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Sun Seeker

Sun Seeker record release at The Blue Room 7.14.17

In a scene known for overproduced and mainstream country music, Nashville-based 4-piece Sun Seeker, with its airy harmonies, minimalistic arrangements, and nostalgic lyrics, is a breath of fresh air. In anticipation of their upcoming EP ‘Biddeford,’ they’ve released the track “Won’t Keep Me Up At Night” as a single. The mellow indie folk track is a laid-back ballad about the topic of growing out of old friends (“Won’t keep me up at night / well, maybe that’s a lie”) that emphasizes the uncertainty of young adulthood without taking itself too seriously. Their record release show will be at The Blue Room at Third Man Records in Nashville on July 14th. - Lilly Milman, photo by Angelina Castillo


Who Was the Best Emerging Indie Rock/Pop Artist of 2016?

Our Best of Nashville 2017 poll began last week with the Indie Rock/Pop category and after you-the-people cast your vote, we have the results to share with you!

Overall Poll winner (Jurors vote + Readers' vote): Sun Seeker

Readers' Poll Winner (Readers' Vote only): Mom and Dad

Both of these artists offer a unique brand of indie rock. Mom and Dad concieve fuzzy rock n' roll songs that are catchy enough to linger in your head long after you think you're done with them. They fill a lo-fi, experimental sonic niche reminiscint of artists like Ty Segall, but structure their tunes in a way that emulates 60s pyscedelic pop hit makers like (ironically) The Mamas and The Papas. Both the heavy, garage rock fans and indie radio pop listeners have a friend in Mom and Dad, who don't have any qualms with a catchy synth line or cutesie pop vocal hook, but love to create heavy sonic scapes with distorted guitars. They're master dabblers who love swim in and out of different genre pools. 

Sun Seeker is a collective of local boys who give Nashville its much needed dose of alt-country rock. With simple beats, acoustic rhythm guitars and long, soaring pedal steel lines, they fill a somehow vacant space in the indie scene. Influeced by classics like Fleetwood Mac and Wilco, the songs are mature in their minimalism. Despite the band's young age, they have enourmous talent in crafting beautiful, simple work that feels classic on the first listen. 

Honorable mentions go to Keeps (third in the overall chart) and The Pills (second in the Readers' poll). The full list of nominees can be found under the streaming tracks.

Here is the list of all the finalists in the Nashville indie rock/pop category and their readers' poll results: 

  4%   3 votes
  5%   4 votes
  1%   1 vote
 Mom and Dad
  76%   53 votes
 The Pills
  8%   6 votes
 Sun Seeker
  2%   2 votes

Sun Seeker finds the light on "Georgia Dust" EP, wants to share it with you 02.06 at Grimey's

Every now and then, we have music come our way that feels both fresh and like something faintly familiar that we've trying to find for ages, even if the sound of the track hitting our inbox is the first indication we have that it exists. That's the case with Sun Seeker's upcoming EP. The echo-for-days vocal production, jaunty piano line, and pedal steel vibes of Georgia Dust blend together like a Southern-bred Jeff Lynne watching dusk set in. It's the kind of shimmery trot that could easily give into a schmaltzy, sentimental build-and-peak, but Sun Seeker wisely decides to shield their eyes and let this low-key tune burn out all on its own.

Check out the A-side below and click here to preorder the 45. Given that this is a Third Man release, you know you're going to be getting some primo wax for the price of admission. Speaking of bargains you just can't ignore, make sure to drop by Grimey's this Saturday (02.06) at 5pm for a FREE in-store performance. -Austin Phy


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