Discover an Underground Treasure for your Summer Nights

Seahaven is one of the few bands that I feel the immediate need to turn on during late night drives. Their recent release, Reverie Lagoon: Music for Escapism Only, is title appropriately. There are not many situations I find myself in that have not ended up with my pulling out of whatever I am focused on and simply enjoying the moment. Regardless, of whether or not I would like to.

Digging into this album more, though. a certain track called “Silhouette (Latin Skin)” is sure to appeal to all audiences. This song showcases a catchy melody line that will be stuck in your head the rest of the night. The minimalistic instrumentation leads the way to be admired many.

The most that a lister new to alternative inde rock music will have to get over is the singers voice. A melodramatic tone that takes a bit of getting used to. Fortunately, the harmonies help to pull the focus to the sound as a whole rather than all attention on the lead vocals.

Recommendation:

Grab some friends and firewood and find a beach. As the sunsets, turn on this tune and watch the atmosphere be over taken by the power of this emotive tune.

Seahaven’s Most Recent Release.

 

 

 



Andrew McMahon – 3rd Time’s Certainly the Charm

This title may be misleading in the sense that one may read that the first two attempts were failures. In Andrew McMahon’s case, this is definitely not true.

McMahon has consistently put out great work that has made its way into popular culture with such hits like “Hurricane” from his first band Something Corporate and “Dark Blue” by his second called Jack’s Mannequin. Andrew has made a name for himself and is now taking full advantage of that fact by putting out self-title material.

His most recent release, Andrew McMahon In The Wilderness, is charming. Not in a, “Oh, you tried, that’s nice” sort of way, but in a genuinely mature and artistic sense. “Cecilia and the Satellite” is a great song to break yourself into the midst of the dirt just covering the underground scene. It is music that is just close enough to something you might here on your local pop station, but just obscure enough to show off to your friends about how pretentious you really are.