2016 saw Name Sayers record and release preview EP “Four Dreams,” and complete both debut studio full-length “Mantles” and a full length live album for later release. On the strength of distorted dance track “New Moon,” DMT-and-bees-fueled “I Touch My Face In Hyperspace Oh Yeah” and a handful of searing live dates, Name Sayers found themselves recipients of a grant from wave-making Austin non-profit Black Fret.
The Austin Chronicle debuted New Moon on August 22, 2016 and the band released a short run of cassette singles. “Satan Is My Chair” came on its heels, boosted by a 70s horror-movie-inspired music video directed by LA-based luminary David Nast Cole.
2017 will find Name Sayers on tours to the south, Colorado, and Europe, including a stop at Austin Week Music Festival in Angers, France, September 2017.
On the naming of Mantles:
I long for the mantle of the great wanderers,
who lighted their steps by the lamp of pure hunger and pure thirst,
and whichever way they lurched was the way.
– Galway Kinnell, The Book Of Nightmares