Dazy—the moniker of Richmond, VA-based musician James Goodson—today announced his debut album OUTOFBODY will be released on October 28th, 2022, via Lame-O Records, with a cassette version available via Convulse Records. Along with the announcement comes the release of the first single “Split,” an infinitely tuneful track that combines buzzsaw guitars, a bouncy backbeat, and an indelible chorus that’ll have listeners singing along after first spin. OUTOFBODY, recorded by Goodson at home and then mixed/mastered by Justin Pizzoferrato at Sonelab (Dinosaur Jr, The Pixies, Wild Pink) is available for pre-order at the link above.
Composed of 12 songs that clock in at just over 25 minutes, OUTOFBODY both encapsulates and expands on everything Goodson set out to accomplish when he began releasing music as Dazy: big room, widescreen hooks with homemade, bedroom production. The guitar fuzz is still thick, the harmonies are still rich, and the drum machines still thump across the album, while newer elements like 12-string acoustic guitar and mellotron are introduced in its quieter, introspective moments. Created in Goodson’s spare room using a couple of small amps and Garageband, OUTOFBODY incorporates his love of punk, college rock, Britpop, and jangle pop, answering the question of what if a Ramones album was a collaboration with Kevin Shields. Throughout, Goodson reflects on life’s constant shifts, uncertainties, and the seemingly never-ending feeling of being pulled in different directions. Check out the new single "Split" below along with its accompanying single "Rollercoaster Ride" also included on the new LP.