Anyone who thought that electronic dream pop was a temporal moment in music was wrong – it’s here to stay, and in the Bay Area, it’s big. Seatraffic is among the movement, delivering synth pop at it’s best – psychedelic and dreamy. The duo, consisting of Mark Zannad and Brandon Harrison, has just released “Superficial Heart”, the first in a series of singles the band is releasing for free over the next few months on their newly updated website.
Seatraffic also created a video for “Superficial Heart”, a psychedelic, dreamy splicing of vintage film clips that get increasingly weird as the video progresses. Let’s just say, if you’ve ever wanted to make waffles out of questionable substances or attend a dinner party in the ‘60s while on acid, “Superficial Heart” gives a solid depiction of both.
The band has been busier than ever this year, planning a trip to SXSW in March, as well as an upcoming local show at Bottom of the Hill on February 13th, alongside New Zealand’s indie pop group The Ruby Suns.
The Ruby Suns, Seatraffic, Painted Palms
Bottom of the Hill
February 13th, 2013