Today we are premiering an album from a band called Lounge on Fire that quickly became a staple on the Boise music scene. They’ve been turning heads almost since the beginning as four-year Treefort Music Fest veterans and a headliner at the 2016 Alive After Five concert series. They also recently headlined a showcase at Reno’s Offbeat Music Festival and nearly caused a riot for an encore in a late night slot at the Sawtooth Music Festival, and have played over 100 shows in Boise and the Pacific Northwest since their conception. This includes festivals, bars, private parties, après ski resorts, and even farmers’ markets. They have had the opportunity within the last few years to open for acclaimed national acts such as St Paul and the Broken Bones, The Suffers, Turkuaz, Orgone, and Polyrhythmics. The band has a blistering rhythm section that will definitely get you moving.
“Lips of Calypso” is an ode to the human body as a hostage to the temptation of sin, particularly that of lust. Each track embodies the perspective of the sinner and their struggle with the burden created by this seduction. The name Calypso literally means “to deceive”, which encapsulates the false sense of security provided by the allurement of pleasure. The hedonism experienced by the sinner is further muddled by the notion of being nurtured by societal masculinity into a compulsory state of seeking fulfillment through sexual satisfaction, and the conflicting commandment administered by religious and academic pedagogy to abstain from such lasciviousness. In Lips of Calypso, gratification is met with indignity in the journey of the anti-hero in grappling with desire in attempt to be released from the prison of the flesh.”