Normally I wouldn’t include include EPs along with albums on my yearly top ten, but Seaspin is currently hovering very near the top of my last.fm charts for the year based on just this EP – which means I’ve listened to these five songs at least twice as much as most other songs this year.
Seaspin is a local LA band that I randomly caught one night at a free residency show and totally fell in love with – their shoegaze noise pop is exactly my thing right now, and I’ve since seen just about every show they’ve done. Really hoping they put out a full-length, or at least another EP soon.
There aren’t any videos of them on YouTube, even live (I’ll have to see what I can do about that next time they play!), but I’m linking a phone interview with Ronnie Washburn done by a radio station; it bills him as the singer/guitarist, but really Jen Goodridge handles most of the lead vocals, and very well, too. The EP is available through iTunes and Amazon, but I believe it’s better for the band to get it through Bandcamp, so that’s the embed I’ve used below – also, the Bandcamp embed streams the entire song rather than just a preview.
Phone interview with Ronnie – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ROWqi_OvwMM