Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Opposite Sex - Sea Shanty

Opposite Sex are based in Dunedin, a city that in its day spawned and named an entire genre. While their psychedelia listening and understated indiepop cool are spiritual descendants of that brigade, their metier lies in absurdist flights of fancy drawn from weird, lolling melodies that hang on to themselves for dear life. By the label's account their album, out November 7th, is all over the place but for now it's a Weimar sea shanty as Jad Fair might have written and Alison Statton might have sung.

"Sea Shanty" by Opposite Sex from Ian Henderson on Vimeo.

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