Ryan Seib, Aidan Chrisman, Alex Keogh, and Cody Claridge are Seymour. The band started when they were in middle school eleven years ago and the band has kept at it. They recorded a lo-fi demo entitled They Live on very minimal gear. The results are about what I expected in terms of production.
The songs have a hazy, dreamy feel to them that's comparable to Mac Demarco at their best. That being said it varies from song to song. Take for instance “Hypnotized” where the drums are absurdly loud in the mix. The drums were so overpowering that it was almost impossible to concentrate on anything else.
The next song “Distant Wanderer” is the exact opposite. The drums are very low in the mix as are the vocals which are sung just above a whisper. “Luv of Yer Life” is the highlight. It's a good mix that fits the music and the vocals are audible. The drums also work well on this song. “Behind The Wheel” is a few dbs lower and also much more muddy than the previous songs. They close with “Exit Music” which could help you drift off to sleep.
The best advice I can give the band is to try and make the production and recording quality consistent. It's a necessity that helps build the vibe of an album. They want to consider working with a mastering engineer at some point of at the very least trying to balance the levels so they are similar on each song.
I’d like to hear the band build on the ““Luv of Yer Life” which I thought was the band at their best. The dreamy, atmospheric vibe works for them and if they can find a couple of hooks they should be well on their way. Right now the band falls into a case of wait and see.
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