Good Day Noir Family,
our “E.A.Poets Approved/Bands We Like” section is dedicated to The Rayes. I discovered this band while shuffling songs on Spotify and I was fascinated by the quality of their songs.
Listening to the Rayes feels like you’re reliving the female reincarnation of Simon and Garfunkel.
The folk sounds that blend seamlessly with their ethereal and magical voices is frankly fantastic.
An enviable compositional ability, melodies and chord progression never predictable that show a very mature compositional experience.
The production of the songs is perfect
a perfect balance between the various instruments and the voices that find their rightful place in this sound universe.
The production has been completed with the help of the wise hands of Tyler Postiglione for the mix and Sarah Register for the mastering.
You can immediately hear that the Rayes are an experienced band that has spent a lot of time in the studio and on stage to propose their music.
A fantastic find that we highly recommend to everyone.
Two Legs is The Rayes’ Ep Out Now!
Light voices accompany intense lyrics!
The EP titled ‘Two Legs,’ holds three songs that were birthed from inspiration whittled from soft sunlight beaming onto bedroom walls and moods of resistance and desire.
The genre skirts a melding of classic rock, folk, and indie rock, harnessing an intimate plucking or strum of guitars intertwined with soft yet powerful vocal harmonies. The Rayes is lead by sisters Rebecca Stobbe (guitar/vocals) and Jordan Stobbe (bass guitar/vocals), and includes friends, Ian LeSage (lead guitar/vocals) and Patrick Hagan (drums), who help round out their unique sound.
The Stobbe sisters have been singing together their entire lives, but began a serious pursuit of their music career in their late teens when they delved into songwriting and started performing original songs busking on the streets of Pike Place Market in their hometown of Seattle, Washington.
They have since recorded with acclaimed producers at various recording studios, toured multiple cities along the West Coast, and re-located to New York City where they continued performing at popular venues, and working on studio projects.
‘Two Legs’ was largely self-recorded in quarantine, with drums tracked at Thump Studios in Brooklyn, NY, mixed by Tyler Postiglione, and mastered by Sarah Register. The sisters have begun to work on their next full-length album, which they will be heading to the studio to begin recording in the coming months.