Blanche Blanche Blanche - Seashells
Blanche Blanche Blanche's first album in 10 years, Seashells sees Zach Phillips and Sarah Smith continuing in the same fiery level of sheer earnest pop - with song narratives eschewing any largely recognized "appropriate" or "proper" topics or themes for pop music. A deceptively lo-fi sound with keyboards, tambourines, tongue-in-cheek electric keyboard a cappella ooohs and more, hides the exquisite control they have of their own style. Don't take it from us, here is what "Blue" Gene Tyranny once wrote to them.
"I really, really have been enjoying your albums. To me they are a pure modern bop style, but don't let me characterize your writing in any way. They are just quite wonderful. The ever-evolving disjunctive bop stimulates in my mind thoughts of hearing Lambert Hendrix and Ross with a tiny bit of disjunctive Zappa. It is truly thrilling music and I am very privileged to hear it." - "Blue" Gene Tyranny