"This was a riff I had for years saved in my phone with the chorus melody hummed with it. I waited on it for so long until a day came where I had nothing else to work on because I knew it would be a fun song. In hindsight the lyrics come across as an “all bets are off” kind of tone which is why it’s the first song on the album".
Characteristically, Libraries are more likely to be associated with dusty books, tranquil stillness, and cobwebs rather than the heavy shredding circumstances Blind Season is known for sound-tracking. Cunning, dissonant guitars, pelting drums and Shane Sigro's voice float both gracefully and forcefully through the track providing an industrial and energetic counterpoint. Subtle, shifting textures emphasize Blind Season's musicianship, a summit often underscored in other post-modern rock bands.
Supported by a fitting arrangement of grating distortion, Blind Season vocalist Shane Sigro sounds shattered and weathered; a man who has lost his innocence. What he and Blind Season have gained is some measure of maturity, and with this, their music has strengthened.
Certainly, sections of The Torch And The Library contain an eerie, disconcerting shimmer, usually attained through Sigro's haunting vocal melodies. Yet nothing stabs as hard as the thrashing drum, winding guitars, and pounding bass which provide the noisiest element. However the track as a whole doesn't feel jarring or disorganized. Instead, there's a melancholic solace to its ebb and flow; a gentle motion that feels apt.
Although Blind Season have developed a distinct sound which permeates their music, they definitely don't sound like rehashed racketeers. Instead, they dive headfirst into the a timeless post-post-modern vantage point which offers fresh ventures, risks, and character.
But what makes The Torch And The Library so remarkable is that it marries such lively, and often challenging instrumental soundscapes to theme that at its cores is hauntingly melodic. It makes the record compelling upon first listen, but it reveals new details with each listen, and soon it becomes apparent that with The Torch And The Library, Blind Season have invented a energetic yet disillusion form of anthemic rock. FIND YOUR WAY WITH THE LINKS BELOW: FACEBOOK INSTAGRAM TWITTER SOUNDCLOUD SPOTIFY
LETS TALK ABOUT BLIND SEASON: Rock and Roll and turbulent relationships have gone hand in hand since the beginning of time. The origins of Blind Season are no different. Beginning with a rag tag group only forming through the means of owning instruments, and an evening involving the smashing of a mutual friend’s car. Blind Season had undergone 5 different incarnations until Shane Sigro the founding guitarist was faced with the ultimate decision between succumbing to normalcy or proving the previous members wrong. Choosing the latter, Sigro doubled down by taking vocal lessons and penning the new music that would breathe life into the new era of Blind Season.Blind Season’s upcoming album is an ode to loneliness and toxicity that feel as if they were ripped from Billy Corgan’s Diary and featured in a film by Tim Burton. With the current questionable climate of the world there’s no question that this album will find its proper home and become a sign of the times.