R.E. Seraphin Shares Big Break

While I’m sure we’d all welcome a second EP just like R.E. Seraphin‘s last one, A Room Forever, it seems that he’s pushing himself to get beyond the sound of his peers, even going so far as to look to include “Journey-style solos” in his new effort. For me, despite pushing to break loose from the confines of lo-fi, Mr. Seraphin doesn’t lose any of the subtleties that guarantee the joy of listening to his work. On this new single, you get the textured layering of guitar sounds, with some staking claim to that aforementioned bravado, while the other drives the tune’s rhythm forward. His vocals get some backing throughout too, adding another careful layer of harmony and charm to the mix; it’s clear he’s really maximizing his talents. His new Swingshift EP is out Friday via Mt. St. Mtn./Dandy Boy/Tear Jerk/Safe Suburban Home.

Last Week’s Jams, Today (5.9 – 5.13)

You’ve waited all weekend for the quick and easy recap of all the sweet tunes we hit up last week. We started off the week really strong with a bunch of stuff, but somehow, it feels like we kind of sputtered to a close, just sprinkling a tune here and there. Still, we managed to get 20 great tunes you should enjoy in your first hour of the morning. We start it off with the absolute banger from Say Sue Me, then have some more experimental works from the likes of Sinaive and Double Vanity. Plus, we’ve got a new track from our friend Lizzy Lehman produced by S. Houser and Jim Eno of Spoon. Turn it up and get your day started.

R.E. Seraphin Drops A Room Forever EP

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!