"Freedom is a double-edged sword…we are inspired to create from the ugly as well as the beautiful."
The Los Angeles based rock group, LESSER KEY, represents an exploration into personal and artistic freedom. The group consists of Andrew Zamudio, Brett Fanger, Justin Hanson and Paul D'Amour (founding Tool bassist)
For the video of their debut single, "Intercession," the band collaborated with director Brian Butler who they first met at his performance of "The Bartzabel Working" (Butler, Kenneth Anger and James Franco's adaptation of an Aleister Crowley ritual)
The group recently finished their debut EP with producer Sylvia Massy (System of a Down, Tool, Johnny Cash) seeing a street date late in 2013 through Sumerian Records.
Sumerian Founder Ash Avildsen states:
"Lesser Key's songwriting and passion for their craft immediately mesmerized me upon discovering them. Rock music needs a band like this right now: a hypnotic candle amidst neon lights."
LESSER KEY added:
"It is exciting working with a label like Sumerian because they are willing to try new things. Most of the bands they choose to work with usually have a different flavor or progressive element to them that's not typical of other bands. We are excited to add to the diversity of the roster with our artistry and music."