Monday, August 8, 2016
Seabreeze Diner - 5 Track EP "For Use With Care" Is Carefree Indie Pop That Explodes In Your Mouth
Other tracks like Above Ground and Hold My Own adopt a kind of sock hop punk jag borrowing tones from late 50's or early 60's tortured love pop songs all the while feeling jammy. The track Arkansas swings into another indie pop tone with the inspired sparkly guitar work shown in Anna Belle. The lovely melodies in the chorus are pretty lush and the pop hooks are plentiful. The musical break and time signature change and build up is glorious stuff. Great track that I would love to see it performed live. Wasted Summer swings and will inspire head bopping and dancing. It slyly seems to end and then kind of resurfaces in a stripped down acoustic version at the end as if this might be the first rendition that inspired the full on electric version.
"For Use With Care" is bright indie pop and these North Carolina boys do it well. Anna Belle and Arkansas are the stand out tracks for me. Songs for me are little plays that connect with me or do not and while all these song connected with me the musical and lyrical melodies on those tracks feel like they have a back story more than the other songs. In a way they feel a bit deeper and more personal. Overall the entire EP has a lot to offer and I hope you listen to it repeatedly.