EKKSTACY by Jason Nocito


Following the announcement of his forthcoming self-titled album, EKKSTACY shares his second wave of singles with “shutting me out” / “goo lagoon.” These tracks serve as a prelude to the album scheduled for release on January 19, 2024, alongside his previous pair of singles, “i can’t find anyone” and the standout track “bella,” which EKKSTACY released a Jason Nocito-directed video for starring Lumia Nocito last week. 

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.

In this emotional one-two punch, EKKSTACY explores a fresh sonic direction, signaling a pivotal moment in his career. The songs delve into the personal experiences and rhythms of his life over the past two years that informed this album, touching on themes of solitude and finding solace in being constantly on the move. Reflecting on the tracks, EKKSTACY shares: “I remember recording ‘goo lagoon’ in my hotel room quite some time ago. I never travel with my instruments but for some reason I happened to have my guitar in LA that day. This is my favorite song on the album. I started surfing recently and this song is cool to listen to before I go to the beach. All my friends love this one.”

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.

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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