Despite being a fan of both Mercury Rev and Seam, it somehow escaped my notice that Rev founder David Baker and Seam main man Sooyoung Park had collaborated on some music under the name Shady, after Baker’s departure from MR.
The guitar does a languid, very Seam-y thing, right before the vocals start; what’s strange is how well Park’s trademark grace and restraint, is subsumed into Baker’s typical everything-all-the-time lysergic chaotic noise-pop excess. It probably helps that there’s a sturdy, pretty melody in here that all parties can agree on.
What belated discoveries related to your favorites have you made? Are you a Chris Gaines fan who just now found out about this “Garth Brooks” fellow? Are you a U2 listener who finally got around to hearing the Passengers album?