by Andrew Crisp
The old adage "too many cooks spoil the broth" is often heard when bands swell their ranks to create a more complex sound. While the idiom sometimes holds true—particularly when there are more people on stage than in the crowd—it can also be dead wrong. Boise seven piece A Seasonal Disguise proves that—no aspect of its sound is superfluous.
With keys, strings, guitar, vocals and more, A Seasonal Disguise jams together to write new tracks, keeping a bevy of instruments available for experimentation. The group improvises new additions to songs, which are often crafted by its frontman and founder, Z.V. House. It's a formula that produces a sound which can fluctuate between rock and acoustic from track to track.
After the success of A Seasonal Disguise's album release party for Waterfowl of Eastern Canada (House of Ubasti) on March 3, the gang embarked on a Western tour. The group is slated to play a late-night show at Treefort Music Fest on Saturday, March 24 at The Crux from midnight to 1 a.m.