LA based indie-pop band Bay Ledges’—led by songwriter and producer Zach Hurd—has always had the power to transport you to a sunnier time and place, an alternate dimension lit in the hazy glow of some faraway memory.
But Bay Ledges elevates their sound to another level with the release of brand new EP, In Waves. Full of sparkling guitar, light vocals, and atmospheric synths, Bay Ledges creates summery grooves that you can both cry and dance to, even with winter fast approaching.
In Waves was recorded at Hurd’s home studio in LA and features collaborations with producers Miro Mackie (Dirty Projectors and St. Vincent), Jackson Greenberg (Rachel Cantu, Oscar nominated film “Cartel Land” and Netflix’s “Explained”) and Medice (lovelytheband, Oh Honey and Young Rising Sons).
The title of the EP speaks to a few things says Hurd, “I’d been reading the autobiography, Barbarian Days by William Finnegan where he recounts his days as a big wave surfer. He talks about the experience of falling on some of these terrifying and monstrous waves and how the only way to really survive them is to relax your body as you get tossed around like a rag doll…panicking will only make you lose your oxygen more quickly.”
He goes on to add, “I’d just gone through a breakup when I read that and it made me think of emotional waves I’d been feeling…it’s tempting to scramble for some sort of vice to make it go away but there’s really no escaping it. I’d just try my best to let them pass through and maybe write some of it down.”
In Waves was released on November 30th and is available on all streaming platforms.