Siamese announces debut EP ‘The Mesmerist,’
shares new track “Chromatose”
– ‘The Mesmerist’ out March 3
(Photo by Judd Myers: click image for high-res version)
Siamese is the glam rock band of four theatrically inclined friends from Dallas, TX. Mixing ominous art pop with opulent set design and deranged alter egos, their live show makes you feel like you could go out and invent a new color, or wear a leotard to work.
The group’s debut release The Mesmerist, tracked with producer Alex Bhore at the studio Elmwood Recording, is set for release March 3, 2017. With two monolithic bookends and a slew of twists in between, the record treks through the charming, soothing and savage, with lyrics inspired by sociopathic film characters and a few shades of identity crisis.
A prime example of this is the first single, “Chromatose.” Inspired by the Truffaut film Bed & Board, the song is a sardonic shout out to the neighborhood dilettantes. “There’s a neighbor character in the film that everyone deems a murderer,” Nicole Marxen-Myers explains. “He turns out to be a television star, and the main characters are quick to retract their impressions of him, swapping them for praise. That idea inspired a juxtaposition between whimsy and horror for the song. It’s fun, but there’s something unsettling about it.” Stream the track on SoundCloud and over at WILD Magazine.
The band – comprised of Paul Alonzo (bass), Paul Grass (drums), Nicole Marxen-Myers (keys, vocals) and Teddy Georgia Waggy (guitar, vocals) – materialized in 2015 as a means to intersect music, performance and visual art. To do so, they take elements from carpentry to choreography to costume design, and their live shows have come to serve as a parallel universe for the members to act out alternate identities and face the terror of vulnerability with their audiences.
Siamese is set to spend 2017 touring the U.S., expanding their collaborations with the Dallas theater, visual arts and fashion communities, and teaching their guitarist how to put on makeup.
3/4 Dallas TX – Texas Theater (album release show)
3/15 Austin TX – SXSW (Raw Paw Showcase)
3/29 Amarillo TX – The Golden Light
3/30 Albuquerque NM – Low Spirits
3/31 Denver CO – Syntax Physic Opera
4/1 Omaha NE – O’Leaver’s
4/2 Iowa City IA – Governor’s Mansion
4/4 Madison WI – Mickey’s Tavern
4/5 Milwaukee WI – Cactus Club
4/6 Chicago IL – East Room
4/7 St Louis MO – Foam
4/8 Springfield MO – The Outland
4/9 Kansas City MO – Blind Tiger
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Release Date: March 3, 2017 [pre-order]
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