Siamese shares new track “Hounds At Sunset,”
debut EP ‘The Mesmerist’ out this week
– ‘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.
This week the band shares their latest single “Hounds At Sunset.” “The song came out of the realization that my millennial apathy was masquerading as educated nihilism,” Siamese guitarist/vocalist Teddy Georgia Waggy explains. “The song is part self-ridicule, part genuine grief for my ancestors’ transgressions. For the predatory violence in true American history, and the intimidating might of every oppressive force of culture that barrels forward with centuries of momentum on its side.” Stream the track over at Tiny Mixtapes and on SoundCloud.
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.
3/04 Dallas, TX – Texas Theater (album release show)
3/15 Austin, TX – SXSW (Raw Paw Showcase)
3/17 Austin TX – Gingerman Pub (New Granada Party)
3/29 Amarillo, TX – The GoldenLight
3/30 Albuquerque, NM – Low Spirits
3/31 Denver, CO – Syntax Physic Opera
4/01 Omaha, NE – O’Leaver’s
4/02 Iowa City, IA – Gabe’s
4/04 Madison, WI – Mickey’s Tavern
4/05 Milwaukee, WI – Cactus Club
4/06 Chicago, IL – East Room
4/07 St Louis, MO – Foam
4/08 Springfield, MO – The Outland
4/09 Kansas City, MO – Blind Tiger
5/05 Denton, TX – Lone Star Taps & Caps
5/06 Lawrence, KS – Replay Lounge
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Release Date: March 3, 2017 [pre-order]