Within the first 20 seconds of Acollective’s “Whisky Eyes,” a barrage of different sounds rush in. The song starts with a Scott Joplin ragtime-style piano, then the drums and guitars kick in and the song starts to sound like some Elliott Smith Figure 8 material. Next, the vocals enter, transforming the song into something that could have come straight from a musical. Their Facebook offers little guidance in understanding their sound:
Acollective is the resonating echoes of quacking ducks in a sealed room, a dual-headed machine of construction-yard-nihilism consuming everything in its path, from banged-up Folk to burned-down Middle-Eastern-Funk, breaking hips and shaking hearts along the way
The band is planning the 2012 release of their debut album, produced by Chris Shaw (Bob Dylan, Weezer, etc.) For more, head to their official site. Check out “Whisky Eyes” below.