The Seascape – Person Place or Thing

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‘We started when we were about 13 playing Christmas songs at school, and then we decided to write our own songs. The first ones were about hobos, boxes, and foxes.’ Ok, let’s draw a collective ahhh. These are the words of a bunch of 17 year olds from Connecticut who call themselves the Seascape. Pretty neat name I think you’ll agree and the good vibes continue to flourish as you listen to the perfect little tunes that they produce. It’s early days but already the potential is there to see. ‘Person Place or Thing’ is one of 2 new tunes that they sent me on and it highlights Seascape’s willingness to experiment and change tact at every stage of a songs life cycle. It may sound like it is going to fall apart at any minute but believe me that is a precious art in itself. ‘Person Place or Thing’ is also at various points quite brilliant. Forget that the Seascape are teenagers they have already proven they are a bona fide awesome proposition. KD

The Seascape – Person Place or Thing

More Info: Official & Myspace
Buy Songs: In all good records stores soon!
Year: 2008

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10 Comments

  1. Anonymous
    April 16, 2008
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    the violinist is horrible… it ruins the song.

  2. April 16, 2008
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    Really? I think it contrasts wonderfully with the giggly innocence of all the other parts.

  3. Anonymous
    April 17, 2008
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    Maybe call the violin part bad but the violin itself is fine. good song

  4. Anonymous
    April 17, 2008
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    I think the violin part fits very well in the song but the person playing isn’t very good.

  5. Anonymous
    April 17, 2008
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    What’s wrong with it? If you can’t name anything specific, then you’re doing random bashing for no reason.I, personally, love it.

  6. Anonymous
    April 18, 2008
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    I agree with what the person above said. I have studied the violin for almost a decade pretty seriously, have recorded in studio, played in small groups, etc., and I don’t see all that much wrong with either the part or the player’s rendition in this song. I don’t want to sound like too much of an asshole (then again, this is anonymous, so…), but most people will hear a violin part in popular music and assess how talented the violinist is based on how the part is mixed, how much it sounds like a synth, etc. They really don’t know what makes a talented violinist and what doesn’t. If these parts were recorded separately, rather than in a full studio performance, it’s even harder for the violinist to match the sound the other instrumentalists are making. You know, there are no frets, and in my experience, the violinist rarely practices at a = 440 (like an overwhelming majority of people on the synth, and guitarists that rely on metronome/tuner boxes). In this song, the violin sounds sort of somber, which does have good contrast. The intonation wasn’t dead on, but the feeling was there, and for this band I suspect that’s the most important thing. Seriously, I’m surprised people are calling out the violin and not the vocals…

  7. Anonymous
    April 18, 2008
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    hey hey now. these kids are 17. lets all just calm down. i think its quite remarkable for their age.

  8. April 18, 2008
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    Considering the amount of out of tune, ramshackle tunes that have appeared here over the years it seems a bit odd that the violin part on this tune is picking up such flack. Whether it’s good or whether it’s bad hardly matters, in the context of this tune it works wonderfully.

  9. Anonymous
    April 25, 2008
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    What are you talking about? The violin is beautiful and fits perfectly. Very Arcade Fire. And the vocals fit the style of the song. It’s clever music and works well. Who cares how old they are? I’d still be impressed by these tunes if they were they were all in their fifties.Keep up the good work, Seascape.

  10. Anonymous
    April 25, 2008
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    this band really needs a shredding lead guitarist to rip some dank solos

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