TVD Recommends: Seryn at The Live Oak, 2/25

It’s been awhile since we’ve heard from Seryn. Originally based in Denton, the band was once one of the most promising acts to come out of the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Their 2011 debut This Is Where We Are amassed fans both locally and nationally, even perking ears over at NPR and Paste. And then, at what felt like the onset of the band’s prime, growth seemed to stop. Fans were left waiting for a next move that didn’t come—well, until now.

So it only took four years, but Seryn is finally back (praise!) and more promising than ever. Over the past several years, the band has changed their location, lineup, label, management, and sound. For many other bands, this kind of transformation might only lead to demise. But for Seryn, adversity and the turbulence of major shift has ultimately strengthened the group’s core vision.

With a newfound focus, the band recently released their long-awaited sophomore album Shadow Shows last month, recorded in Denton with producer McKenzie Smith (Sarah Jaffe, St. Vincent, Sondre Lerche, Regina Spektor). Whereas the harmony-laden vocals and acoustic instrumentation in This Is Where We Are may have defined Seryn as a folk band, Shadow Shows feels much more progressive. Yet, the record retains the expansive, uniquely Seryn sound and atmospheric vibes we fell in love with from the start.

Seryn is currently on tour and is set to perform in Fort Worth this Wednesday. Whether you’ve been a fan all along, or new to the club, give their new album a listen and come out to The Live Oak on Wednesday for what’s bound to be a superbly happy homecoming.

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