Gyre was formed by members of defunct metallic hardcore outfit Junta. Following three well-received EPs, nearly two years of sculpting, chiseling, and capturing ideas went into Gyre’s Shared Visions. Returning to a three-piece as the band was founded, the members’ chemistry is at an all-time high, the current lineup having created more music together in less time than ever before. With a certain ease, a fever dream, the members have pushed to become one seamless entity in the delivery of their songcraft.
With fifty minutes of multi-textured explosive music, Gyre’s Juan Soaz recorded and produced Shared Visions, after which the band once again worked with Kevin Antreassian of The Dillinger Escape Plan at his Backroom Studios to mix and master the album. Although outside influences are abundant, the main ingredient in their creations is an understanding of what each individual song is calling for; it’s about listening to what feels right and making good decisions that serve the song. It’s been quite the journey to get to this point of clarity, but the equation is simple — a shared vision amongst friends.
Shared Visions was released last month and is available through here. Watch the video for ‘Wishful Thinking’ below. The band comments:
“Wishful Thinking is a message for those that hold onto resentments and ill will (including myself). They are a disease that eats from the inside. No matter how much energy these feeling might fill you up with, it is a negative energy that needs to be expunged.
I remember the exact spot I came up with the lyrics during a hike on Schunemunk Mountain in the Hudson Valley… they just kind of revealed themselves to me. Keep moving and don’t hold on to the ‘what might have beens’ of your past. It was really a reminder to myself – a reminder to let things go. This song asks people to recognize these tendencies within and release them.
This is one of two straight forward acoustic song we wanted to book end the album with on both sides. Give the listener’s ears a bit of a rest from the rock metal heaviness the other songs on Side B provide.
In the video I tried to use smoke and fire and ash to symbolically represent how these negative thoughts can build in a person and smolder into flames, but only if you let them.”
Catch Gyre live at any of these dates:
7/13/2018 BSP Kingston, NY w/ Dead Empires, FeroLUX, False Accusations
7/22/2018 Dingbatz – Clifton, NJ w/ Cryptodira, SAWCE, Deeply Woven
7/27/2018 Lucky 13 Saloon – Brooklyn, NY w/ ZAIUS and Without Waves
8/04/2018 Battle Candle Fest – Warwick, NY
8/18/2018 The Depot – York, PA w/ Night