Search and Seizure drops their new album titled ‘Outer Space’ right here on Jammerzine. The Kansas City natives go global in sound with a sound that defines the band as well as it gains an audience. Perfect resonance in each track that sonically grabs your attention not just with the content but with the mix. ‘Outer Space’ is an album designed for those big stereos so please don’t do it an injustice by settling for earbuds. Each song cranks and stands on its own so good luck guessing the next single. There is no filler here.
Creatively, every song has a hook that was carefully and lovingly placed in all of the right spots, however, for those musicians out there, the key that makes this work beyond the hooks is the talent that Search and Seizure, when it comes to songwriting, is that they have that ability where they keep the listener guessing. Just when you think you know how the next part of the song goes, it goes in a completely different direction and it works. Search and Seizure are audio Alfred Hitchcocks. Brilliant.
Given Search & Seizure’s general demeanor, they’d likely be the first to tell you that writing an EP documenting the dissolution of relationships, perceptions, and life as it happens is fairly well-worn territory. At the same time, the Kansas City-based scene lifers would also be happy to point to the thick-skinned, road-worn mindset picked up playing in bands like The Casket Lottery and Red Line Chemistry that is laid out across their latest EP, this March’s Outer Space.
“In the context of the EP title and artwork, which is a high altitude satellite-like map of our city, [we looked at] the city and all the situations we encountered from a different perspective,” the band explains. “In the midst of a bad situation, it seems insurmountable, but when you are far enough away from it, you begin to realize how insignificant it was.”
Following 2016’s Turning Tides and 2018’s Intersections, the Outer Space EP finds a balance between some of Search & Seizure’s most immediate songwriting and emotionally weathered lyricism. Leading off with new single ‘Repeater’, the four-piece still keeps their expectations manageable and jokingly dour for Outer Space.
“Give it a listen and if you like it, come out to a show,” the band affirms. “Life is short and we’re all going to die. Let’s at least have fun while we’re here.”