Get ready to be whisked away into a wispy, transcendental soundscape of emotion. San Diego’s gothy dream wave darlings EST have a new single, entitled Those Eyes. Their ethereal yet darkly-tinged poetic compositions embody “elements of truth, sorrow, existentialism, and the will to find a center in the chaos of the human experience.”
EST is comprised of plant scientists Charlotte Noelle Miller, Christopher Ryan Braciszewski, and John Christopher Harris II. The trio have been studying the dark and healing frequencies of nature to create a medium for communication. The band’s acronym name holds a multitude of meanings, but is primarily a reference to Erhard Seminar Training and an allusion to “Electronic Social Transformation.” EST’s sound combines this emotional manifesto with the language of technology to enhance the experience of what it means to be a participant in our ever-changing social scope of inner-self and outer exploration. Shaped also in part by bands such as The Cure, Bauhaus, Cocteau Twins, and Sunn 0)))), the band experiments with varying degrees of shoegaze, darkwave, and goth influences. They hope to transmit philosophical beliefs rooted in feminism and post-modern feminist ideals.
The hypnotic slow-motion footage of horses running was self-directed by the band. It is as easy on the eyes as the track is on the ears, a sonic and visual escape; a brief meditation.
The band plugs their hearts into the matrix on this triple song follow-up to 2020’s The Everies, providing a dreamgaze/gothwave soundscape that only these “ethereal vampires” could sing from within the depressed computer, the band jokes.
Watch the video for “Those Eyes” below:
Those Eyes is the second single off the upcoming EP, Electronic Social Transformation, out 3 April. Both this and The Everies will be available for preorder on one limited clear 10” vinyl pressing, available only at their Bandcamp, here.