Today XS Noize is pleased to exclusively premiere Minneapolis indie rock band Kazyak’s new single “Paper Bird” which will be part of their album “Odyssey” out this fall.
Kazyak is an indie rock band based in the Twin Cities. The band has recorded 2 EPs (1 unreleased) and an LP (unreleased) and finds it’s source in a deep pool of experimental music. The live lineup includes Peter Frey (guitar), Andy Wolfe(guitar), Pat Hayes (synth, piano), Tyler Safranek (bass), and Nick Grewe (drums). The band finds its source in a deep pool of midwestern music, drawing on the abstract side of Bob Dylan’s songwriting and lofty sonic architecture from the likes of 12 Rods, Fat Kid Wednesdays, Tiki Obmar, and Halloween, Alaska.
The group has shared the stage with many, including LA indie rockers the Local Natives and Duluth-based Trampled by Turtles, and continues to collaborate closely with Minneapolis-based engineer/drummer Brett Bullion.
Watch the exclusive XS Noize video premiere of “Paper Bird” – BELOW:
About The Album Odyssey:
Odyssey is Kazyak’s most pioneering work yet. On the surface, it is extremely satisfying indie rock ear candy. Dig a little deeper and find intricate connections between lyrical, visual and aural elements. From guitarist/songwriter Peter Frey’s perspective, the album is “more rugged, forward-looking and psychedelic than our past releases. It’s the first record we’ve recorded live and is channelling inspiration from Patagonia and themes from Joseph Campbell’s The Power of Myth. It attempts to capture the desire to explore and to take the listener to the edge of discovery.”
Peter Frey: Guitar, Synth, Vocals
Andy Wolfe: Guitar, Vocals
Pat Hayes: Synth, Vocals, Talkgirl
Tyler Safranek: Bass
Nick Grewe: Drums, Sequencer