Highly Suspect is a Brooklyn-based group comprised of Johnny Stevens (guitar/vocals/synth) and twin brothers Ryan (drums/vocals) and Rich Meyer (bass/vocals). Since relocating from the sandy shores of Cape Cod, Massachusetts, the trio’s played DIY venues and dive bars across the Big Apple, honing its ferocious and cutting sound — a potent melding of blues and garage rock that calls to mind Royal Blood and Queens of the Stone Age. Now, Highly Suspect is gearing up to release Mister Asylum, a brand new album and the follow-up to 2012’s The Worst Humans EP.
In anticipation, the three-piece has revealed new single “Lydia”. A searing, relentless rocker about broken relationships and growing pains, it’s outfitted with guitar riffs that feel more like razor blades than musical notes. “I can’t breathe, much less believe the truth!” Stevens confesses during the song’s explosive chorus, his gravelly vocals adding yet another layer of intoxicating intensity. Listen in below.
Mister Asylum is due out sometime this summer via 300 Entertainment, the new record label from industry vets Kevin Liles and Lyor Cohen.