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Eli Raybon: 'Empathy Test' (Single)

This week, Eli Raybon drops another single from his upcoming new release Super Toys which hits your favorite music merchant services July 12! 

Based out of Los Angeles, Eli Raybon is advancing rather quickly as a wave of synths overtakes him, pulling him further into deeper and darker waters than some of his earlier work.

Here's a copy of the lyrics so you can sing along from his Bandcamp page!

Sit still, slow your breathing 
We'd like to be sure we get an accurate reading 
Stop your protests, don't try to resist 
We've come to administer an empathy test 

We wanna know what's in your head 
What makes your ticker tick 
I promise you it's painless 
The procedure is very quick 
We wanna know what's in your mind 
It's no cause for concern 
We'll check for faulty wires 
And make sure your gears still turn 

Settle down, we're receiving 
A steady stream of data that will tell us what you're dreaming 
How does it feel to have your buttons pressed? 
Your synapses under the stress of an empathy test 

We wanna know what's in your head 
What makes your ticker tick 
I promise you it's painless 
The procedure is very quick 
We wanna know what's in your mind 
It's no cause for concern 
We'll check for faulty wires 
And make sure your gears still turn 

Empathy test 
Each memory compressed 
Be patient while we wait for your results 
Empathy test 
Your circuits all connect 
The evidence is indisputable 

We wanna know what's in your head 
What makes your ticker tick 
I promise you it's painless 
The procedure is very quick 
We wanna know what's in your mind 
It's no cause for concern 
We'll check for faulty wires 
And make sure your gears still turn

If you've got Amazon Music Unlimited, 'Empathy Test' is available to listen to for free!

If you don't, click on the chick below to start your 30-day trial for free!

Otherwise, you can support Eli and our site by purchasing the single directly from Amazon by clicking on the robot below!

His promo video is definitely our style!

Eli Raybon: Amazon | Bandcamp | SpotifyOfficial Site | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

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When I think about the comics I've illustrated, the stories and the songs I've written, and even the girls I dated; I wonder how the Hell I pulled it off. Then I see Eli Raybon's fearless imaginative energy set to music and know it was my unrestrained youth that made all of that possible.

Into the void we go with Eli Raybon's latest track "Unsymmetrical," a bold step into the right direction; only Eli knows for sure, but he doesn't have to.

Raybon caught music lovers off guard with his debut release last year called The Machine & My Dilemma, where he sounded decades older than he really is, 19 or 20-years-old now?

As far as we know, he learned it all by himself, taking a chance and locking himself away spending hours obsessing over his guitar.

Much like his decision to move to L.A., Eli Raybon is spontaneous in his songwriting, full of little surprises fusing soul, rhythm and blues and punk.

Just listen to the track "Strange State of Mind" off of his debut and you'll hear what I mean. 

Like many, I'm no fan of uncertainty. But Raybon seems to feed off of that with how he does things. He's got big dreams and a skilled sense of delivery that's disarming. Much like the video for his new single at the end of this review, you're not sure what to expect when he comes out with his geometrical aesthetically printed coat and neon green bandana.  With the buzz of the amp, you don't know if he's going to go all Chuck Berry on your ass like Marty McFly or battle 8-bit pixelized ninjas.

Both are pretty fucking exciting!

Eli moves pretty damn fast. His official site says that at the age of 16, he started playing the guitar and soon after, he was already into producing and recording music. It's perhaps because it runs in the family, as his dad's cousin is Marty Raybon of Shenandoah.

We're talking about a band that comes from the legendary origins of Muscle Shoals, Alabama, son!

Stream/download 'Unsymmetrical' from Amazon by clicking on the image below.

Those with Amazon Unlimited access can stream 'Unsymmetrical' and other Eli Raybon tracks for free!

Eli Raybon reminds me of those periods in my life that were spent at the record stores, getting Thurston Moore's Psychic Hearts or when the B-Boys' Grand Royal Records introduced me to Ben Lee.

Those periods in my musical experience changed my ear about what one person could do with a guitar and get beyond the typical three-chord progression.

Raybon's look in the video below might as well his motivator because like Thurston Moore (who's fallen from grace since he dumped rock goddess Kim Gordon) and Ben Lee, Eli is my indie-rock hero.

Now for something even more exciting!? Generally, a single precedes an album and with "Unsymmetrical" there is no exception because, in April, Eli Raybon is going to force the music world to take notice once again with his new album, Green.

In the meantime, get your eyeholes pleasured with this fun-ass video for "Unsymmetrical."

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[Featured Image by Maggie Kidd/Facebook]

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