The_Vile_Vinyl_Eater

I review albums, EPs, and singles by both well known and underground bands.

If you wish to request an album to be reviewed then please feel free to send me a request via the request bar.

REVIEW: SEAMS - LYREBIRD

image

Released July 21st, 2012

Previous Review: Deftones - Koi No Yokan

Genre:
Experimental Pop, Psychedelic 

Links:
Listen/Download
Tumblr
Facebook
Youtube
Soundcloud

Tracks:
1. Lyrebird
2. Quickly

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
SCORE: 7

  • 11 December 2012
  • 1