The pandemic shutdown has allowed a lot of artists to sit down and just write, so it’s no surprise that R.E. Seraphin has returned so quickly with his follow-up to Tiny Shapes (which is highly recommended). It’s six great new songs, fleshed out with a little help from friends like Matt Bullimore (the Mantles). Musically, Ray always seems to patch up his work with a collage of various elements, be it post-punk, dream pop or bedroom lo-fi, they always play on your need for pop nuggets to make your world better; I’ve been really into “Leave Me in the Tide” today! Plus, if you pick the digital album up, all proceeds are going to People’s Breakfast Oakland, helping bail protestors out and providing food/aid to the homeless. You win twice here! Grab A Room Forever from Paisley Shirt Records now!
R.E. Seraphin was a staple in the Austin music scene for years, even working with ATH Records own Mean Jolene…but, life led him out to California where he’s just released a really wonderful new collection of songs: Tiny Shapes. I reached out to Ray to see if he’d be willing to share a playlist of tunes that influenced his latest release…and he kindly obliged. After the jump you’ll get 10 songs that helped R.E. Seraphin make a great new record. And if you’re so inclined, go grab a copy from Paisley Shirt Records!
R.E. Seraphin has Austin roots, as songwriter Ray Seraphin spent time in Talkies and our own Mean Jolene, but now he’s living the dream in California. The new project will soon be releasing Tiny Shapes, so why not get this single on your radar. Little guitar stabs and intricately pick notes set the landscape for Seraphin’s voice to deliver these smoky whispers. However, the selling point is definitely the chorus; the song seemingly stops, guitar chords ring and all your emotions crash into one another as Ray delivers the line “I want it all.” Tiny Shapes will be released this Spring by Paisley Shirt Records.