“tight Bloc Party-esque rhythms… dreamy sounds contrast with the whirring pace.”
– Speak Into My Good Eye
Today, NYC-based Semaphore share their latest track “Folly of Youth” via Pure Grain Audio. The band’s Siddhu Anandalingam explains the track is about “the conversation between an artist and their inner self about whether to leave art behind and enter the ‘real world’ or not.” Semaphore’s debut LP All Too Robot is out this Friday, September 15th. If you’re in the NYC area, you can catch the band playing their album release show on September 22nd at The Gateway in Brooklyn. You can find more info here.
As a trained jazz saxophonist who also plays over half a dozen instruments, Siddhu Anandalingam has been writing and creating music while growing up listening to his dad’s old record collection. Over the years, his creative output has flirted with alternative rock, modern jazz, and ambient electronic music, eventually taking the hybrid form that is his recording project and band, Semaphore. Drawing from influences like Pink Floyd, Tycho, Smashing Pumpkins, M83, and Tigran Hamasyan, Semaphore’s music is intricate and lush.
Semaphore started when Siddhu was a student at Columbia University, where he studied Chemical Engineering and Music. After graduating in 2015, he moved back home to the suburbs of DC, where he spent the year focusing on writing music, as well as as getting involved in the DC music scene. Upon returning to Brooklyn in mid-2016, Siddhu reformed Semaphore and is now joined by Chris Hunt on bass, Emmett Ceglia on drums, and Jay Kohler on guitar.
All Too Robot – TRACKLISTING
01. Still Don’t Know
02. Destroying the Evidence
03. What a Way: Prélude
04. What a Way: Après
06. Folly of Youth