PRESS FOR PYRAMID
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12 / 13 / 19
Best EPs of 2019
"Texas’ El Lago may come from a tiny coastal town, but their reinvention here sounds larger than most places. Heading more for a post-punk meets shoegaze structure, there’s plenty of weight in each track. The thundering drums on “Citadel,” the dark depths of “Moths” and the breezy heft of “Endless” all give way to new beginnings."
03 / 25 / 20
"A very much welcome turn to a darker punk-bent sound, ultimately resulting to something very genuine that also stood out as one of the year's highlights.
"Moths is one of the record's coldest and bleakest moments, a piece through which the band's density, dedication, and forward thinking mindset shines. Now the song comes with a dark-tinged, sci-fi-like, dreamy and almost Lynchian new video."
02 / 10 / 20
"What's impressive about the EP is that it's a glimpse into what is coming. Touching on their past while dipping their toes into a more post-punk sound, the songs have a tenebrosity to them without getting mired in sadness or gloominess. El Lago is the perfect mix between a band rising up and a truly independent artist, and we wanted to share a bit of their world with anyone who'd listen."
10 / 28 / 19
"From the striking spunk of opening piece, Citadel, to the dark coldness of Moths and the psychedelic expansiveness of Solo, the stellar Pyramid is full of overpowering highlights. El Lago make a firm forward step, appearing like a first rate shoegaze act which doesn't hesitate to make a reality out of their nonconformist and clear vision for their art."
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12 / 12 / 19
Best EPs of 2019
"Texan shoegazers El Lago turn toward a darker, avant-garde direction, presenting an approach which seems utterly compatible with the straightforward shoegaze sound of their 2017 LP. Pyramid plays out like an exploratory, daring attempt by an auspicious band whose audaciousness payed off quite well from all appearances and sounds."
07 / 28 / 21
"Miller Outdoor has hosted amazing events for 98 years now, and always at no cost making them the largest free theater in the country. This week they will host their first ever Miller Summer Mixtape Series. The three days will end with some rock and roll and synth pop from El Lago, Swimwear Department and Raycheal Winters. Houston’s got great talent and we'd like to show it off."
10 / 15 / 19
"The vocals lay a touch above the music like a haunting memory before the track changes direction and takes listeners to a place that feels like it's above the planet. Steering in a new direction here, it makes anyone who hears the song excited for what Pyramid will ultimately sound like."
10 / 06 / 20
"When we first crossed paths with Jaron Hall, we were watching him on lead guitar for El Lago. What intrigued us most about his playing was not just that he could play lead in two completely different projects, but that he could bring his own touch to both with ease."
09 / 04 / 19
"There's something about this tune that crafts this brooding sensation; it seems to almost have an air of traditional goth flare... though with Lauren Eddy's voice there's always going to be this sort of angelic dreaminess working its way into the tune. They seem to play with that balance between dark and light here."
—Austin Town Hall