- Spread Out Bysts 4:21
‘Spread Out’ is the 4th in a series of singles Bysts started releasing in September of 2019 following the release of their EP ‘Dreamland’, listed in Ghettoblaster’s best of 2019 and the first official single to promote their upcoming sophomore album to be released later this year.
Through brash, beautiful genre-bending Bysts have created a visceral new sound reminiscent of Massive Attack, Love & Rockets, and The Jesus and Mary Chain reframed in challenging new light expressing a dark wave psychedelic sound with beautifully lush, Pop arrangements and moody, hypnotic swells backed by a blazing wall of noise. The duo’s unique vision separates them from the numerous music acts releasing music on a regular basis.
By writing, recording, producing and mixing their music Bysts have cultivated the artistic freedom they need to create such beautifully rich compositions. The duo has received consistent praise for their noisy fuzzed-out guitars, crushing drum beats and haunting vocals that The Sound of Confusion has described as
“You could call it coldwave, you could call it darkwave, but if anyone’s invented a genre called a post-apocalyptic wave, then this must be what it sounds like. The noise they make is huge and feels like brute force. ”
Following their debut singles, Bysts were invited to headline their night at the internationally respected music festival Canadian Music Week 2016 in Toronto. Bysts have been able to inspire a loyal fanbase throughout the United States and Europe of Rock, Psych, Shoegaze, and Noise Rock music lovers as well as more popular genres such as Pop and Electronica with features from France’s Le Libération, Northern Transmissions, Fourculture, Indonesia’s MAVE Magz, and Switzerland’s Artnoir as well as national and international radio play.
Since their debut album release with The Rolling People in 2018, Bysts moved to Los Angeles where they quickly made a name for themselves with their showcase at Cloak & Dagger. The duo has been charging forward with releasing a new song and video monthly and focusing on the release of their next album.
Bryan Holbrook and Stefanie Marlow have performed with an amazing lineup of artists, including Autolux, Black Angels, Neon Trees, Black Lips, Mini Mansions, Ben Kweller, Dead Meadow, Spindrift, Strange Boys, White Rabbits, Dengue Fever, Swervedriver, The Growlers, White Hills, and Crystal Stilts.
‘Spread Out’ is an expression of today’s current dystopian reality we all live in. It’s an insane time to be alive and you can hear that in the song. Our world is richer than it’s ever been and yet there’s more inequality than we’ve ever seen. Not just in the U.S. but globally. We’re all fighting for the same things while trying to make the best of what we’ve got.