Vancouver's SSRIs Overhaul Sound, Change Name to Spring

Vancouver's SSRIs Overhaul Sound, Change Name to Spring
Vancouver noisemakers the SSRIs previously specialized in tightly wound post-hardcore, but the group have now changed both their sound and their name. They are now known as Spring and they will make their hometown debut later this month.

While the SSRIs' sound relied on keyboards and processed electronics, an announcement notes that the new project emphasizes "acoustic instruments and vocal harmonies" and finds the players "tempering complex arrangements with stripped-down pop sensibility."

The new songs reportedly draw from '60s British psych and feature diverse arrangements that shift "from warm, delicate finger-picked passages to vast, doomy riffage." This apparently sounds so different from the SSRIs' previous material that they opted to change their name.

The band will make their debut as Spring on June 19 at the Biltmore with openers Nam Shub and Boha. They will debut a music video for a song called "Yer Chimurenga" at the show, and they plan to release a full-length album later this year. Tours of North America and Japan are planned for 2014.

Stay tuned for the aforementioned video to arrive online later this month.