Seapony: “Blue Star”
It seems to me that Seapony would fit nicely on a playlist between The Pains of Being Pure At Heart and Best Coast. Their music employs little more than three chords, their lyrics don’t delve too deep but are very honest. There’s just shimmering guitars, surf-rockish reverb coupled with sweet and simple vocals by Jen Weidl.
The group came together via stints in a handful of US locales. Danny Rowland and Ian Brewer grew up making tunes together in Oklahoma before moving to Olympia, Washington. Rowland turned a temporary visit to Cincinnati into a four-year stay after missing his flight home (weird, right?). That’s where he met his girl Weidl, and the couple reunited with Brewer in Seattle last year. And so Seapony came to be.
Neither of the songs we offer here — “Blue Star,” which is the new single from the band’s debut LP Go With Me and “Dreaming,” which gave the group a foothold on the blogosphere — venture out of the band’s musical comfort zone, but that’s okay. Washing, rinsing and repeating with what Seapony has to offer is a refreshing experience to be sure.
(Go With Me is out May 31 on Hardly Art)