It’s been about a year since we last got to chat with Smoke Season and a few months since we featured their music. They are setting off on tour with The Peach Kings Thanksgiving weekend and we were able to squeeze in an interview before they left to catch up and talk about their upcoming EP, Ouroboros.
Lemonade Magazine: Hey guys! It’s been about a year since we last got a chance to chat with you guys – how have things been?
Smoke Season: Quite busy…but really awesome.
LM: Busy is always nice and exciting! How would you guys say you’ve grown or evolved in the last year?
SS: We’ve been touring all year, created a new EP and a film to go along with it.
Oh, and Gabrielle grew half an inch.
LM: Congratulations to Gabrielle! That is quite the feat! As you mentioned, you’ve got an EP coming out soon, Ouroboros. What can we expect to hear from that?
SS: We love music that plays with the juxtaposition of Americana/folk music and electronic beats. This new EP definitely continues down this avenue. It’s also a tad more cinematic than our earlier works.
LM: Speaking of cinematic, the debut video from Ouroboros for “Loose” is the first in a 4-part series/short film and it’s a pretty deep and dark opening. How did the concept of making each video a portion of a short film come about?
SS: The concept of this film was born from the idea of accidental intervention. Often times, the random emotional collisions we have with complete strangers can become the most compelling of life’s catalysts. These accidental interventions can either be profoundly constructive or just the opposite. Like the mythological-rooted definition of Ouroboros explains, destruction is only temporary and we are always reborn from the ruin.
Plus, our music has been pretty consistently described as cinematic, so we decided to run with that theme.
LM: Our review of the first video can be found here. It’s pretty fantastic and we can’t wait to see what is to come! What can you tell us about the upcoming videos and story without giving away too many spoilers?
SS: We can tell you that Ouroboros is a musical and visual journey that follows four strangers in their disparate lives to demonstrate just how connected and homogeneous humanity truly is.
LM: We look forward to the following three videos as well as the EP release! You guys are also about to set out on tour! What are you most looking forward to on this tour and what can fans expect to see from you?
SS: Lots of new music, light shows and more… We cannot wait to get back to some of the cities we haven’t seen since last year.
LM: Our owner, Aaron Mannari, will be at you Seattle show and can’t wait! Again, thank you so much for squeezing us in before you head out on tour! We’re excited to see what’s in store for you guys and really look forward to hearing the rest of Ouroboros!
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