Thanks to Jordan Lawrence of Shuffle Magazine for this nice feature. Check it out: http://www.shufflemag.com/first-impressions-solar-halos/
Also, come out to Kings Barcade this Saturday for our show with Loincloth and Demon Eye. Yeah!
For those familiar with the Triangle’s burgeoning heavy music scene, the trio that makes up Solar Halos is something close to a dream line-up. John Crouch holds things down on the kit as he does for seemingly every top-notch hard rock or heavy psych band in the area; Horseback,Caltrop and Airstrip are but a few. Guitarist Nora Rogers has also spent time in Horseback, Jenks Miller’s mercurial and expansive avant-metal juggernaut, and she was also one half of the defunct Curtains of Night, a duo that conjured cataclysmic black metal tempests with intimidating ease. Bassist Eddie Sanchez leads the stout but expressive post-rock trio Fin Fang Foom in addition to backing Heather McEntire in the post-punk frenzy of Bellafea whenever she’s not too busy with the Merge-signed Mount Moriah.
Solar Halos’ credentials create lofty expectations for anyone who approaches the four demos the band released last year (streaming below). Luckily for listeners, the trio lives up to their collective reputation. Enormous psych-rock riffs land with a heaviness more common in doom metal as Sanchez offers dense melodic counterpoints and Crouch underpins the onslaught with concussive volleys. Rogers and Sanchez share vocal duties, sitting low in the mix and singing with steely menace. Shuffle‘s Jordan Lawrence caught up with the band via e-mail to gain some insight into their exciting sound.