The Eyebrows are a rock band from Charlotte, NC whose quirky lyrics coupled with manic-fuzz guitar, beer-soaked bass and a retro backbeat has brought comparisons to Talking Heads, Pixies and LCD Soundsystem. The-Eyebrows have finished tracking their first record, and have completed mixing with legendary REM producer Mitch Easter at his Fidelitorium sound studio. Ten tracks have been mastered by Greg Calbi out of Sterling Sound in NYC, and the band plans to release the album themselves in late 2017.
Our first single “It Comes Down Hard” is about Jay’s former neighbor who was eventually charged with attempted murder and stalking. Recorded and mixed by Mitch Easter. Mastered by Greg Calbi.
Our second single, “The Sun” initiated from a songwriting challenge between Jay and his brother Mike Garrigan where the two wrote songs about the solar system. This song features non-traditional instruments, like the Moog Opus 3, Baritone guitar and 3/4 bass guitar. Also recorded and mixed by Mitch Easter. Mastered by Greg Calbi.
Photos by Kevin Condon.
“I watched Garrigan strut back and forth in the band corner at Birdsong Brewery like he had moves like Jagger (yes, I just said that).” – Ellen Gurley, My City Magazine
“…secretly, Freddie Mercury and Rob Halford made babies and that vocalist Jay Garrigan is their biological son.” – Kevin Miller, Left Off the Dial
“Jay Garrigan has a powerful voice (comparable to Jeff Buckley’s) and heartfelt lyrics (that range from witty to woeful)”. – Kevin Foster Langston, Free Times, Columbia
Singer/Guitarist Jay Garrigan and drummist Shawn Lynch have played together for over seventeen years in several of Charlotte’s most dynamic rock bands (including, but not limited to both Poprocket and Temperance League). Many people think Jay and Shawn are brothers, not because they look alike, but because they treat each other like brothers – always finishing each other’s jokes, or having the license to talk shit and simultaneously defend each other.
Jay and Shawn met bassist Jon Lock after Jay and Jon were part of a charity concert house band, and soon thereafter Jon agreed to join The Eyebrows after listening to Jay’s demo recordings. The trio soon found their esoteric musical styles being quite complementary, landing them in an unexpected, new place being recently described as the perfect blend of Talking Heads and Pixies.
Shawn’s drumming repertoire lands solidly in the backbeat of Ringo Starr and Keith Moon, which tends to balance out Jay’s songwriting which leans toward 70s power pop (Big Star), 80s new wave (Talking Heads), and 90s indie rock (Pavement). Jon’s background is rooted in reggae and ska which adds an entirely new feel to Jay and Shawn’s power-pop arrangement and vibe.
With a tons of shows being booked, a record on the way, a craft beer, and several videos in various stages of production, The Eyebrows look forward to rocking your face.