We Built A Fire
Released: Mar 2010
Label: Morr Music
Seabear began as a one-man band, Sindri Mar Sigfusson (did we mention he's Icelandic?), but by the release of this sophomore album it had become a full-fledged collective. More manpower means more gusto, and in Seabear's case, more opportunities to prove subtle nuances can truly make a song. Horns and harmonies give them Arcade Fire-like robustness and flair ("Lion Face Boy," "Softship"); lap steel, slide guitar and banjo give them down-home charm ("Wooden Teeth"). With a dash of melancholy, tracks like "Cold Summer" and "Warm Blood" combine the best of both worlds.
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