photo credit Jason Nocito



Fast-rising Vancouver, BC native EKKSTACY announces his new self-titled album today, along with a pair of new singles. EKKSTACY, the followup to his 2022 album Misery, will be released January 19th via United Masters, and both new songs, “bella” and “i can’t find anyone” delve further into the calculated and dynamic new direction EKKSTACY is taking his music with his new album. 

Sonically, it’s fitting that this third body of work from EKKSTACY is a self-titled album. It’s an autobiographical reflection on his life as a musician and the highs and lows of the solitude that comes with creating art and touring. Recorded with frequent collaborators Mangetsu and Apob between long stints on tour and festival plays over the course of the last two years, including his Lollapalooza debut earlier this year, EKKSTACY is the most dynamic version of the raw and frantic sound he first emerged onto the scene with on widely-celebrated debut NEGATIVE and breakout single “i walk this earth all by myself.” He’s continued to hone that sound alongside Chris Coady (Beach House, Future Islands, The Drums, etc), who mixed his new self-titled LP and his previous album Misery. His songwriting is resolutely solemn, but there’s a maturity behind the meandering thoughts in his head that blossomed into powerful post-punk, jangly surf-rock, and big, brash shoegaze moments on EKKSTACY.

He first teased the new LP with his previous single, “Problems,” featuring Trippie Redd, which embraced a more reflective and somber tone than the rowdy goth and post-punk tracks he belted out on Misery. On new single, “bella,” he describes a mysterious girl who has captured his heart at first sight with a bouncy amalgamation of the surf and garage rock influences that are at the heart of EKKSTACY. “i can’t find anyone” signals a dramatic shift in tone to the wider spectrum of emotion he shares on this album, with a track that sonically mirrors the feeling of spiraling into a pit of despair. His self-titled LP is set to push that to the next level — a natural evolution that was predicted by the Alternative Press who dubbed his 2022 album Misery, as, “the mark of an artist who’s come out of his shell, stepping boldly toward his future.”

This past summer, EKKSTACY embarked on a summer European tour, including performances at Reading & Leeds, that saw the artist come into his own as a live performer, playing shows that saw his post-punk, dream-pop, and indie blend translate across the globe. Next month, he’ll be back in Europe touring alongside Bakar, with a run of dates including shows in Glasgow, Paris and London.

Check out “bella” and “i can’t find anyone” above, see below for more info on EKKSTACY and his forthcoming self-titled LP, and stay tuned for more from him coming soon.

Upcoming Tour Dates w/ Bakar:

11/21 – Glasgow, UK @ O2 Academy
11/22 – Dublin, IE @ Academy (SOLD OUT)
11/23 – Belfast, IE @ Limelight
11/25 – Paris, FR @ Le Bataclan
11/27 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo
11/28 – London, UK @ Eventim Apollo (SOLD OUT)
11/29 – Manchester, UK @ Albert Hall (SOLD OUT)
11/30 – Manchester UK @ Albert Hall

January 19, 2024
United Masters

1. i don’t have one of those
2. luv of my life
3. i guess we made it this far
4. alright (feat. *** *** *****)
5. goo lagoon 
6. bella
7. shutting me out
8. problems (feat. Trippie Redd)9. get me out
10. fuck
11. chicago
12. headless horseman lost his way
13. i can’t find anyone


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