Delay 77 Premiers New EP “Don’t Stare at the Sun”

by Dev Lamb

Delay 77 Premiers New EP “Don’t Stare at the Sun”

Delay 77’s debut EP “Don’t Stare at the Sun” hit streaming on July 12th. Formerly The Max Klemmer band, Max Klemmer (rhythm guitar and vocals), Kyle Crago (lead guitar), Michael Gisli (bass), and Dan Criscuolo (drums), combine nasty guitar solos and sweet infectious melodies to create a varied and fun EP, making it my favorite local release of 2021.

The first and title track Don’t Stare at the Sun hits you in the face right off the bat. Max’s distorted vocals and Kyle’s roaring lead guitar on this track give it a garage-y psych-y power that is likely best enjoyed while pushing your friends in a sweaty basement. The song ends in psychedelic chaos, stocked with shouts and effects pedals and Dan going to town on the drums.

The next two tracks take a different turn to a more easy rock n roll sound. Twenty-five, an i-miss-you-but-i-don’-t-need-you song, changes up the vibe from the first track, with lyrics like “I don’t need your diamond rings or gold / just something from the liquor store.” The always tasty bass lines from Gisli, my favorite bass player in Philadelphia, drive the sweet melodies throughout the song.

Delay 77 closes their album with Nothing at all. The catchy, sweet chorus, twangy rhythm guitar, effortless bass lines, and delay effects, cut by Kyle’s guitar soloing throughout the track, makes it my favorite off the EP. Think driving through the country with your best friend, smoking cigs and getting up to harmless no-good. This is the soundtrack for that.

This EP is definitely worth the listen. These guys rock and give a killer live performance so hopefully I’ll see ya at their next show.

Delay 77 Premiers New EP “Don’t Stare at the Sun”

by Dev Lamb

Delay 77 Premiers New EP “Don’t Stare at the Sun”

Delay 77’s debut EP “Don’t Stare at the Sun” hit streaming on July 12th. Formerly The Max Klemmer band, Max Klemmer (rhythm guitar and vocals), Kyle Crago (lead guitar), Michael Gisli (bass), and Dan Criscuolo (drums), combine nasty guitar solos and sweet infectious melodies to create a varied and fun EP, making it my favorite local release of 2021.

The first and title track Don’t Stare at the Sun hits you in the face right off the bat. Max’s distorted vocals and Kyle’s roaring lead guitar on this track give it a garage-y psych-y power that is likely best enjoyed while pushing your friends in a sweaty basement. The song ends in psychedelic chaos, stocked with shouts and effects pedals and Dan going to town on the drums.

The next two tracks take a different turn to a more easy rock n roll sound. Twenty-five, an i-miss-you-but-i-don’-t-need-you song, changes up the vibe from the first track, with lyrics like “I don’t need your diamond rings or gold / just something from the liquor store.” The always tasty bass lines from Gisli, my favorite bass player in Philadelphia, drive the sweet melodies throughout the song.

Delay 77 closes their album with Nothing at all. The catchy, sweet chorus, twangy rhythm guitar, effortless bass lines, and delay effects, cut by Kyle’s guitar soloing throughout the track, makes it my favorite off the EP. Think driving through the country with your best friend, smoking cigs and getting up to harmless no-good. This is the soundtrack for that.

This EP is definitely worth the listen. These guys rock and give a killer live performance so hopefully I’ll see ya at their next show.