Every Monday through Friday, we deliver a different song as part our Song of the Day podcast subscription. This podcast features exclusive KEXP in-studio performances, unreleased songs, and recordings from independent artists that our DJs think you should hear. Each and every Friday we offer songs by local artists. Today’s featured selection, chosen by Morning Show Host John Richards, is “Blue Star” by Seapony from their debut full-length Go With Me available on Hardly Art Records.
With the Summer Membership Drive behind us (and a big thank you to all who donated!), we can now take a collective sigh that our future is secure and get back into real life. And there’s no better way to do that than to stick Seattle transplants Seapony on your preferred listening device and hit repeat. Seriously. This trio caught our attention and melted our winter-beleaguered hearts with their first single, “Dreaming,” last year and were since snagged up by Hardly Art who recently put out their debut full-length, Go With Me. The secret to Seapony’s charm seems to be their ability to blend jangly surf pop (al la The Ventures) with dreamy and infectious lo-fi pop which results in a breezy, fuzzy concoction akin to a day at the beach and the breathy, mellifluous vocals of Jen Weidl adds just the right amount of sepia to evoke nostalgia.
Seapony spent this week in New York culminating with an appearance at the Northside Popfest. You can catch them next at the Capitol Hill Block Party on 7/22. More dates and info on their Myspace page.
Here’s the official video for “Dreaming” which was also released on Go With Me: