There are few people in the music world you can hear for one second, over any style of music, and recognize immediately, and Reese Weil is showcasing that quality with his debut release Easy Daze under Mighty Oak Records on June 30th. As a Chico, CA native, Weil created Easy Daze to be a capsule of the Northern California lifestyle in what Weil dubs his signature “lake-pop” sound. A little Americana, a little soul, and a whole lot of vibes with dirty beats, Easy Daze is an eclectic mix of pop-alternative soundscapes that brings focus to Weils’s live instrumentation and easy-going style.
The feel-good EP has some powerful lyrical moments about love and loss as Weil reminisces on growing up in a small town with big dreams and then coasting along missing the “Easy Daze.” Produced by fellow Chico native and Grammy nominee Marty James, Easy Daze is accompanied by five other tracks to complete the EP. Remarking on working with James and the creation of the songs, Weil says, “Marty and I found a unique sound. Blending my guitar sensibilities along with his ability to craft world-class pop and the gritty production, we feel Easy Daze will stand the test of time.”
Reese Weil is a classically trained guitarist from Chico, CA who began playing guitar at the tender age of four. Heavily influenced by artists like the Beastie Boys, The Beatles, Steely Dan, Tame Impala, Sublime, and Jack Johnson, Weil’s signature tone incorporates a breathy melodic delivery that flows smoothly into tight rhythmic pockets, usually reserved for an emcee. After attending Berklee, Weil set out to make a career in music and played hundreds of shows across Northern California which led him to catch the eye of producer (and founder of Mighty Oak Records), Marty James. While creating Weil’s new EP, the two coined the term “lake-pop” to describe the new genre of feel-good acoustic guitar merged with beat-heavy, aggressive mixes that they have found themselves creating.