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Exclusive Premiere: Watch Siberian Traps’ hypnotic new video for “Lemon Balm”

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Siberian Traps. (Photo: Walt Burns)

Siberian Traps. (Photo: Walt Burns)

Psych-Rock band Siberian Traps are back with an hypnotic new music video for their brand new single “Lemon Balm”, off their upcoming third album, Indicator. Watch the video below.

“The concept for the “Lemon Balm” video is about seeing through the interpersonal barriers that isolate us from each other,” says frontman Seth Reeves on the new video. “Initially, the idea was simply to make a video that felt summer-y and that captured the laid-back, walking pace of the song. Peter Marsh, who plays drums with local band War Party, directed, filmed, and edited the video, creating a series of interactions between people that get progressively less bizarre and automated and increasingly warm and organic as the narrative progresses. The shift in perspective between first and third person views also emphasizes the different elements of isolation versus interaction. We hope it leaves the impression of the warmth and haze of a lazy day-off in the summertime. The video features several folks in the Dreamy Life Records family, including Cameron Smith (also of War Party) and his snazzy dance moves.”

Siberian Traps will release their third full-length album, Indicator, on June 9th, with summer tour dates to follow. The band has been playing together since 2011, forming first in Nashville, and later relocating to Fort Worth, Texas in 2012.

Indicator marks a significant growth from their earlier days of jangly, spirit-rock into a band with a more cohesive style and sound, with stand-out single “Lemon Balm”.

Indicator, Siberian Traps’ third full-length LP, is the band’s first release written and recorded with multi-instrumentalist Ben Hance in the lineup. In contrast to the more painstaking ethic of the band’s previous releases, the songs on Indicator arrived as a result of a more relaxed, organic process that allowed the band to write and record the album within the scope of about nine months. The idea was to work quickly, without overthinking, and to capture the moment of a band in transition, with a new member adding significant contributions to the overall timbre and feel of the music. This freedom, and the newfound inspiration that spurred it, lend the songs a fluid sense of movement that makes Indicator the most cohesive song cycle of the band’s output, moving away from the punchy jangle-pop of their previous release, Stray Dogs. The songs themselves focus largely on two ideas: our relationship to the land and our relationship to time. As Siberian Traps’ first release on vinyl, the record can ideally be played with either side as Side A, reflecting the cyclical nature of the album and the ebb and flow of the conscious and unconscious experiences it catalogs.


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