King Eddie is the Denver-based psych ensemble led by Jay Mars. The band’s new album, Holographic Universe uses Virtual Reality as a metaphor for self-delusion. Facing a grave family illness immediately after the birth of his daughter, Jay navigates this duality through a sort of zen futurism to ask: if reality is maya, or illusion, may we create our own hologram? Jay relocated to Denver from Detroit, MI in 2016 to begin sessions for King Eddie’s second album Holographic Universe at Moon Magnet Studios. The band is currently working on a new EP due out sometime in 2019.