Upstate New York’s Surmiser has finished work on their new EP Hold The Static and have announced it for a June release. To go with the announcement, the band has released a video for “Trains,” which you can view below.
Formed in 2012, Surmiser is a three-piece from Woodstock, New York which came together with the goal of infiltrating music scenes everywhere. The band takes inspiration from a wide variety of punk, grunge, rock, metal, and alternative bands, which you’ll notice in the band’s upbeat sound.
Hold The Static sees Surmiser tapping into their 1980s and 1990s punk and grunge roots. The EP is four new songs littered with sarcasm, humor, uncloaked anger, and a complete unwillingness to compromise for the listener’s comfort. The songs were recorded by guitarist and singer Jay Andersen at his Bohemesphere Studio in Saugerties, and mastered by Oliver Ackermann at Death By Audio in Brooklyn.
With the release of the “Trains” single, the band commented, “Trains’ is about dead-end life in a small city and an analogy to the way that people in this place, and indeed these types of places, allow themselves to be derailed by anger, addiction and the patterns created of the previous generations mistakes. The b-roll footage came from a drive around some midtown neighborhoods and there are a couple Easter eggs that tie into the lyrics if you know what you’re looking at. The live footage was shot by Mike Parish of 424recording.com with a handheld dslr on the same day we did the final edits.”
Surmiser’s Hold The Static will be released on June 8th.