|NEW YORK CITY | March 20, 2019 – Post-shoegaze/eclectic rock band Semaphore dropped a new lyric music video for their track “Leave With the Season” today. The sonically lush single explores their frustrations of modern life, and mindset needed to survive in the middle of a bustling city. The accompanying video provides a cathartic release, with a backdrop of churning ocean waves that swell and ebb to match. It comes as the title track off the band’s latest EP Leave With the Season, released last month on February 22.Utilizing a blend of sounds including post-shoegaze, pop punk and post-hardcore along with elements of electronic, jazz, mathcore and metal influences, Semaphore build a heavy-hitting yet intricately lush soundscape. “Leave With the Season” provides a powerful musical performance, while building a gradual swell of emotional frustration and discontent.
Vocalist/guitarist Siddhu Anandalingam shared, “Leave With the Season is our hate letter to Brooklyn. It reflects the feeling of being attacked by one’s surroundings and city, dealing with annoying neighbors, construction, and having nowhere to run when your small apartment provides no respite.” Impressively, the track was written as part of a 24-hour songwriting challenge, and the first fully collaborative song that all members wrote together. Building attention in the local scene and beyond, Semaphore were proud to be added to Bled Fest‘s lineup on May 25 in Howell, MI (which announced as it’s final year).
Semaphore released their debut music video earlier this year, for “Unreliable” as well as an abstract-inspired video for “Pie“. All videos were directed by George Ivanoff. Always in DIY style, the handwriting used throughout “Leave With the Season” was provided by Semaphore’s drummer Emmett Ceglia (Detach the Islands, Mutilation Rites, Heavenview, The Dude Ranch, Autocatalytica, Manic Pixi). Semaphore provides some much-needed cathartic introspection throughout their entire EP, which they described “best listened to with headphones as you make your way around town in the cold.” Leave With the Season be found on all major digital retailers now including Bandcamp, Spotify, Apple Music, and Soundcloud.
April 18 – The Kingsland, Brooklyn, NY
May 25 – BLED FEST 2019, Howell, MI
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