Go With Me
If surfer rock took more time to stare at the clouds, it might sound like Seapony. The Seattle-based trio produces a jangled indie mood thatâ€™s distorted but clear enough, fun without getting silly.
Thereâ€™s nothing complicated about this group. Most of the songs on Go With Me involve a few chords, muddled vocals, and a drum machine, but thatâ€™s the beauty of it. What you get is on the surface, and it doesnâ€™t have to be confounded by production or packaging to sound great.
Nearly every song is between two and three minutes long to pack its punch and then quietly retreat. â€œI Really Doâ€ is reminiscent of R.E.M.â€™s early atmospheric sound, whereas â€œSo Lowâ€ seems a bit more like Metric.
â€œWhat You Seeâ€ is not to be missed because its slow pace is suited to the bandâ€™s scaled-back style. â€œNobody Knowsâ€ has a snaky guitar line that shows you donâ€™t have to indulge in giant riffs or an entire book of chords just to make something sound beautiful. Thereâ€™s no pretense or ego when it comes to Seapony, just resounding music that speaks for itself.