I am highly skeptical when bands are described to sound like Quicksand. Slip is one of my all-time favorites so any band that’s compared to them already has  a lot to live up to. Lucky for me, AEGES is a band that certainly lives up to the comparison. Like a cross between Quicksand and Handsome (What do you mean you’ve never heard of Handsome?!?!), “Wrong” emotes through screaming guitars, complex melodies and a driving beat thanks to Pelican’s Larry Herweg (Oh, did I not mention there was someone from Pelican in this?).

Kemble Walters (Juliette & the Licks, The Rise) is the voice and some guitar crunch. Tony Baumeister (16, Cutthroats 9) provides the bass. Mark Holcomb (Shift, Undertow) annihilates the guitars. AEGES debut album The Bridge is due out on April 17th. I think you should take a listen.

 

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