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An indie band with a uniquely melodic approach to the punk scene, Lemuria offers listeners a more laid-back take on what has grown to be an aggressive musical genre.
Lemuria's success is a direct result of the aggressive touring efforts of its earlier days. The band continues to maintain a busy tour schedule, with stops at The Owl Sanctuary in Norwich, as well as The Dome in London's Tufnell Park.
Lemuria contributed the song Wise People to Invisible Children, a compilation album that raised money for the Invisible Children charity group. The group is dedicated towards ending the conflicts in East and Central Africa caused by the Lord's Resistance Army rebel group.The band teamed up with popular punk cartoonist Mitch Clem to release Turnstile Comix #3, a combination comic book and 7-inch record featuring two new Lemuria tracks. The comic book features the group in an Eastern European adventure based on the true exploits during a tour of Russia.
Hailing from the indie music hotbed of Upstate New York, Buffalo's Lemuria have carved out a niche for themselves by offering up a different take on the indie/punk formula. The band's rigorous touring schedule has helped it land gigs all across the globe, including stops in the United Kingdom, Australia, Belgium and Russia, just to name a few. Founding members Alex Kerns (drums and vocals) and Sheena Ozzela (guitar and vocals) have been joined by bassist Max Gregor to complete one of the top trios in rock music. Lemuria has released three full-length albums, one EP and numerous 7-inch records. The band has also been featured on split EPs with Cheap Girls, The Ergs and Kind Of Like Spitting.
After releasing their debut album Get Better, the members of Lemuria hit the road to do just that: Hone their live sound, stage presence and make themselves a better overall group. Sharing the stage with the likes of Bomb The Music Industry! and The Ergs helped the band gain exposure, and years of dedicated touring helped the group amass a large following of fans desperate for Lemuria tickets. The band's first official music video received over 100,000 hits on YouTube, and, since achieving such an impressive social media presence, the group has played some of the biggest music festivals in the world.
After releasing a self-titled debut EP, Lemuria gained the attention of Mike Park, the head of San Francisco label Asian Man Records. One of the most renowned labels in the punk genre, Asian Man was a perfect home for the group. The band's first full-length record Get Better was a fine introduction to the band for fans of other Asian Man artists. The success of Get Better meant that the band would need a home that was a bit larger than Asian Man, which is run out of Park's garage. As such, the group signed with Bridge Nine Records. The Boston-based hardcore label would go on to release the group's next two full-length records: Pebble and The Distance Is So Big.
With well over 500 live performances under their belts, the members of Lemuria perform with a veteran stage presence that exudes confidence, craftsmanship and care. For a band that more often than not shares the stage with hardcore and punk acts, Lemuria is adept at capturing the attention of audiences that may not expect to see a more laid-back, 1990s-influenced indie group performing alongside more aggressive bands."
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