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October 9, 2009

Sea SnakesClear As Day, The Darkest Tools: 2004, Toronto, one of the best records of this decade, no joke. Does anyone remember it though? If anyone ever heard it in the first place? This was among the last releases Three Gut Records did, and most people who did actually hear this fell for it, but somehow this band didn’t go anywhere. There were no other records, few live appearances, and, despite some positive reviews, not much attention paid to what they were doing. By the next year Three Gut had stopped releasing albums and Sea Snakes had broken up. It’s a shame, that, because they were an incredible band. As a document, this one album they did is as good as it gets. Kind of acoustic, kind of jazzy and breathy, it is the product of a group of hardcore players making a quiet pop album. Along with the memory of the band, this record remains kind of frozen in time now, still sounding like nobody else. A total gem. It’s still available through the Blue House site.

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  1. mwils permalink
    October 12, 2009 2:17 pm

    amazing album.

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