Pajammy Jam of the Day | Seabear – Lion Face Boy

The fantastical lead single from Seabear’s sophomore album, We Built a Fire, features percussion sprinkled like fairy dust amidst soaring brass and cheerful violins. Frankly, the fact that it was recorded in an Icelandic basement studio with apple carton-covered walls makes me love it even more. How can something so otherworldly, in actuality, be so grounded?

The septet’s storybook take on indie folk reminds me of my childhood: simplistic and playful. Yet, Seabear boasts very complex instrumentation.  It takes finesse and restraint to make multi-layered music sound this…easy. Color me impressed.

I’m very much looking forward to the collective’s upcoming release. We Built a Fire will be out in March 2010 on Morr Music.

Seabear – Lion Face Boy

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