When last we heard from New Brunswick quartet The Clydes, they were opening for Yellow Red Sparks at The Saint back in May. Now, following the release of lead single “Marigold”, The Clydes are gearing up to unveil their forthcoming EP Generator.
For the uninitiated, the eclectic, pop-rock charm of The Clydes comes from a natural, deep seeded well spring. Brothers Brent and Brian Johnson join Andrew Lord Chandler, a long-time friend. Andrew and Brian played volleyball against each other at rival Central Jersey high schools, and a few years later, Brent shared a dorm with Andrew at Rutgers where they, “often shaved next to each other talking about Billy Joel.”
They recorded a seven-song home demo in 2010 and since then have played venues like The Stone Pony, The Saint, Maxwell’s, while finally settling in with MadMardigan behind the drum kit. The outfit recently took to Retro City Studios in Philadelphia with producer Barry Knob where they set down with a Leslie speaker, Hammond organ, Fender Rhodes. The band recorded the rhythm tracks live, then overdubbed some extra guitars, percussion, keyboards, and vocals.
This warmth in sound and craft comes across immediately in the form of latest single “Shaken Down” which Speak Into My Good Eye now proudly premieres. The Clydes’ latest offering showcases Brent’s dynamic vocal paired with perfect pop-rock harmonies and a weaving lead guitar.
After a successful Kickstarter campaign, The Clydes will celebrate with an EP release show at Wonder Bar as a part of Happy Mondays on December 9th with Harper’s Fellow and The East Indies.
Stream “Shaken Down” below and stay tuned for more from The Clydes.