- 5 years ago
Playing tracks by
Hannah Lew, Ed Schrader's Music Beat, Sex Hands, Chris Cohen, George Harrison and more.
Two years on from the garage fuzz of debut Youth Is Wasted (Japanese Knotweed), and following on from last year's jangle pop mini-odyssey Dead Seas (Fountain Tesserae, Peripheral Vision), Freak Waves, the third album from Sea Pinks, is the fullest realisation of their sound so far.
From pristine guitar pop (A Pattern Recognition, Shrinking Violet) to full-blooded, brooding rock (False Spring, Subliminal Messaging) to the epic closer of the title track and all points in between, this is the band at their most dynamic. And while the songs seem to dwell on disillusion, broken communication, and ambivalence in general; the bright, buoyant melodies therein perform the perfect counterweight. This is classic sounding, bittersweet pop at it's effortless best.
Available in a limited edition of 250 12" LPs, including 320 kbps MP3 download of all ten tracks (MP3s only available via CF!)