New Audio: Search & Seizure Shares an Anthemic and Expansive Single

Kansas City, MO-based indie trio Search & Seizure — Gene Abramov (vocals, bass), Dave Fyten (vocals, guitar) and Jason Trabue (drums) — features a collection of grizzled, local scene vets, who have played in bands locally and regionally for most of their professional lives.

The members of Search & Seizure have released three EPs — 2016’s Turning Tides, 2018’s Intersections and 2020’s Outer Space, which landed on The Big Takeover’s Top 30 Albums/EPs list that year. Their full-length debut, Nothing Natural is slated for a May 20, 2022 release sees the band blending their heavier rock influences with softer melodic elements borrowed from indie rock, post-punk and shoegaze.

“Lazar,” Nothing Natural‘s third and latest single is a decidedly 120 Minutes MTV era alt rock-inspired song centered around an alternating quiet-loud-quiet song structure featuring thunderous drumming, layers of shoegazy power chords, a rumbling bass line and arena rock friendly hooks paired with a dreamy, melodic bridge. Sonically speaking, “Lazar” to my ears brings local acts like The Life And Times and JOVM mainstays Shiner and others to mind. But under the slick studio polish are passionate performances paired with earnest, lived-in songwriting.