3

by SEIMS

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    releases October 26, 2017

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    Translucent clear vinyl housed in a glossy, double gatefold, with 2x bonus guitar picks.

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    All 3 albums in CD form. Free shipping worldwide. Because sure.

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Magenta
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Yellow
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about

"SEIMS are an all-out auditory assault." - Life Is Noise

“It’s the best kind of music you could hear.“ - Heavy Mag

"SEIMS takes us on a mystical journey of disjointed movements and sonic compositions that would surely bend Beethoven’s mind and tear it asunder." - Prog Zone Magazine

Today, Australia's premier math rock act SEIMS announce their triumphant return with a thunderous new single, 'Cyan' and details of their forthcoming third album - 3 - out October 26.

'Cyan' is brutal return to form from the Sydney outfit - opening with stabbing punk guitar chords, before a dump truck load of bass is dropped into the mix, and their signature brand of controlled chaos throttles you for the next 8 mins.

It's a brilliant next step in the evolution of a band that began as the brainchild of Sydney multi- instrumentalist Simeon Bartholomew, and has turned into one of the country's most explorational and formidable outfits.

As ever with the music of SEIMS, there's much more going on in its construction that what merely appears on the surface. A grandiose record in its scope, 3 is thematically based around the CMYK colour model ('Cyan,' 'Magenta,' and 'Yellow'), each track on the record existing as its own micro-album, and when mixed together, creates 'Imperfect Black' - a collaboration with fellow Sydney musician Wartime Sweethearts, who for the first time brings vocals to SEIMS. This track utilises the themes and riffs from the previous three tracks; an incredibly complex approach, but it is beautifully tied together by a romantic nuance that leads it to flow from track to track.

3, which is set to be released on Bird's Robe Records (sleepmakeswaves, The Red Paintings) and Art As Catharsis (We Lost The Sea, Adrift For Days) was recorded and mixed by Sydney's Tim Carr (We Lost the Sea / Matt Corby / Dr. G Yunupingu) and mastered by the legendary Jeff Lipton (Battles / Tyondai Braxton / City & Colour).

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releases October 26, 2017

Recorded at One Flight Up Studios, Sydney, NSW
Additional recording at The Golden Afternoons, Sydney, NSW
Produced by Simeon Bartholomew
Engineered + mixed by Tim Carr
Mastered by Jeff Lipton at Peerless Mastering, Boston, MA
Assistant Mastering Engineer - Maria Rice
Released by Bird’s Robe Records + Art As Catharsis Records

Artwork by Jo Kovacs
Layout by Simeon Bartholomew

Cyan
Music written by Simeon Bartholomew
Drums arranged by Chris Allison

Performed by
Simeon Bartholomew - bass + guitars + synths + piano + noise + programming
Chris Allison - drums
Paul Meo - trumpet + muted trumpet
Paul Murchison - trumpet + modulated trumpet
Natalya Bing - violins
Darius Kaperonis - viola
Tim Mahony - cellos
Sam Sheumack - modulated guitar
Simon “Thanks” Dawes - synth guitar

Magenta
Music written by Simeon Bartholomew
Drums arranged by Chris Allison

Performed by
Simeon Bartholomew - bass + guitars + synths + piano + noise
Chris Allison - drums
Tim Mahony - cellos

Yellow
Music and lyrics written by Simeon Bartholomew
Drums arranged by Chris Allison

Performed by
Simeon Bartholomew - basses + guitars + synth + noise + programming + vocals
Chris Allison - drums + vocals
Chris Kearnes - vocals
Tim Mahony - cello + noise
Sam Sheumack - modulated guitar

Imperfect Black Interlude
Sound design + programming by Alex Wilson

Imperfect Black
Music written by Simeon Bartholomew
Lyrics written by Louise Nutting
Drums arranged by Chris Allison

Performed by
Simeon Bartholomew - bass + guitars + synths + piano
Chris Allison - drums + glitch percussion
Louise Nutting - vocals
Natalya Bing - violins
Darius Kaperonis - viola
Tim Mahony - cellos

An incredibly huge thanks to absolutely everybody who made this record possible.

Simeon Bartholomew uses Walrus Audio effects pedals.

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"Complex, furious, powerhouse math-rock" - triple j unearthed.

"You’ll be fist-punching ceilings one minute and stroking chins in admiration the next." - Fecking Bahamas

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Track Name: Imperfect Black
Under the dark pelt of night sky;
Peel back the bark, cast it beside.
Side of the road; ink drops below.

Shedding colour.

We're under way; fleet of foot end.
Wade to the waist, where it's lightless.

Beyond our breath.
Beyond, we're lungless.

Black,
Into the black.
We'll fall into that -
Imperfect black.