I’ve always associated Seattle with dreary rain and Black Hole Sun type melodies, but dreamy, surf-pop, happiness perfection Seapony are the lexapro Seattle has been craving. Fronted with sweet female vocals (think Best Cost (but less fuzzed out) or She & Him (but a little less sickening sweet)) and straightforward rock-pop drums and guitars, Seapony is a warm summer day coming through your speakers (something the Vikings’ Metrodome could probably use right now).
Seapony recently a 7-inch Dreaming to go along with their self-titled debut EP and Dreaming’s three tracks leave the listener craving for more (don’t worry, their bandcamp promises a full release soon). Track two So Low is a crunchy balladesque take on infatuation “I miss you everyday/I wish you would stay” and the clapping drums and fuzzy guitar serve as a perfect backdrop to the delicate vocals. Late Summer closes Dreaming and displays Seapony’s softer instrumental sound. A charming walking of the guitar and simple quick drum beat mixed with the soft whisper of “Deep in my evening/I couldn’t rest/No one to talk to” creates a atmospheric energy best suited for a comfortable bed. Until their full length debut is released, this smart variety of tunes should hold satisfying.
By: Stephanie Glass