Lemuria The Distance Is So Big on LP
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 Bridge Nine Records with their critically acclaimed 2011 sophomore album, Pebble which was featured in SPIN and Rolling Stone, among others.
Now, Lemuria are gearing up to release their newest effort The Distance Is So Big, once again on Bridge Nine Records. Their third full-length effort overall, the 13-song set was recorded and produced by J. Robbins (Hostage Calm, Against Me!) at Robbin's studio The Magpie Cage and it easily stands as the band's most mature and best effort to date!
Lemuria The Distance Is So Big Track Listing:
1. Michael and Stephen Moon
2. Brilliant Dancer
3. Clay Baby
5. Paint The Youth
6. Dream Eater
7. Oahu, Hawaii
9. Bluffing Statistics
10. Public Opinion Bath
11. Congratulations Sex
12. Survivors' Guilt