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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 2011 sophomore album, Pebble. 

Now, Lemuria are gearing up to release their newest effort The Distance Is So Big on Bridge Nine Records on June 18th.  Their most mature and best effort to date, this album was recorded at the Magpie Cage with J Robbins (Against Me!, Jawbreaker, The Promise Ring) earlier this year.

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06/14 Austin, TX – Waterloo Records In-Store 5pm @
06/15 Austin, TX – Mohawk Inside @
06/21 Buffalo, NY- The Waiting Room @
06/22 Washington, DC – Black Cat @
06/24 Boston, MA – The Sinclair *
06/25 Indianapolis, IN – Hoosier Dome
06/26 Moline, IL – Bier Stube Black Hawk
06/27 Des Moines, IA – Vaudeville Mews
06/28 Appleton, WI – Subterranean
06/29 Fort Wayne, IN – The Brass Rail
06/30 Lansing, MI – Macs Bar
07/01 Grand Rapids, MI – Mulligans Pub
07/02 Detroit, MI – Trumbullplex
07/03 Columbus, OH – Cara Bar
07/04 Toledo, OH – Ottawa Tavern
07/05 Cleveland, OH – Now That’s Class
07/06 Chicago, IL – Township
07/07 Champaign, IL – High Dive
07/08 St Louis, MO – Firebird
07/09 Memphis, TN – TBD
07/10 Oxford, MS – Lamar Lounge
07/11 Birmingham, AL – The Forge
07/12 Atlanta, GA – Drunken Unicorn
07/13 Tampa, FL – Crowbar
07/15 Miami, FL – Churchills
07/16 Gainesville, FL – The Atlantic
07/17 Chapel Hill, NC – Local 506
07/18 Richmond, VA – Strange Matter
07/19 Blacksburg, VA – I Got Brains Fest 2
08/24-08/25 Los Angeles, CA – FYF Fest
09/07 Sacramento, CA – Launch Festival
10/31 Gainesville, FL – Fest 12

* = w/ Tigers Jaw
+ = w/Anti- Flag
@ = Record Release Show

The Distance Is So Big
(Bridge Nine)
Street Date: June 18, 2013
Pre-order it here

Michael and Stephen Moon
Brilliant Dancer
Clay Baby
Paint The Youth
Dream Eater
Oahu, Hawaii
Bluffing Statistics
Public Opinion Bath
Congratulations Sex
Survivors’ Guilt

Brilliant Dancer 7″
(Bridge Nine)
Street Date: May 21, 2013
Buy it here 

A: Brilliant Dancer
B: Helloing

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