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Observe the 93rd releases "an eeriness to everything"


originally published: 07/03/2022

Observe the 93rd releases "an eeriness to everything"

Fresh off a recent stint opening for LIT, Mechanicsburg, PA's Observe the 93rd has released a new album titled 'an eeriness to everything.'

The alt-rock duo is comprised of vocalist/guitarist Derek Henry and drummer Dylan Zepp. With a focus on raw, authentic expression, the band's songs are guided by a feeling, an idea, an experience, failure, triumph, suffering, joy...any abstract internal entity that yearns to be externalized.

Of the album, Henry says, "'an eeriness to everything' is a title that came to me one morning in the middle of the pandemic. All of our routines and distractions were temporarily dissolved and a broader perspective displaying how strange reality itself is became more clear and potent than usual. This is one of the main themes of the album. It appears most notably on the song 'awareness of death', in which I talk about how we all participate in this 'masquerade of normalcy', when existence is really very abstract and mysterious."

"Other main themes on the album are trauma, unhealthy means of coping, depression, and longing. But, there's always a backdrop of hope behind these dark cathartic expressions, probably most evident in a song title like 'You Are Not Alone'. Sometimes that's all it takes to trudge forward, to know you are not alone in your struggles. That's often what I look for when listening to music myself, and certainly a comfort we hope we can give to someone else who may need it when releasing our own music into the world."



 
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