Monday, March 12, 2007

Seabear, The Ghost That Carried Us Away

In May the good people at Morr Music will bring us a melodic, folksy experimental lo-fi release by Seabear. Seabear is 23-year old Sindri Sigfœsson from Reykjavik, Iceland who writes beautiful songs using acoustic guitar and piano, gentle vocals, tinkly-winkly mallets, synth flourishes, and restrained percussion. Seabear started as a one man project and then turned into a band when Sindri was asked to open for The Books in Berlin. Never having performed these songs live he asked two of his friends, guggý and örn, to come with him and play. They had so much fun playing live and practising that they decided that they would join the band. The music is subdued and mellow folk pop, with a little piano, violin, acoustic guitar and atmospheric vocals, all carefully squeezed through a lo-fi filter.

From The Ghost That Carried Us Away

Seabear - "Arms"

Seabear - "Seashell"

Also, from the Singing Arc EP (Get it)

Seabear - "Drunk Song"

Live video of Seabear performing the 1978 single by The Undertones, "Teenage Kicks."

You can track Seabear at MySpace and watch Morr Music for updates and info on The Ghost That Carried Us Away.


Ian said...

I'd never heard of these guys before, but I'm really liking these tracks you posted. Thanks!