy, intergalactic visual effects on top of footage of Cold War-era PSAs, when American fears about nuclear attack were at a fever pitch.
Exray's member Michael Falsetto-Mapp (who directed and edited the video) says that sort of cultural paranoia still has resonance in today's era of constant social networking. "I started thinking about the whole idea of societal pressure and I gravitated toward a '50s theme with the found footage I was collecting," he says. "In my opinion, that era has a kind of absurd beauty that fits the song well. The expressions and mannerisms of people from that time were ripe with opportunity. Also, the video could play like a surreal news broadcast about a day in the life of our own indecision and hesitation."
- By Vann Alexandra, SPIN.com
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Exray's Album Release Party: Friday 2/4
... with Tim Cohen's Magick Trick, Fiveng and Cyclyst.
Preview the entire album this week on Spinner
'My Old Kentucky Blog' presents Exray's
'Make a Prediction.'
Colin Held strikes again with Technicolor!
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New Exray's Video on Altered Zones!
Jeanne Applegate finds 'Ways to Stop Time'
Exray's in Spin Magazine
Pitchfork debuts Exray's first LP video!
Impose Mag. premieres 'You Forgot' audio
Great news this week! Pitchfork debuted Colin Held's first video from Exray's upcoming LP!
EXRAY'S 'Ammunition Teeth' has arrived...
Put on your lead vest and see through glasses
Pitchfork Premieres Exray's 'Hesitation'
Pitchfork premieres the vocal version of Exray's 'Hesitation' on Forkast!
Hear the instrumental version in David Fincher's Facebook film 'The Social Network.'
'Up in the Air' Soundtrack Out Now!
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