The Veda Rays will release their debut, Gamma Rays Galaxy Rays Veda Rays, on September 20th. The songs on this unusual album were inspired by a series of odd and often tragic events in the lives of the band and their loved ones, including breakups, addictions, homelessness, deaths, legal issues and bizarre roommates. Led by singer-guitarist Jim Stark, the band describes their sound as “Art-house rock & roll.”
The opener “All Your Pretty Fates” hints at a Pulp-like, Brit-rock style. “Honey Pot” follows with a nod to 80’s-era The Cure of Jesus & Mary Chain. “Our Ford” mingles Garage rock with shimmering, muffled pop, and “Deleted” begins as an unexpectedly sparse ballad before launching into space.