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Green Seagull — Scarlet Fever
(Mega Dodo MEGA24, 2018, CD / LP)

by Henry Schneider, Published 2018-03-28

Scarlet Fever Cover art

Do you know how sometimes you hear a song lyric and because of the way it is sung your mind makes strange connections to other words that sort of make sense? Consider this lyric from the fourth verse of the Stones’ “Paint it Black”

No more will my green sea go turn a deeper blue
I could not foresee this thing happening to you
If I look hard enough into the setting sun
My love will laugh with me before the morning comes

This misheard lyric is the source of the band’s name, Green Seagull, and that is the only touchpoint with the Rolling Stones. Mega Dodo is releasing Green Seagull’s debut album, Scarlet Fever, on March 30, 2018 containing the songs from their two 2017 singles plus ten new songs. I’m not sure why they named their album after a disease caused by a bacterial infection, perhaps it is because their music is infectious. As their singles demonstrated, Green Seagull loves jangling guitars, trippy organ, and psychedelic lyrics recalling the halcyon days of 60s music on both sides of the pond. In addition to the obvious references to The Byrds, their songs allude to The Association and The Kinks. There is also detected a bit of an influence from the Classics IV “Spooky” on “Unseen Eyes.” Then there is the trippy “Lay My Head” with its mid-Eastern vibe. This album has been well worth the wait and lives up to the promises made by the 2017 singles.


Filed under: New releases, 2018 releases

Related artist(s): Green Seagull

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