Seventeen Evergreen ‘Polarity Song’ | Video
Arrivano da San Franciso e si chiamano Caleb Pate e Nephi Evans, anche se il pubblico li conosce come Seventeen Evergreen, il loro nome d’arte con cui hanno firmato il loro secondo album ‘Steady On, Scientist!‘ su Lucky Number a distanza di cinque anni dall’LP ‘Life Embarrasses Me On Planet Earth‘ che li aveva portati alla luce.
La traccia che apre l’album in tutti i sensi, che spazia tra la duplicità dei suoni a cavallo delli anni ’80 e ’90, pop-beats, electro con spunti sonori presi da New Order, Air, Screamadelica-era Primal Scream, è ‘Polarity Song‘ di cui ci vediamo il video, aspettando l’uscita dell’album il 26 marzo nei negozi.
Five years after the release of their debut LP, ‘Seventeen Evergreen‘ made an exciting return this Autumn with the smash success of the Terri Timely video for “Polarity Song,” which debuted via Gorilla vs. Bear and hit well over 100,000 views in its first week online, seeing coverage by Stereogum, Filter, Elle, Paper, Boing Boing, SF Weekly, The Huffington Post and much more. Now the band is gearing up for the March 26, 2012 release of its sophomore long player, Steady On, Scientist!, via Lucky Number.
Seventeen Evergreen are cognitive computers but, foremost, are both singers and multi-instrumentalists Caleb Pate and Nephi Evans, who are residents of San Francisco’s North Beach community. As the band, they have crafted concentrated songs in as instinctive and spontaneous a manner as possible. In this age where entertainment needs to provide everything, here we have that rare long-player which delivers profuse positive energy, detailed sensitivity, cutting lyricism, radical mixology and more on every listen; simultaneously big-ticking boxes and breaking boundaries. A Technics home console synthesiser became a cornerstone to many of the tracks, with freshness and urgency evoked by blending drum machines with improvised drums, percussion and lead melody lines for maximum dynamism.