Tag: Seaspin

2010 in Music: #7 Seaspin – Reverser EP


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

Summer 2010 Soundtrack


Or perhaps more correctly, this is the soundtrack to my own personal summer 2010, but hey. Semantics aside, these are basically my earworms of the summer. The few criteria I worked with: they had to be songs I’m listening to almost constantly this summer, or keep coming back to off their respective albums; they had to be off albums that were current (a full list of my earworms right now would include some Joan Jett, but that’s really it outside of this year’s releases, and that would seem anomalous); and they had to be good songs for listening to while driving with the windows down. At first I tried finding all really upbeat, summery songs, but that quickly ran askew of the first criterion, but even the slower/mellower songs on here rise to pretty awesome levels by the end. So it’s cool.

Download the full .zip file here.

01. The New Pornographers – Crash Years
02. Mates of State – Long Way Home (Tom Waits cover)
03. Admiral Radley – Sunburn Kids
04. Stars – We Don’t Want Your Body
05. Metric – Black Sheep
06. Seaspin – Reverser
07. Los Campesinos! – Romance is Boring
08. Arcade Fire – Sprawl II (Mountains Beyond Mountains)
09. Beach House – Zebra
10. Charlotte Gainsbourg – Time of the Assassins
11. Broken Social Scene – All to All
12. Kathryn Calder – Slip Away
13. Kaki King – The Betrayer
14. The New Pornographers – Sweet Talk, Sweet Talk
15. Jenny & Johnny – Big Wave
16. She & Him – In the Sun
17. Kathryn Calder – Castor And Pollux
18. Best Coast – Our Deal
19. Arcade Fire – Ready to Start
20. Stars – Wasted Daylight
21. Broken Social Scene – Meet Me in the Basement

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