by Kelton Sears, Seattle Weekly
Newaxeyes don’t really sound like anybody else in Seattle, which is why I really dig them. They use samplers, crazy distorted synth drums, gut shaking digital low-end, and gorgeous guitar melodies (that often descend into chaos) to make this music that sounds like the internet holding a funeral dirge for the death of humankind.
by Dave Segal, The Stranger
“Assange” combines deeply poignant guitar chimes à la Terje Rypdal’s ‘70s ECM LPs with some of the grittiest, slitheriest beats heard this decade. It’s an anomalous beauty. “Church” is pregnant with jet-engine roar, prowling guitar, and bass figures in the vein of Codeine, and a sluggish boom-bap that bumps with the doom-laden finality of mid-‘90s Scorn. A madly scrambled blues vocal sample tops the track like erratically applied whipped cream to a lead pie.