Stream: Seasons, ‘Used to Be Alive’



Scene regulars Seasons have largely been off the radar in the two years since they completed releasing their four-EP cycle “Spring”/”Summer”/”Winter”/”Autumn” between 2009 and ’12. There, the ensemble led by singer-guitarist Nik Garcia established themselves as sometimes-cinematic, sometimes-wonky psychedelic explorers. The septet is back this fall with the full-length “Everything Changes,” and if that title doesn’t suggest some existential navel-gazing, then you have the single “Used to Be Alive,” which laments, in apogean fashion, the detachment brought on by encroaching technology. Then there’s “Fossils,” which amid dream-state synths ponders the “remnants of my old life,” punctuated by Dayna Richards’ horn. Produced by Scott Colburn (an engineer on Arcade Fire and Animal Collective records, among other credits) and mixed by Dave Cooley, “Everything Changes” figures to offer an emotional opus on the passage of time by a band who have seen it.

||| Stream: “Used to Be Alive” and “Fossils”