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Raleigh, NC | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Raleigh, NC | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Rock Psychedelic




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Once you get your tongue around the band’s name you’re in for a real treat. Complex and progressive while being accessible is a rare quality – The Mars Volta’s friendlier cousin if you will. - Alt Dialogue


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Zephyranthes is a futuristic rock trio that melds psychedelic, progressive, and math rock sensibilities together with a sense of accessible minimalism.  The Raleigh-based trio's latest single Diet of Earth [2023] distills the band’s past chaotic explorations and frenetic rhythms into their most unified and cohesive presentation yet. 

American Indian guitarist Elijah Melanson formed the band following the sudden loss of a parent and of a rising career that saw highs of international touring, festivals, and late night show performances with progressive rock band Helicopria.  Ripe with grief and eager for transformation, Zephyranthes was formed in 2015 to explore the dichotomies of his aesthetic roots; The experimental and the mainstream.  With additions of drummer Alex Jolly (Frontside, Solar Bear) and multi-instrumentalist Logan Maxwell (Vacant Company, Tumbao) the group has come together to breathe organic new sounds into an aging prog rock aesthetic.

Since forming in 2015, the group's appeal has led to them playing alongside Consider the Source, Giraffes? Giraffes!, Bent Knee, The Mike Dillon Band, and Guerilla Toss. Zephyranthes III [2019] recorded at Mitch Easter’s Fidelitorium studios demonstrated the band’s densely effected and textural instrumental-ism while weaving stark new textures.  Zephyranthes EP [2016] and Screws//Factory [2017] showcase sensibility and style in tight compositions contrasting Naked City-esque improvisations.

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