What I Heard This Morning: Seapony

Catchy. A tad dreamy. Seattle trio, Seapony, is simplistic and airy, their new singles “Blue Star” and “Dreaming” playing like quick odes to “left of the dial” independence and, like Big Black, percussiion duties are generated by machinery, albeit modernized and smaller. It’s soft stuff, but it’s likeable. Their debut album, Go With Me, will be out May 31st on Hardly Art.

All information, links and tour dates are courtesy of Hardly Art:

SEAPONY SHARE GO WITH ME LP DETAILS + "BLUE STAR" MP3



MP3 - "Blue Star"
MP3 - "Dreaming"

Seattle three-piece
Seapony has announced album details for their debut full-length, Go With Me, forthcoming May 31 on Hardly Art. An mp3 of "Blue Star" is also now available, which is the first new Seapony material since their "Dreaming" single was released last fall.

About the record:


The music of Seapony is refreshing in its simplicity. Most songs on
Go With Me use no more than three chords, with an average running time around two-and-a-half minutes. In lieu of a human drummer, the Seattle trio entrusts time-keeping to a vintage gizmo the size of a desktop calculator. The lyrics to "Dreaming," the track that catapulted them into the spotlight, are just six lines long. Like Young Marble Giants and Beat Happening before them, this young three-piece has generated excitement that belies their music's modest means. And their back story is just as no-nonsense...

ON TOUR:

04.22.11 - Seattle, WA - Crocodile Cafe ^

05.06.11 - Portland, OR - Renn Fayre (Reed College)
05.07.11 - Seattle, WA - Chop Suey #
05.28.11 - Santa Cruz, CA - 418 Project
05.29.11 - San Francisco, CA - Hemlock Tavern %
05.31.11 - Los Angeles, CA - The Echo % !
06.02.11 - Seattle, WA - The Vera Project $
06.15.11 - Brooklyn, NY - Glasslands *

^ - w/ Pains of Being Pure at Heart

# - w/ Beach Fossils, Craft Spells
% - w/ Eternal Summers, The Beets
! - w/ Catwalk
$ - w/ 14 Iced Bears, all-ages
* - w/ Idiot Glee, Holiday Shores 


Sincerely,
Letters From A Tapehead
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