Seattle-based boy/girl twee-pop. I’m not sure if that’s good or bad, it’s just what I read online. That’s how it works. I buy stuff. I don’t know what it is. I look it up on the internet. I try to find the most salient selling point about that record. Then I simply cut & paste that into a blog post in order to make the sale. Okay, I do little to none of that. That might give one the impression that I am actually calculating and possess something approaching business acumen. I wish.
I’ll assume the twee-pop reference must be in the ballpark, as one of the members name-checked the Softies and Field Mice in an interview. In that he wanted to marry the vibe of those bands with the guitar sound of the Ventures. Okay, a somewhat noble venture. Anyhoo, band posts free songs on the internet. The blogs swoon. One of those joyous outpourings comes from the owner of a Tumblr page, who eventually asks if the band would be interested in releasing a single on his brand new label. Band replies “why, yes, we most certainly would” (I’m paraphrasing here). And, ummm, it happens. It’s the band’s first release, the label’s second.
This 2010 three-track UK single is new and unplayed, ordered directly from the label upon release. The run was tiny – a mere 300 singles, with the first 150 of those being pressed on clear “seafoamy” wax. And that is indeed the issue I have for sale. Sleeve is perfect, seafoamy vinyl is mint. $50.