Monday, November 30, 2009

Seaspin - cool band alert

Following on in the trend of bands revitalizing the late 80's shoegaze sound in the tradition of My Bloody Valentine, Swervedriver, Ride and The Jesus and Mary Chain come Los Angeles based Seaspin

Joining the ranks of other revivalist bands such as A Place to Bury Strangers and Love of Diagrams, Seaspin present there noise-laden distorto-pop songs with a more shiny, cleaner vibe. Their vocalist Jennifer Goodridge (previously from Your enemies friends) has a pristine, melodic voice that rides high over the distorted, heavily tremelo'd suspended fourth chords of Ronnie Washburn creating that archetypal My Bloody Valentine sound of pretty girl meets dirty but talented stoner guy with too many big muff pedals, but with their own melodic sensibilities of course.

I've been lucky to hear the ep called Reverser and it is really great. Goodridge has a pretty, soothing voice but at times can bite down on attack. On the first track ("Love is a Fable") you can pick up on the MBV vibe with the buzzing guitars. "Give yourself" leaps off the speakers with a fuzzed out guitar and keyboard loop. The bass has a nice deep groove as Goodridge swoons over the top.

Check out an mp3 for yourself right here for the title track. Here it to hoping the ep is just the tip of the iceberg.

Be sure to check them out on myspace as well.



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