Released on: 27 April 2011
They’re from: Sacramento, California
Sounds like: an indie band from the Double-Rainbow Dimension where everyone has a third arm.
Hear it: http://bit.ly/seawater
I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again because it makes my blogs look like they have more content when I take up space like this: math-rock is my catnip. It makes me hulk out except my muscles turn to rainbows and my pants definitely do not stay on. If I just told you that they sound like Tera Melos, American Football, and This Town Needs Guns, would you sprint to their Bandcamp page and just listen? Do I really need to write more words than that? Because I will. You know I will.
I swear, finding Sinatra has changed my life, not only because they’re awesome in and of themselves, but because I keep learning about other great music through them, the latest being The Speed of Sound in Seawater. These strapping chaps have three EPs out: Blue Version, Red Version, and Underwater Tell Each Other Secrets, all of which are awesome. Catch ‘em all.
The run-down on their sound? Sedate math-rock, but groovy and nimble, so more like math-indie. Every song is one part stress-relieving relaxation tape, one part churning rapids of epileptic guitars. The resulting sound instills this odd feeling in me to seek out and lay in a hammock, and then dance— which is a great way to fall out of a hammock.
So if you’re a fan of math-rock, of hammocks, or maybe just talented dudes playing some chilled-out music and showing their guitars who’s boss, check out The Speed of Sound in Seawater.