Siblings is due February 14 on Lex Records

Psych-garage rockers The Simps, comprised of Eyedress and zzzahara, have unveiled two new tracks, “Hold Me Down” and “Rainbow After Rain.” Joining recently released “Tesla” and “On Fye,” the songs will appear on the collaborative duo’s anticipated debut album, Siblings, now set to be released February 14th via Lex Records.

Eyedress and zzzahara met following an Eyedress show in Los Angeles back in 2018 and began jamming together, bonding over their shared musical tastes and Filipinx heritage. This creative partnership lead zzzahara to join Eyedress’ band on guitar while the two continued to write songs together on the side, eventually leading to their forthcoming album.

“When I saw Idris, I got a lot of encouragement,” zzzahara notes. “My dad wanted me to be a money-making machine and my mom’s an immigrant from the Philippines, and so to her, a lot of things weren’t possible for me being a person of color and being gay,” describes zzzahara, who is non-binary and uses they/them pronouns.

“I literally just let Z do their thing,” Eyedress says. “I feel like when we work together, we’re just making the styles of music that we’re a fan of, and because we’re into the same shit, we just end up making something totally new.” He continues, “I’m just proud that we’re Filipino and we get to do this. Most of the artists that I look up to in this indie world are white, and I think it’s cool that we’re amongst these people and we can even connect with kids in the hood who don’t even have a bunch of white friends but still feel the same things. They’re just human feelings. Everyone can relate.”

Filipino artist Eyedress has been signed to Lex Records since the release of his debut album in 2017. In 2020, his LP Let’s Skip to the Wedding featured viral hit single “Jealous” which has been used in millions of TikTok videos—peaking at #10 on TikTok’s Top Alternative Rock Tracks of 2021—and continuing to climb on Spotify. The single is certified Gold in the USA, Australia, and Canada. Eyedress recently landed at #35 on the Billboard Emerging Artists chart. zzzahara will be releasing their debut solo album this year. Stream their new songs here.

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