“Seasonal Beast – the band’s name suggests something wild and ever-changing. The sound is dark and delicious, with lush texture and a sense of volcanic force pulsating beneath the dreamy surface” - Midnight East
Seasonal Beast is the brain child of New York-based Israeli-born composer/producer/ songwriter/keyboardist Yuval Semo (The Mountain Goats, Kaki King, Sonya Kitchell), brought to vivid life with the help of singer Yuli Beeri (eXtended Family, World inferno), bassist Tim Lappin (Nick Murphy FKA Chet Faker), guitarist Alon Albagli (J.viewz, Janelle Kroll), trumpet and EVI (Electronic valve instrument) player Dan Brantigan (David Byrne, Macy Gray, Bonobo) and drummer Isaac Gardner (Blue Man Group).
Semo is a writer, producer, and performer with omnivorous taste. His blend of electronic pop, lush cinematic soundscapes, and heavy synth lines creates a dark and mesmerizing spell.
This unique style is well reflected on Seasonal Beast’s debut album Muscle Memory, which was mostly recorded in Semo’s bedroom studio and features many collaborations with some of NY’s finest musicians.
The band won the best emerging artist from Deli Magazine and was featured and reviewed by magazines such as Stereogum, AXS, ohestee, Baeble Music, The Music mMermaid, Yesterdays Nothing, Keep Walking Music, xKira Music, Imperfect Fifth, Killer Pony Tail, and DopeCauseWeSaid to name a short few.
The band has released a music video for their single “I can make you disappear” which was directed by Semo himself. The video, which premiered on Stereogum, was an official selection in a few film festivals (including TMFF, FICOCC, Bucharest ShortCut Cinefest and more) and has won the Outstanding Achievement Award from CICFF- Calcutta International Cult Film Festival.
The band is currently performing live while working on their second release that is expected to come out Mid-2019.