Olympic Ayres – Daylight


It’s official. We’re a week away from that holiday we outwardly dismiss and inwardly anticipate. I’ve never been a very good gift giver, but it’s the thought that counts, right? No, wait, that’s crap. Especially when it comes to significant others. God, it gives me heartburn just thinking about it. The longer you’re with someone, the more you have to outdo yourself. I mean, it’s exhausting. That’s why it’s important to aim low the first year, and, like fine wine, get better with age. Relationships are hard enough with all the listening and caring; don’t let a horrible, thoughtless gift be the end of you.

the block is hot so hit the corner
and you know my blood it bleeds the same pride
I bleed until the dimes turn into quarters
cause you know we gotta eat and survive

and did you know
I wait for people at the parlour
and you knew the love we made in my apartment
oh no, wait while sit and stand and wonder
I get the feeling that I didn’t know.”

Olympic Ayres’ delicate concoction of spirited percussion and rhythmic grooves goes down smooth with Daylight. The reflective lyrics captivate just as the bass picks up on the break. The Sydney-based boys represent hard with this gem, reminiscent of the sounds of the Handsome Furs or NewVillager. Daylight and the other tracks on Olympic Ayres’ Episode I maintain a darker sobriety, while Episode II takes on a brighter, excitable groove. I’m looking forward to what’s next.

Olympic Ayres – Daylight