Bay Ledges to Release New EP, 'In Waves'

Bay Ledges to Release New EP, 'In Waves'

Rising LA-based band Bay Ledges-led by songwriter and producer Zach Hurd-will release their new EP, In Waves, on November 30 via S-Curve Records. Additionally, the band's newest song, "Electric Dream," premieres at PopMatters, who says, "Replete with melodious, atmospheric synths and a cool, laid-back disposition, 'Electric Dream' feels a lot like what its name implies. The tune takes ample influence from disco and electropop scenes with synthetic beats and melodies pervading the soundscape's halls from the front to the back." Listen/share the track here: https://bayledges.ffm.to/electricdream.

The new music has already begun to receive critical praise-Alt Press proclaims, "Bay Ledges has pop sounds that will whisk you right away to the coast. These beats and synths will get stuck in your head and make you want to lay in the sun, even though fall is surely approaching," while The Wild Honey Pie adds, "With a psychedelic disco feel singer, songwriter and producer Zach Hurd creates a track that will get you moving." Ones To Watch furthers, "Bay Ledges specializes in pairing deeply personal vocals with vibrant, guitar-centric tracks, creating a dichotomy between the meaning of the song and the feeling it evokes."

In Waves was recorded at Hurd's home studio in LA and features collaborations with producers Miro Mackie (Dirty Projectors and St. Vincent), Christian Medice (Lovelytheband, Birthday, New Dialogue) and Jackson Greenberg (Rachel Cantu, Oscar nominated Netflix film Cartel Land and Netflix's Explained). The title of the EP speaks to a few things says Hurd, "I'd been reading the autobiography, Barbarian Days by WIlliam Finnegan where he recounts his days as a big wave surfer. He talks about the experience of falling on some of these terrifying and monstrous waves and how the only way to really survive them is to relax your body as you get tossed around like a rag doll...panicking will only make you lose your oxygen more quickly." He goes on to add, "I'd just gone through a breakup when I read that and it made me think of emotional waves I'd been feeling...it's tempting to scramble for some sort of vice to make it go away but there's really no escaping it. I'd just try my best to let them pass through and maybe write some of it down."

Bay Ledges continues to take their live show on the road throughout the fall with Magic City Hippies and has confirmed numerous headlining dates in Baltimore, Atlanta, Orlando and more. See below for details.

Raised on The Band, Beach Boys and Aretha Franklin records that his parents listened to at home, Hurd began playing guitar in middle school and writing songs in his early teens before cutting his teeth playing open-mic nights in college. Hurd started Bay Ledges in 2015 in his bedroom; since then, he's expanded the live band to a three-piece and began taking the stage at festivals like SandJam Fest in Panama City, Festival d'ete' de Quebec, and Kaaboo in San Diego. In 2016 Hurd released "Safe" on his own and it went to #3 on Spotify's U.S. & Global Viral charts. Shortly thereafter he signed with S-Curve.

IN WAVES TRACK LIST

1. I Wonder

2. Electric Dream

3. Over The Moon

4. Wherever You Sleep

5. This Heart

6. I Remember

BAY LEDGES LIVE

November 9-The Foundry-Philadelphia, PA*

November 10-The Southern-Charlottesville, VA*

November 11-Metro Gallery-Baltimore, MD

November 14-Aisle 5-Atlanta, GA

November 15-Jack Rabbits-Jacksonville, FL

November 16-The Social-Orlando, FL

November 17-The Orpheum-Tampa Bay, FL

*with Magic City Hippies



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