Seabear – Lion Face Boy / Cold Summer 7”
A Number Of Small Things 2009
[tags: indie folk, iceland, fully streamable, 7'']
Back in 2007 Seabear (hailing from Reykjavik/Iceland) released a wonderful indie folk/pop album called The Ghost That Carried Us Away. As I first listened to the music I was taken prisoner to these warm melodies and arrangements – and I wanted more. …and wanted more and more but nothing happened. And today I read that they have released the first single from their upcoming second full length that will be released in March 2010 with the name We Build A Fire.
The first track (Lion Face Boy) is more the traditional songwriting from The Ghost That Carried Us Away with lots of melodies and an upbeat character, at least a bit. The drums and the trumpet creating a good drive and the fiddle(?) plays a nervous melodie. A classical and charming indie folk/pop tune.
On the flip side (Cold Summer) you find an indie folk ballad that goes its way with the breaks on and isn’t as flushed as Lion Face Boy. Even though the voices are very gentle and hovering again (a characteristic of the sound of Seabear), the whole song structure is different. It starts slowly with a nice piano melodie and goes on to a more instrumentalized soundscape that goes as far as mid-tempo. But what have I to spend so much words about this – simply head over to A Number Of Small Things and stream the entire 7” (and buy your copy as soon as you get fascinated). Seabear’s MySpace provides further informations.
Maybe you want to give an ear to one of the songs from The Ghost That Carried Us Away as well: