Published May 4, 2007
Seabear is a four piece and this is their first full-length album, but previously they´ve released the EP Singing Arc. Reykjavík´s hipsters seem to like them and talk avidly about their concerts. The world is also taking notice, the influential German label Morr Music handles the release outside Iceland. Not bad for a debut record. The music is easy listening educated pop/country, Beck comes to mind and at times Benni Hemm Hemm. It floats harmlessly in the background, the home production and recording giving it a warm feel. On this album Seabear relies heavily on acoustic guitars, harmonicas and violins to deliver their one slow track after another. Seabear knows how to write songs and the arrangements are at times innovative but the songs melt into one cute, but boring, soup. PH
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