Seapony – A Place We Can GoBy GERAN LANDEN | Published: OCTOBER 9, 2015
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. Today’s song, featured on the Midday Show with Cheryl Waters, is “A Place We Can Go” by Seapony from the 2015 self-released album A Vision.
On September 7th, 2015, Seattle band Seapony announced on Facebook that they were done as a band, offering thanks but providing little explanation. After three albums and five years, their always excellent take on dream pop has unfortunately come to a halt. Fortunately, though, they left fans with a parting give in their July album release, A Vision. No gathering of left-behinds, the record is a solid offering from the band, featuring a lush backing to the sunny haze of their always approachable pop. As ever, Seapony craft the type of music that truly embodies the term “dream pop,” providing listeners with an escape to distant sunny lands in every song. It’s a sentiment that resonates stronger in the face of the bands demise, as all their records will keep well and welcome return visits to sonic landscapes sure to remain untainted by time. In the vain of that theme, “A Place We Can Go” serves as a fitting Song of the Day send off for the band. On it, surfy guitar melodies back Jen Weidl’s airy vocals in delightful simplicity, before a fuzzy guitar solo flirts with the main riff, playing out the song. At under three minutes, the song feels much too short, as does the era of Seapony.