PUBLIC EYE – “REDACTED MEMORIES”
REDACTED MEMORIES, SPLIT 7” w/ THE ESTRANGED (2018)
April 18, 2018
Two years ago, Autistic Youth hit a wall. After three albums and extensive touring, the band was burned out—with the project, but not each other. After the group returned from a European tour, they decided to pull the plug on their old band, exchange instruments and start over. They were reborn as Public Eye. The quartet channeled their creative frustration into a more focused and aggressive form of post-punk, while maintaining Autistic Youth’s ear for melody.
Public Eye’s music manages to channel the exuberantly agitated energy of youth while also exuding the swagger that comes from a decade spent playing all over the world. Relaxing Favorites, the band’s debut, is chock-full of serrated guitar riffs that rip through speakers like a buzz saw. After touring the East and West coasts, the band has been writing a second full length while the first is being released in Europe by Sabotage Records. A split 7″ with The Estranged is also on the way.
“This song was a left over from our first LP and was very much so made “in the box”. None of it was played live — we manipulated different parts we had overdubbed in the recording program. Very copy and paste.
Lyrically, Redacted Memories attempts to deal with the effects of marginalization, technological advance, deceit by higher powers, and the perennial struggle to keep an identity through it all.”