Semaphore Covers Blink 182’s “Stay Together For The Kids”

Next week, Semaphore will release the new album I Need A Reason To Stay on March 24th. In anticipation they share “Stay2gether”, their post-shoegaze cover of Blink 182’s “Stay Together For The Kids”. Originally starting off as an experiment with new gear and music software, lead singer and guitarist Siddhu Anandalingam decided to fully flesh out this cover of one of his favorite Blink 182 songs, by adding a drum machine and dropping the tuning of the song to make it even moodier. For the track he took inspiration from Brakence, My Bloody Valentine, Juice WRLD and of course, Blink 182. The song is augmented with a slowed down approach that heightens the traumatic nature of the lyrics, the chorus is treated to a wall of distorted guitars while vocals from lead singer Siddhu Anandalingam float in the ether above it all, seemingly dissociating from reality as a form of coping mechanism. Semaphore will celebrate the release of I Need A Reason To Stay with a show at Golden Sounds in Brooklyn on March 26th and have announced select spring tour dates to follow.

Upcoming Tour Dates:

26 – Brooklyn, NY – Gold Sounds (Album Release Show)

08 – Staten Island, NY – Mother Pug’s Saloon
22 – Brooklyn, NY – Gold Sounds

02 – Brooklyn, NY – Windjammer
03 – Philadelphia, PA – Century
04 – Boston, MA – TBD