MAGNET Exclusive: Premiere Of Quicksilver Daydream’s “Raven’s Eye” From “A Thousand Shadows, A Single Flame”

Any time a band cites psychedelic-folk godfathers Pearls Before Swine and film-composer legend Ennio Morricone as influences, let’s just say our curiosity gets the best of us. Quicksilver Daydream is a Brooklyn-based outfit led by Adam Lytle that’s an extension of longer-running band Wild Leaves. After forming in 2016 and releasing debut LP Echoing Halls last June, Quicksilver Daydream is back February 9 with a new EP, the five-song A Thousand Shadows, A Single Flame. Adding keyboardist Glenn Forsythe (Dark North) to the lineup of guitarist Joey Deady, bassist Brett Banks and drummer Cole Emoff, Lytle cut the EP live to tape on his Tascam 388, with TW Walsh (Foxygen, Damien Jurado) handling mastering duties after the recording sessions were done. We are proud to premiere A Thousand Shadows track “Raven’s Eye” today on Says Lytle of the song, “‘Raven’s Eye’ came together during an acoustic practice at Cole’s old apartment in Greenpoint. We were at the point, as a band, where we could let collective intuition lead. I played a riff that was more aggressive than anything we’d done up to that point. Upon hearing it, the group jumped in, and the structure rode in on the resulting wave of energy. Lyrically, it’s a Bergman-like tale of an encounter with the personification of death. Ever since I can remember, my dreams have been haunted by thoughts of mortality. Nothing too morbid, but moving nonetheless. They serve as a reminder of the brevity of life and the virtue of living every day as if it’s the last. ‘Raven’s Eye’ attempts to bring that chase to life.” Check out “Raven’s Eye” below.