Seaholm Electric / Before I Disappoint You Again
Album: Before I Disappoint You Again   Collection:General
Artist:Seaholm Electric   Added:May 2010
Label:Calgary Records  

A-File Activity
Add Date: 2010-09-19 Pull Date: 2010-11-21
Week Ending: Nov 21 Nov 7 Oct 31 Oct 24 Oct 17 Oct 10 Sep 26
Airplays: 2 1 2 3 3 1 1

Recent Airplay
1. Nov 21, 2010: Jack & Tom
A Million Points Of Light
4. Oct 31, 2010: the seductardation
Frame That
2. Nov 16, 2010: the seductardation of the treasury -a taste of esquire
One Step At A Time (Favorite Shirts)
5. Oct 28, 2010: And Other Useful Bibles
Brilliant Brothers
3. Nov 14, 2010: the seductardation
A Million Points Of Light
Brilliant Brothers

Album Review
Trent Kay
Reviewed 2010-09-12
Once-shoegaze band out of Austin. They’re still pretty shoegaze, but with more riffs. That curious blend of post-punk and emo lite perhaps most clearly demonstrated by the likes of (cough cough) Interpol. Disaffected yet serious vox, jagged guitars, very thin and tinny production.

Apparently these guys used to be called The Swells, and they’ve been making music since the 90s. There are five of them (there used to be six) -- seven if you count their ex-bass player. Something bad happened to the bass player (death, I assume). This is the reason why the band changed their name to Seaholm Electric. Bands sometimes do this when they lose members. You may have heard of another such band. One that sounds nothing like this band, I’m sure.

try: 2, 3, 1
no FCCs

*1. joy divisiony clangster rudder guitar. echo-back “are you are you” chorus. some synth looping and very tinny clash drums.
*2. hella BECK. dark, syncopated beepy beat. loopy minor electric riff. gets a little swirly. think: the go-betweens all get dumped and take out their rejecto aggression by djing ‘part time punks’ at the echo.
*3. ~9 sec gear-up. downbeat synthy bass riff and clangster guitar. ominous & noisy (cymbal-heavy) drums. some whiplash effects & blooping. sounds like darker franz ferdinand.
4. instantly familiar and comfortable. starts with drum kit noodling. midtempo, chill, airy, parallel move strummed-guitar-and-vox, heavy shoegaze chorus. fades a few seconds early.
5. easy punky guitar and classic-sounding roland jupiter synth. totally 80s. gravelly cowboy vox. echoey dreamy bridge, and then a warbly psych freak-out in the last minute. oddly enough, this could be an mgmt outtake.

Track Listing
1. A Million Points Of Light   3. Frame That
2. Brilliant Brothers   4. Travelers And Travels
  5. One Step At A Time (Favorite Shirts)