Tuesday, March 5, 2019

"Fall Into The Boat" by Seattle's Oceanwires - a punchy chomp of post punk goodness

Fall Into The Boat by Seattle's Oceanwires is so damn exquisitely real. A punchy chomp of classic post punk with tight kind of 90's post rock / college rock tentacles. Just so so good. A lot of that punk goodness (rock cred) has to do with who are the participants of this band. Centered around the kinetic songs of Dave Einmo, all are seasoned Seattle players. You have the aforementioned front man Dave Einmo on guitar and vox (Head Like a Kite), Aaron Starkey on guitar / vox (Gibraltar), Jeff Baars on drums (Mike Johnson, Long Dark Moon) and Samantha Wilder on bass (Princess). 

Listening to the sonic eruption that is Fall Into The Boat it is hard to believe that it originated as an acoustic piece. Dave Einmo offers: 

This song originated from a verse and chorus I wrote on an acoustic guitar. It didn't take long for it to quickly evolve into propelling drums that push the anthemic guitars. Our approach is to take song ideas and deconstruct them and reassemble the ideas into something new. That way the songs are created by the band as opposed to one person. We used many of the original chords, but now they were cut and pasted into different spots and the tempo was sped up. And those drums! Jeff hammered that set and Steve Fisk, who recorded this track, put some special magic on the recording. It makes me want to jump and down and pretend I'm 5 again. It's visceral.

And it is visceral, supercharged and oh so good. Check it out below as well as my words about the song on a recent episode of the amazing Tuckshop Community Radio curated by Jack Bacon.


Robb Donker

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