The See, Trauma Harness, Times Beach
2706 Olive St
Saint Louis, MO, 63103
Doors 7:30 PM / Show 8:00 PM
This event is all ages
Without a distinguishable understanding of the pop and intensity, a silent video of a Lemuria show would appear to be that of a blistering hardcore trio. To the viewers surprise, turning the audio on they'd find the stage diving mania and screamers are really chanting "Maybe I should wear lipstick too" or "You fit in my skin, softest I've let in" as guitarist/vocalist Sheena Ozzella's dynamic, melodic voice guides the unlikely chorus.
Lemuria might not sound like they are from Buffalo, NY, but the band was proudly birthed there, following the legacy of an oddly eclectic, if not eccentric, music scene. When you loosen your ears to the sugary indie-pop, you'll discover discordant notes, odd time signatures, and brutal riffs creating menacing yet catchy music.
Releasing their early 7" EPs and splits on drummer/vocalist Alex Kerns' label 'Art of the Underground', they landed their debut full length 'Get Better' on west coast pop-punk label Asian Man Records. Following their debut, and worked into an ambitious DIY touring schedule, they sprinkled 7" releases around on labels such as Hex, No Idea Records, and Suburban Home. Eventually, they would settle in with the Boston-based, notoriously hardcore oriented Bridge 9 Records with their 2011 sophomore album, 'Pebble'.
Since 2004, Lemuria has developed a cult following of fans who have found a branch to grab onto. Their lyrics have been carved into their fans skin permanently. Their songs have become personal anthems, game changers, wedding vows and breakup manifestos
Entering the studio soon, expect a triumph from indie darlings Lemuria in 2013.
"It's just about inarguable: The See are the kings of Little Rock's current landscape of bands, spreading their infectious indie-rock fight songs to anyone who can holler along. If any local outfit deserves its own own Guitar Hero song-pack, it's them." -The Arkansas Times
Fitting into no immediately recognizable category, and perhaps as much in step with their New York and L.A. counterparts as with their Little Rock brethren, the See create cathartic pop rock anthems with sing-along choruses that don't let you go. The See's first full length album, Pretending and Ending, will be released March 24, 2012 on the band's own label.
Calling to mind bands as disparate as Joy Division, Sunny Day Real Estate, and Built to Spill, with obvious referencing to hallowed Little Rock heroes Ho-hum, the See have been carving out their own space on Little Rock's music scene since 2008.
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