Seattle Psych Pop Outfit, Basement Surfers, are a fresh dose of a unique musical reality that exists within bands members and is shared with listeners as an external experience that is abounding with creativity, depth, and intricacy. If you’re a fan of a mixture of Animal Collective, Beck, Mercury Rev and Mogwai, then Basement Surfers are the latest dose of elaborate soundscapes that you are craving.
Kicking off ‘Human Music with a psychological mixture of thought and musings that are conversational and bold, Basement Surfers stir up an internal fire over “Dr. Boogierama’s Intro to Humanity”. The third track, “Fine Art to be Appreciated from a Toadstool” is reminiscent of an Explosions in the Sky track with a dose of Modest Mouse lyrical deliveries that create a territory with an existential power that is difficult to dismiss. The sixth track, “Beyond”, is a track that you put on right before hitting the hay that’ll leave you wandering into a dreamland abounding with color and positive energy. “Cosmo Plunderer” opens with the instrumental feel of an endless summer and drops immediately to a lyrical tale of feeling alone in a world that is ever-shifting and leaves individuals facing opportunities and obstacles within. The ninth track, “Long Ago”, is smooth and serene dose of tranquility where Basement Surfers introduce listeners to a realm of diversity abounding with the human spirit coming to life over otherworldly musical expression. Closing with a beautiful and thoughtful track, “hellosong”, Basement Surfers add a dabble of mystery that leaves listeners with a feeling of curiosity as to what is to follow.
It is clear that Basement Surfers are unafraid to take musical risks and are not creating music for the sole purpose of selling out shows. The crowds that Basement Surfers will draw in will be full of individuals that desire living an authentic life and supporting others who do so. Check out ‘Human Music’ on Soundcloud.