Swelling in haze of Hammond organs, Rhodes piano, trembling bells, and hypnotic guitars, Seekonk sets the mood for another album that takes you on a journey. Full of slow blooming melodies, heavy pop concoctions, and some majestic and delicate twists and turns, ‘Pinkwood’ is a collection of expansive pop songs. Seekonk is the sort of band that avoids easy categorization, while they remain immanently listenable and engaging throughout all their phases and faces.
‘Pinkwood’ traces their trajectory with warmth of good old-fashioned analog recording. It will keep you moving right alongside them as they suspend pulse and mind with a purpose and direction that rewards with every listen. Sarah Ramey’s crystal vocal delivery is so soothing, like a cool icicle, it prods & effortlessly compliments each glorious track. Continuing down an atmospheric, strangely nostalgic path, Seekonk returns with eight gracefully powerful songs about fuckin' up. This is ‘Pinkwood’…
Seekonk was formed in the cold winter months of 2002 in Portland Maine. A sleepy, forlorn & misty US Atlantic coast town: a suitable backdrop for the fans that appreciate the style of music of Low or Mazzy Star. Starting out as a three piece and playing only a handful of shows. Since then with the addition of two more members to round out the ensemble, Seekonk released their debut record ‘For Barbara Lee’ on Kimchee Records in late 2003 to rave radio and press reviews.
Not bad for a debut release! ‘For Barbara Lee’ charted as high as #22 on the CMJ Top 200. After extensive touring in the US and Canada, happily gracing the stage with such acts as: Nels Cline, Carla Bozulich, Thalia Zedek, Dead Meadow, The Radar Bros, Andrew Bird, & Picastro. Seekonk with their latest record ‘Pinkwood’ will undoubtedly ensure they are now also embraced in the UK & Europe as well.