Heed little the human counterparts of Gold Casio, for they are but vessels, merely mechanisms through which the Dance Gods make known their final decree. Party Forever? “Amen!”
Relinquish the curtains of this reality, strip away the layers of meaninglessness until all that remains are Babes and Bass. Only then will you begin to understand.
The first time Bridgette Moody and John Seasons performed together, everyone in the room could tell they were watching something special. “We got the craziest response,” Seasons remembers. “People were like, ‘Wow, you two — you two should do something.’’ A cover of Animal Collective’s “Bees,” which can still be viewed on YouTube was the final song in an entire evening of Animal Collective songs Seasons had put together with some friends at the Echo (in LA) on Oct. 29, 2012. As Moody wails and Seasons gently harmonizes behind her over twinkling synths and processed guitar, you can sense the audience holding their breath as the band was born. The songs of Haunted Summer are dreamy and hypnotic, rich with orchestral strings and sultry electronic textures. With their previous EP, Something in the Water, the group crafted a captivating, ethereal musical journey through a nostalgic world of young love and long-forgotten memories. Consisting of husband-and-wife Bridgette Moody and John Seasons, who share songwriting duties in a true collaboration, the Highland Park duo have shared the stage and toured with groups and performers including Taken By Trees, Islands, The Polyphonic Spree, Coeur De Pirate, Olafur Arnalds, Carla Morrison, Meiko, Basia Bulat, Geographer, David J of Bauhaus and many more. Their new full-length, Spirit Guides, was written on the road as well as recorded in several studios including Rancho de la Luna in Joshua Tree, Jim Henson Studios in Hollywood, Comp-ny LA, and studios owned by Ninkasi Brewing in Eugene, Oregon. It features an array of talented musicians, including (but not limited to!) Dave Catching from Eagles of Death Metal and Chris Goss from Masters of Reality (both of whom are on the title track). Having completed multiple headlining tours across the country and a new 60+ day tour to start 2018 off, Haunted Summer is poised to bring their psychedelic sound to the world.
The element of fire manifests itself in creative and unique ways, and those in its glow are courageous, enthusiastic, passionate, and sometimes, larger than life. Firesigns is composed of Mariah Priddy, Chance Welton and Adam Frost, who cherish freedom and self expression. These traits have led us all on our own individual journeys and guided us like streams converging into a river, where we found that we are more connected and powerful together. Our music tells tales of rites of passage, traveling the world, friendships, spiritual growth, and of love and loss. Expression and connection through music is our tool to unite our hopes and dreams. We are dream chasers who are hopeful for a time and place when music and art is celebrated and shared. Where self expression is welcomed and embraced, free of hate and discrimination. Rooted in small Idaho towns we found ourselves pursuing our art into the music capital of Los Angeles, writing our first e.p. in the dark and polluted streets of North Hollywood and playing our first show on stage at Burning Man. Our strong desire to connect with our roots and return to a more unified life in the mountains has brought us back to the Northwest where we continue to tell our story and create a fire to awaken people to come together. Firesigns is not just a band. It is a movement.