Leave Mickey's saturated with creativity. Dallas-based Siamese mixes ominous art pop with opulent set design and deranged alter egos. The glam rock band of four theatrically inclined friends released their debut, The Mesmerist, on March 3. With Dash Hounds and Slow Pulp.
The first single from The Mesmerist, "Chromatose." Inspired by the Truffaut film Bed & Board, the song is a sardonic shout out to the neighborhood dilettantes. "There's a neighbor character in the film that everyone deems a murderer," Nicole Marxen-Myers explains. "He turns out to be a television star, and the main characters are quick to retract their impressions of him, swapping them for praise. That idea inspired a juxtaposition between whimsy and horror for the song. It’s fun, but there’s something unsettling about it."
"Chromatose" by Siamese
The band – comprised of Paul Alonzo (bass), Paul Grass (drums), Nicole Marxen-Myers (keys, vocals) and Teddy Georgia Waggy (guitar, vocals) – materialized in 2015 as a means to intersect music, performance and visual art. To do so, they take elements from carpentry to choreography to costume design, and their live shows have come to serve as a parallel universe for the members to act out alternate identities and face the terror of vulnerability with their audiences.