Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Lemuria



Download: Lemuria -- "Dog/Dogs"

Download: Lemuria -- "Pants"

Lemuria is guitarist/vocalist Sheena Ozzella, bassist Jason Draper, and drummer/vocalist Alex Kerns. The band formed in 2004 and, in true DIY fashion, self-released several EPs and 7”s over the past few years. In 2006, they released a split LP with Kind of Like Spitting, which was released on Art of the Underground, a record label/distro run by drummer Alex. They’ve also done a 5-week tour of Europe and generally tour around the States 4-5 months out of the year. This April they are doing a mini tour of Puerto Rico. Seriously…the band has been keeping busy.

Get Better consists of tight melodic punk songs, led by vocals provided from each member, though mostly from Sheena. Their sound has been compared to Superchunk, Discount, and Jawbreaker, while their list of influences includes the Lemonheads and Husker Du. Bust magazine reports that Get Better is "oh so satisfying" while Skyscraper predicts that "these D.I.Y. darlings will be on the tip of a lot of people's tongues in the coming year."

The Buffalo-based indie pop/punk trio Lemuria is releasing their first full length LP, Get Better, on Asian Man Records. What's more you can catch them on the road real soon:

Spring/Summer Tour

04/11 - Mayaguez, Puerto Rico @ Bunkers #
04/12 - Cata
ño, Puerto Rico @ SOS Burger &
04/13 - Rio Piedras, Puerto Rico @ Teatro Diplo %
04/26 - Athens, OH @ For Real Fest
05/02 - Cincinnati, OH @ Warner House
05/17 - Buffalo, NY @ Mohawk Place ^
05/22 - Carmi, IL @ The Punkhouse *
05/23 - Lansing, MI @ Macs *
05/24 - Chicago, IL @ Reggie's Rock Club *
05/26 - Minneapolis, MN @ Triple Rock Social Club *
05/27 - Kansas City, MO @ Record Bar *
05/28 - Denver, CO @ Marquis Theatre *
05/29 - Colorado Springs, CO @ The Black Sheep *
05/30 - Salt Lake City, UT @ Venue's Club Sound *
06/01 - Seattle, WA @ El Corazon *
06/03 - Sparks, NV @ The Vixen *
06/04 - Orangevale, CA @ Boardwalk *
06/05 - San Francisco, CA @ Bottom Of The Hill *
06/07 - Los Angeles, CA @ Safari Sam's *
06/08 - Long Beach, CA @ Alex's Bar *
06/09 - San Diego, CA @ Casbah *
06/10 - Phoenix, AZ @ Brick House Theater *
06/11 - Albuquerque, NM @ Launchpad *
06/12 - Oklahoma City, OK @ The Conservatory *
06/13 - St Louis, MO @ Bluebird *
06/14 - Covington, KY @ Mad Hatter *
06/15 - Huntington, WV @ TBA *
06/17 - Nashville, TN @ The Muse *
06/19 - Wilmington, NC @ Soapbox Laundro *
06/21 - Wilkes-Barre, PA @ Cafe Metropolis *

# with Anti Sociales, Gio y Los Policias
& with Diente Perro, Juventud Crasa, Un Final Fatal, Jenny Fatale & Los Degolladores
% with Los Nervios, Hay Silencio
^ with The Ergs!

* with The Queers, Bomb the Music Industry, Andrew Jackson Jihad, and Kepi Ghoulie


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