Seasons is an LA band that I have seen quite a few times and they are an impressive and buoyant grand ensemble. On stage, they are usually a large bunch (no less than seven musicians, with Nik on vocals and guitar, Adam on bass/synth, Ray on keyboards/beats, Erik on drums, Jarett on percussion, Kaitlin on violin/viola and Dayna on trumpet/flugel) but they sometimes also bring accordion or harmonica, and play their music with a ferocious and almost drunk joie de vivre.
They have emailed us their new single ‘Everything Changes’, the title track of their upcoming full-length, which starts like a Beatles song, but as soon as strings and keyboards wake up the tune literally jumps and bounces of joy. It grows fuller and fuller with energy and urgency as many instruments jump in the mix and Nik Garcia ‘s voice brings some shouted-out human emotion in the middle of a spring-explosion drama. It’s soon a large forest, a whole ecosystem that sounds messier and more animated at each second, and if their music has often been qualified of psych indie rock, I would renounce to categorize these guys as there is way too much going on at the same time.
Also in the email, a video for ‘Coppertone’, another song off their upcoming album, which has more glorious trumpets and cheerful screams but the same explosive dynamism and soaring orchestration, that will uplift any spirit. But again, it’s not as simple as you would think, since you will probably discover more layers and detours you can handle in Seasons’ very creative indie-rock-folk-psychedelia.
Their full-length album ‘Everything Changes’, produced by Scott Colburn (an engineer on Arcade Fire and Animal Collective records) is out March 31st, and they currently have a residency every Tuesdays in March at Harvard and Stone… So I’ll try to catch one of these!
TaylorSwift’s “The Era Tour” Reaches MetLife Arena, May 28th, 2023, Reviewed
tried way too hard and ended up a crushing bore
US Top Ten Albums Tracking 5-19-23 – 5-25-23
Morgan is the first country star with twelve consecutive weeks at # 1 since Billy Ray Cyrus 30 years ago
Sneak Peaks: Upcoming New Album Releases 6-2-23 – 6-8-23
excellent, deeply melodic, indie rock
Going Steady: New Singles 5-26-23 – 6-1-23 Reviewed
sort of Neil Young without the head cold and in full pop mode.
L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, May 29th To June 4th
Grace Jones will be at OUTLOUD Music Fest
UK Top 10 Albums 5-26-23 – 6-1-23
outsold the rest of the Official Albums Chart Top 10 combined
UK Top 10 Singles 5-26-23 – 6-1-23
an EDM plonker on top
Dead Babies: Helmut Berger And Martin Amis Leave Us
about how time decays us
The Early Bird: Top New Recorded Releases 5-26-23 – 6-1-23 Reviewed
a major slice of bad news
The Cure At The Hollywood Bowl, Wednesday, May 24th, 2023, Reviewed
The most heart-pulsing moments took us back through the past 45 years.