Read the Bastard!
Memoryhouse / Seapony
Waldorf Hotel, Vancouver BC March 10
By Alan Ranta
Seattle's Seapony swim in the simplistic lo-fi/twee end of the indie rock pool. With long black hair trimmed for thick bangs, lead singer and rhythm guitarist Jen Weidl marked their sound with her tastefully underpowered vocals, a little on the flat side as is suitable to their style. Danny Rowland, looking geek chic in black glasses and a V-neck sweater over a button-up shirt, provided the most excitement on lead guitar, with a little surf rock twang mixed into his playing. The band passed subtle smiles between each other here and there, barely containing their joy in their attempt at quiet cool. Generally, they were a touch underwhelming, but their sound was far too pleasant to dislike.