Published Jun 05, 2013Nine years ago, short-lived Canadian indie rockers Sea Snakes earned Exclaim!'s Mark of Excellence for their lone album Clear as Day, the Darkest Tools. The record has continued to be well-regarded, and now a couple of the band members have reunited to form a band called Miserere. This new project's self-titled debut album will arrive on June 25 through Idée Fixe Records.
Miserere is led by Sea Snakes' principal songwriter Jim McIntyre, who returned to Canada in 2010 after having spent some years in the UK. The band also features former Sea Snakes guitarist Kristian Galberg, along with Marc Stonestreet (drums/guitar/vocals) and Alnis Dickson (bass).
The album was recorded with Jeff McMurrich, who also recorded Clear as Day, the Darkest Tools. According to a press release, it's a guitar-driven album with "unrooted harmonics and rolling rhythms," while "McIntyre's confessions deliver infinitely relatable nostalgia and melancholy sung in his instantly identifiable, pure voice."
Below, hear the softly chiming "Why Not a House?," which features jazzy guitar plucking and soft, high melodies.
The album is available to pre-order right here in vinyl or digital formats.