Released July 21st, 2012
Experimental Pop, Psychedelic
Seams are an experimental pop group from Perth, in Western Australia consisting of Louisa Burton, Lyndon Blue, Daniel Firkin and Ben Firkin. Lyrebird is the band’s 6th release and my first introduction to the band. It’s extremely short, clocking in at only 5 minutes and 15 seconds but it is none the less worth checking out.
Lyrebird starts off with the title track which has a nice groove to start the song off. The song is very Black Keys esque with a bit of an MGMT vibe going on in the background. The vocals are distorted which adds a nice feel to the song and the lyrics are great, my favorite line being the first verse:
Idol worship’s where it’s at
Creeping like a bishop’s hat
Sing the praises of the lyrebird
Bring the masses to admire her
The song climaxes at around the 3 minute mark with a wall of sound enveloping everything.
The first track is definitely my favorite of the two. The second, Quickly, starts off with an acoustic intro and some interesting psychedelic sounds playing around in the background. It’s upbeat and at a faster tempo than the opener, but the lyrics are of lower quality in this song and the vocal melody doesn’t really strike a chord with me. The instruments however, are fantastic and the length of the song is perfect for this track.
This release starts off great, Lyrebird was definitely the right choice for an opener but I wish the record was longer. This could almost be a single instead of an EP. It has a great main track with a lesser B-Side, but overall it’s definitely worth the listen
FAV TRACKS: LYREBIRD
LEAST FAV TRACKS: QUICKLY