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SEE? is a spontaneous supergroup featuring bassist Jon Ehlers (Bangladeafy, Pseudo/Sentai), guitarist Brandon Seabrook (Seabrook Power Plant, Needle Driver, Die Trommel Fatale), and drummer/vocalist/producer Timo Ellis (Netherlands, Cibo Matto, Spacehog, Joan as Police Woman), with additional keyboards by Stuart Popejoy (Bassoon, Sugarlife).

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SEE?: Unclassifiable NYC Act With Current/Former Members Of Netherlands, Spacehog, Bangladeafy, More Streams Lighteninging On Your Thames At New Noise Magazine – Earsplit Compound

The unclassifiable lunatic collective SEE? – formed by current/former members of Netherlands, Spacehog, Bangladeafy, Pseudo/Sentai, Cibo Matto, Seabrook Power Plant, Needle Driver, Die Trommel Fatale, Joan As Police Woman, Bassoon, Sugarlife, and more – is now streaming their entire Lighteninging On Your Thames album, days ahead of its release through Nefarious Industries this Friday.

Lighteninging On Your Thames is now playing in its entirety at New Noise Magazine RIGHT HERE.

Offers SEE?’s Timo Ellis (Netherlands, ex-Spacehog, etc.) of the album, “Ok, here she is, the whole dystopian caboodle; for maximum impact, feel free to dose on cheap mescaline (*actually you oughta just do that anyway, as it is Wednesday, etc.) DIG! PEAAAAAACE!!!”

Nefarious Industries will unleash SEE?‘s Lighteninging On Your Thames digitally on December 23rd.

Decibel Magazine issued, “Rest assured, when you click play, the sounds you hear aren’t your computer melting down — they’re the sounds of Nefarious Industries supergroup SEE?’s upcoming album, Lighteninging On Your Thames… In some sections, SEE? are funky and grooving. In others, they maintain the groove but go heavier. And some moments… sound like hearing colors while talking to a robot.” Metal Insider concluded, “It’s pretty rare that you hear a song or band that’s uncategorizable… Lighteninging On Your Thames… certainly qualifies as hard to explain in just one sentence. Just hearing the bands attached to it will give you an idea of how experimental and strange the music contained within it.”

SEE? is a spontaneous supergroup featuring drummer/vocalist/producer Timo Ellis (Netherlands, Cibo Matto, ex-Spacehog, Joan as Police Woman), bassist Jon Ehlers (Bangladeafy, Pseudo/Sentai), guitarist Brandon Seabrook (Seabrook Power Plant, Needle Driver, Die Trommel Fatale), with additional keyboards by Stuart Popejoy (Bassoon, Sugarlife). An exuberant and explosive testimony to their collective intensity, ferocious skill and wild imagination, Ellis recorded the basics for Lighteninging On Your Thames in an evening and then mercilessly tweaked it over the next few weeks at the Williamsburg Garage, after which it was mixed and mastered by Ron A. Shaffer at Atlantic West Studios, and finalized with art by Ellis. Simply put, this is an unremitting thrill salad of joy, angst, brains…and a massive fucking heart.

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SEE?, Featuring Current/Former Members Of Netherlands, Spacehog, Bangladeafy, And More, Premieres New Track At Decibel Magazine, Melts Faces – Earsplit Compound

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Eccentric collective, SEE? – featuring current/former members of Netherlands, Spacehog, Bangladeafy, Pseudo/Sentai, Cibo Matto, Seabrook Power Plant, Needle Driver, Die Trommel Fatale, Joan As Police Woman, Bassoon, Sugarlife, and many other acts – has debuted a new single from their impending Lighteninging On Your Thames, as the album nears release through Nefarious Industries in just over two weeks.

Within the “boundaries” of Lighteninging On Your Thames, listeners will be raked over the burnt remnants of reality as synthtwang, djentpop, progwank, and manglemetal fight to dominate the soundtrack. Decibel Magazine takes on the dispatch of the sixth and closing song from Lighteninging On Your Thames, the appropriately titled “SEE 6,” noting of its undeniably unique intensity, “Rest assured, when you click play, the sounds you hear aren’t your computer melting down — they’re the sounds of Nefarious Industries supergroup SEE?’s upcoming album, Lighteninging On Your Thames… In some sections, SEE? are funky and grooving. In others, they maintain the groove but go heavier. And some moments on ‘SEE 6′ sound like hearing colors while talking to a robot.”

The SEE? collective’s Timo Ellis (Netherlands, ex-Spacehog, etc.) issues of this new passage, “The final movement on the album finds the band and a slightly more subdued (read: exhausted) mood, having just had an extended, violent musical orgasm for the previous two hours straight; yet they still manage to pop once more, albeit in a more sullen and lumbering way. Also could be said to evoke elephants, ADHD, nausea, and an ambient refugee crisis; in other words, something for the whole family.”

Stream SEE?’s ludicrous and awesome “SEE 6” only at Decibel RIGHT HERE.

Also hear the album-opening “SEE 1” at Metal Insider HERE.

Nefarious Industries will unleash SEE?‘s Lighteninging On Your Thames digitally on December 23rd. Stand by for additional updates to be issued preceding its release.

SEE? is a spontaneous supergroup featuring bassist Jon Ehlers (Bangladeafy, Pseudo/Sentai), guitarist Brandon Seabrook (Seabrook Power Plant, Needle Driver, Die Trommel Fatale), and drummer/vocalist/producer Timo Ellis (Netherlands, Cibo Matto, ex-Spacehog, Joan as Police Woman), with additional keyboards by Stuart Popejoy (Bassoon, Sugarlife). An exuberant and explosive testimony to their collective intensity, ferocious skill and wild imagination, Ellis recorded the basics for Lighteninging On Your Thames in an evening and then mercilessly tweaked it over the next few weeks at the Williamsburg Garage, after which it was mixed and mastered by Ron A. Shaffer at Atlantic West Studios, and finalized with art by Ellis. Simply put, this is an unremitting thrill salad of joy, angst, brains…and a massive fucking heart.

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Track Premiere: SEE? Experiment On ‘SEE 6’ – Decibel Magazine

“Rest assured, when you click play, the sounds you hear aren’t your computer melting down — they’re the sounds of Nefarious Industries supergroup SEE?’s upcoming album, Lighteninging On Your Thames. […] In some sections, SEE? are funky and grooving. In others, they maintain the groove but go heavier. And some moments on “SEE 6” sound like hearing colors while talking to a robot.” – Decibel

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SEE?: Metal Insider Debuts Lead Track From Lighteninging On Your Thames; Band Merges Current/Former Members Of Netherlands, Spacehog, Bangladeafy, And More – Earsplit Compound

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As Nefarious Industries prepares for the late December release of Lighteninging On Your Thames — the new album from bewilderingly eccentric collective, SEE? — the lead track from this warped auditory beating has been issued through Metal Insider.

With SEE?’s members currently/previously collectively hailing from a wide net of bands including Bangladeafy, Pseudo/Sentai, Seabrook Power Plant, Needle Driver, Die Trommel Fatale, Netherlands, Cibo Matto, Spacehog, Joan as Police Woman, Bassoon, Sugarlife, and others, within the “boundaries” of Lighteninging On Your Thames listeners will be raked over the burnt remnants of reality as synthtwang, djentpop, progwank, and manglemetal fight to dominate the soundtrack.

Metal Insider issues with their early stream of the track, “It’s easy to get pretty jaded in the metal community. How many more deathcore bands waiting for the drop or thrash bands trying to recapture 1984 can there be before you tag out? What we’re trying to say is that it’s pretty rare that you hear a song or band that’s uncategorizable. However, the debut album from collective SEE?, Lighteninging On Your Thames… certainly qualifies as hard to explain in just one sentence.”

SEE?’s Timo Ellis delves, “’Track 1,’ or ‘SEE1’ as it’s known, is something of an informal thesis statement about the band; as part of their natural first movement of improvisation during the session it reflects the frenetic intensity and imagination of these four guys playing together for the first time. The song has several distinctly different movements and sets the tone for the on-a-dime/ mood-swinging adventurousness of the rest of the record. Put simply another way… nerd alert — these guys are fuckin’ nuts.”

Stream the album-opening “SEE1” only at Metal Insider RIGHT HERE.

Nefarious Industries will issue SEE?‘s Lighteninging On Your Thames digitally on December 23rd. Stand by for additional audio samples and more to be released.

SEE? is a spontaneous supergroup featuring bassist Jon Ehlers (Bangladeafy, Pseudo/Sentai), guitarist Brandon Seabrook (Seabrook Power Plant, Needle Driver, Die Trommel Fatale), and drummer/vocalist/producer Timo Ellis (Netherlands, Cibo Matto, ex-Spacehog, Joan as Police Woman), with additional keyboards by Stuart Popejoy (Bassoon, Sugarlife). An exuberant and explosive testimony to their collective intensity, ferocious skill and wild imagination, Ellis recorded the basics for Lighteninging On Your Thames in an evening and then mercilessly tweaked it over the next few weeks at the Williamsburg Garage, after which it was mixed and mastered by Ron A. Shaffer at Atlantic West Studios, and finalized with art by Ellis. Simply put, this is an unremitting thrill salad of joy, angst, brains…and a massive fucking heart.

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Track premiere: SEE? (Bangladeafy/Netherlands, ex-Spacehog etc.) get experimental with “SEE1” – Metal Insider

“It’s easy to get pretty jaded in the metal community. How many more deathcore bands waiting for the drop or thrash bands trying to recapture 1984 can there be before you tag out? What we’re trying to say is that it’s pretty rare that you hear a song or band that’s uncategorizable. However, the debut album from collective SEE?, Lighteninging On Your Thames, will be released on Nefarious Industries on December 23rd, and it certainly qualifies as hard to explain in just one sentence.” – Metal Insider

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SEE?: Group Featuring Members Of Netherlands, Cibo Matto, Spacehog, Bangladeafy, Seabrook Power Plant, And More To Release New Record Via Nefarious Industries – Earsplit Compound

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Nefarious Industries presents Lighteninging On Your Thames, the new album from eccentric and spontaneous megacollective, SEE?, the record now being finalized for release this December.

SEE? is a spontaneous supergroup featuring bassist Jon Ehlers (Bangladeafy, Pseudo/Sentai), guitarist Brandon Seabrook (Seabrook Power Plant, Needle Driver, Die Trommel Fatale), and drummer/vocalist/producer Timo Ellis (Netherlands, Cibo Matto, Spacehog, Joan as Police Woman), with additional keyboards by Stuart Popejoy (Bassoon, Sugarlife). An exuberant and explosive testimony to their collective intensity, ferocious skill and wild imagination, Ellis recorded the basics for Lighteninging On Your Thames in an evening and then mercilessly tweaked it over the next few weeks at the Williamsburg Garage, after which it was mixed and mastered by Ron A. Shaffer at Atlantic West Studios, and finalized with art by Ellis. Simply put, this is an unremitting thrill salad of joy, angst, brains…and a massive fucking heart.

Nefarious Industries welcomes SEE? to their family of twisted musical intensity, with Lighteninging On Your Thames being finalized for release on December 23rd. Stand by for audio samples from the record and more in the coming days.

Timo Ellis is a vocalist and multi-instrumentalist and has appeared on almost one hundred albums over the past twenty years. He’s performed and collaborated with such artists as Yoko Ono, Cibo Matto, Joan As Police Woman, Mark Ronson, John Zorn, Melvins, Ween, Marc Ribot, The Lemonheads, Money Mark, White Hills, and Gibby Haynes. Currently he’s tearing it up with his sludge/fuck-rock band Netherlands (on Prosthetic Records) on the heels of their latest LP Audubon; Netherlands has played with Napalm Death, Melt Banana, Black Flag, Candiria, and Mutoid Man among many others. Jon Ehlers is currently enjoying the critical and popular success of the latest Bangladeafy EP, Narcopaloma, which is fucking ferocious and totally singular in its sound and vision. He’s widely becoming regarded as one of the most talented and inventive American bassists to emerge in years. Brandon Seabrook has been described by Spin Magazine as “an apocalyptic, supersonic general of the banjo” and has made a name for himself in the New York avant-garde music scene as an explosive guitar and banjo performer. He has been summoned by the likes of Anthony Braxton, Elliot Sharp, and Joey Arias, among many others, for his unpredictably spiked approach to improvisation and impeccable caterwauling. He regularly performs with his trios Seabrook Power Plant and Needle Driver, and his sextet Die Trommel Fatale. Stuart Popejoy is a terrifyingly badass bassist, keyboardist, guitarist and composer; he performs regularly with his instrumental post-rock/ butt-metal trio Bassoon, art/fuck/performance legends Sugarlife, theremin master Pamelia Stickney, along with many others in the NYC avant-rock and jazz scenes (including with Brandon in a few other ensembles!) It should be noted that Stuart’s sublime performance on this record was improvised “sight unheard”, I.E without ever having heard any of the music first.

Final details and review copies of Lighteninging On Your Thames will be delivered shortly.

SEE?:
Brandon Seabrook – guitar
Jon Ehlers – bass
Timo Ellis – drums, vocals
Stuart Popejoy – guest keyboards

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