Bay Ledges - New Daze [EP]
“We’ve been enraptured by LA based band Bay Ledges…” – Music Baeble
“Bay Ledges specializes in pairing deeply personal vocals with vibrant, guitar-centric tracks…” – Ones To Watch
Based in Los Angeles and originally from Maine, Zachary Hurd started Bay Ledges in his bedroom after moving to the west coast in 2015. It began as an attempt to make fun, creative sounds with no expectation. Chopped up guitar lines, playful beats and manipulated vocals (sometimes by his sister) created soulful, glitchy songs with a feeling of nostalgia. Hurd’s 2016 single, “Safe”, would earn Bay Ledges the number three spot on Spotify’s Global Viral Chart as well as a deal with S-Curve Records in NYC. In the years that followed, Bay Ledges toured all over the US and Canada, enlisting a live band to bring the songs to stage. Eventually, Hurd decided to leave his label in February 2020 and get back to his more personal process of making music. In the months that followed, during quarantine, Hurd produced, played all the instruments and mixed the EP “New Daze”, a collection of 6 songs, marking this sonic rebirth. It presents a more intimate exploration and evolution of the Bay Ledges sound. Each song offers a different venture, yet they all celebrate that summer horizon of soul rejuvenation, the relationship between depth and play.