- Cvlt Nation
"Witness The Beautiful And Brooding Darkgaze Of EST 'Every Echo,'" via Cvlt Nation, here.
San Diego trio, EST, embodies elements of truth, sorrow, existentialism, and the will to find a center in the chaos of the human experience through wispy, poetic, darkly-tinged and dreamy compositions. Shaped in part by bands such as The Cure, Bauhaus, Cocteau Twins, and Sunn 0)))), EST is comprised of Charlotte Noelle Miller, Christopher Ryan Braciszewski, and John Christopher Harris II-- plant scientists who absorb the dark and healing frequencies of nature to create a medium for communication. Described by publication Week in Pop as having a “sensibility that evokes the essences of throwback imprint institutions from classic 4AD, Creation Records, Sarah Records, Cherry Red, One Little Indian, vintage Flying Nun, retro Rough Trade and countless more,” the band takes on an experimental approach with varying degrees of shoegaze, darkwave, and goth influences that transmit philosophical beliefs rooted in feminism and post-modern feminist ideals. As for the acronym, the name holds many meanings-- a reference to Erhard Seminar Training via the allusion towards “Electronic Social Transformation”. Their sound combines this emotional manifesto with the language of technology to enhance the experience of what it means to be a participant in our ever-changing social scope of inner-self and outer exploration.
The Everies EP was released digitally on March 21st. Engineered, produced, and mixed by Thomas Garcia at Sunsick Studios. Mastered by Chandler Harrod at Capitol Records Studio. Digitally purchase the EP, here.
The Everies EP:
1. Every Echo
2. Every Girl
3. Every Angel