THE SEA LIFE
Contrary to what the schemers in Silicon Valley say, navigating life in the 21st century is no easy feat. Sure, you can have someone come to your home and do your laundry or deliver a burrito or smoke you up at the touch of a button, but the hidden costs come in the form of general anxiety and implacable angst. The Sea Life know that imbalance all too well.
This is music for people who are trying to stand on their own two feet. The fluid rhythm section swells with crisp, sweet melodies, only to slam against the uneasy the walls of panic and static, embodied by the noisy combo of affected vocals and tube-distorted guitar. Meanwhile, the lyrics dance around themes of disillusionment and self-awareness, while still infused with a real push for something, anything better. Their songwriting and performances are urgent and immediate, like an engine that would stall if it ever came to a stop. Rather than give in to the dumb ease of today, the members of The Sea Life trudge on into that good night the only way they know how: rocking your face off.