RLYR (pronounced "Relayer") are a Chicago-based experimental rock trio comprising Steven Hess of Locrian, Colin DeKuiper of Bloodiest and Trevor Shelley de Brauw of Pelican. At times, knotty and progressive, and at others, soaring and melodic, the group's instrumental music should appeal to fans of the band members' better-known outfits, as well as modern shoegazing acts like Cloakroom — whose Bobby Markos (Documavision) just so happens to have created the music video for RLYR's latest single, "Real Air." The striking retro-futuristic visual — the band's first-ever music video — twists and turns in abstract directions that mirror the angular trajectory of the song.
"Real Air" will appear on RLYR's upcoming self-titled full-length, which is set to be released by Gilead Media May 13th on digital and limited-edition cassette, with vinyl to follow. You can pre-order the album — and stream the previously released single "Wrack" — on Bandcamp.