Lush, ethereal, and delicate are a few words used to describe 'Drift,' the first release by The Sems. In addition to those fleshy adjectives, I would love to offer up the following: crushing, sparkling, and driving - All which describe 'Any Day Ago,' the sophomore album by the Brooklyn-based group The Sems. Despite my poor word choice, The Sems are not a group, but essentially a one man band (though one would never know by listening). Head Sem, Pete Bogolub performed and recorded 'Any Day Ago' in his own Small Time Studio largely by himself. Once the basic recording process came to a close, Pete took a short trip (a matter a feet actually) to Scandalabra Studios where he and producer Mike Pecchio (Holopaw, XXXXX) spent weeks constructing, disassembling, and reassembling the album. During the writing process, Pete looked to the influences of his personal record stacks from the mid to late 80's to create a beautifully orchestrated barrage of sound. Elements of 'Psychocandy', 'Isn't Anything' and Psychedelic Furs tickle our ears to create an effortless listening experience that compels us to (once again) press play.