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Monday, October 24, 2016

Band of the Week: Timothy Eerie

Posted By on Mon, Oct 24, 2016 at 10:00 AM

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Welcome to Orlando Weekly's "Band of the Week." Every week, we highlight a local band. A good local band. This week, we're pleased to bring you Timothy Eerie.

Timothy Eerie is playing Will's Pub on Thursday, Oct. 27.

Just the facts:
Who's in the band?
  • Casey on guitar and vocals, Mike on drums, Tom on bass.
When did the band form?
  • Timothy Eerie started as a bedroom recording project at the beginning of 2015 and since then the lineup has been a bit of a revolving door.

Currently available releases:
We have a few tunes online & our debut EP Heterochromia will be available October 21st through Ghost Drag Records.

Websites: Bandcamp, Facebook
Upcoming shows:
  • October 27th we'll be at Will's Pub with a few Orlando & St Pete bands. 
  • October 28th we're riding down to Gramps in Miami to play with Kikagaku Moyo from Japan and some fantastic South FL psych bands. 
  • November 4th we're celebrating our EP release in St Pete at Fubar.
Describe your sound in five words:
  • Music to take drugs to

Six questions (answered by guitarist/vocalist Casey Lerman):
What has been your most memorable show so far?
The last time we played in Miami was pure bliss. There was booze, tacos, and goth chicks as far as the eye could see. It was a packed room at Gramps and I could feel the energy of the crowd from the second I stepped onto the stage. The whole thing felt like a lucid dream.

Which local band is your favorite one to play a show with?
I love playing with Someday River. When I see them play my troubles dissolve and my mind resets. It's like pouring a bucket of ice water on your head after wandering around the mojave desert for a week.

What description gets used for your band that you would most
like to correct people on? Why?
I've heard a couple people compare us to The Doors but I don't see it. I think that comparison is generally made by people who haven't really dove into the abyss of psychedelic music. Psych can have many different faces. I'm a snob with music so when someone uses a very cliche description such as "You sound like the Doors," it gets under my skin. Thats like going to a reggae concert and saying the band sounded like Bob Marley. Nothing against The Doors or Bob Marley, they were revolutionary artists.

What’s your favorite thing about being an Orlando band? What's your least favorite? Why?
My favorite thing about being a musician in Orlando is that there are always shows going on at a given moment. My least favorite thing about being a musician here is that Orlando isn't generally recognized as a quintessential music city so we often get skipped on national tours which deprives me of essential inspiration and experience.

Any big news to share?
I'm going to start recording an album & we plan on touring next summer. I just started a platform for musicians and artists to put on shows and do releases around Orlando called Psych Cat. We've already started making zines and putting on some interesting events. All the content is of the psychedelic nature. I'm working closely with local artist Jeffrey Plettinck to put together a very groovy production that will include 3D visuals, installations, and some super trippy music. We're hoping to unveil that early next year.

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