You may remember our good friends at Bearded Beauty Records from such recent postsĀ as Buildings Breeding’sĀ Rad Dewd and/or Flowerss’Ā Charms. No? Well, here’sĀ yet anotherĀ phenomenal record from this fine label and yet another reason to remember why Bearded Beauty is awesome!
This time around we see Bearded Beauty paired with Burger Records to release Seth Pettersen’sĀ Sweet Reaper. Don’t let the reaper fool you eitherĀ ’cause this record is damn sure glistening with positive vibes!
Limited to only 115 copies (15 Test Presses and 100 Hot Pink) w/ silk screened jackets, I don’t expect we’ll see that Buy Now button available for long!
Be sure to check out the entire album below and don’t forget to venture over and snag a copy before these are long goneeeeee!!!
“Never judge a book by its cover and donāt assume a recordās title has much to do with its content, even allegorically. Sweet Reaper is many things, but dark isnāt one of them. Of course, that assumes the reaper is malevolent ā Seth Pettersen obviously disagrees. While there are a few songs that lyrically hint at relational discord or disappointment or even grief (āFlesh and Boneā), the prevailing sparkle is enough to give the listener an osmotic tan. If thereās loss, thereās not lament; and if thereās tension, itās quickly sloughed away with the tide. But don’t confuse this with the bland stuff thatās come to represent the singer-surfrider genre. If thereās one thing the prolific Pettersen (Franklin for Short, Massenger) has a firm grip on, other than the nose of his skateboard, itās infectious melody as he once again delivers crisp and breezy upbeat tunes with a casual edge. Maybe itās the reverb, maybe itās the buoyancy, but Pettersenās songs project the coastal California outdoor zeitgeist so well that, if heard by the ārightā ears, he could easily find the kind of commercial success that has thus far evaded most of Ventura Countyās organic talent pool. Pettersenās sweetheart, the ebullient Sasha Green, contributes backup vocals here and there, but otherwise, Pettersen is a one-man band (he even illustrated the album cover) with a simple plan: Make lots of great music and enjoy life. Rinse, repeat.”Ā ā Michel Miller
Seth Pettersen - Sweet Reaper Vinyl LP
BB0011 Private Press. Seth Pettersen Sweet Reaper limited edition of 100 copies on Hot Pink wax. Hand silk screened jackets and full color center labels. First 30 copies detailed & doodled on by SP. 15 Black Vinyl Test Pressing. Vinyl options appear after clicking the buy button. PLEASE NOTE this release is expected to ship in October.
Includes unlimited streaming of Sweet Reaper via the free Bandcamp app, plus high-quality download in MP3, FLAC and more.
shipping out on or around 31 October 2015
edition of 115
Sweet Reaper is a bedroom classic recorded by Seth Pettersen while stuck at home nursing a broken ankle.
With 13 of his breeziest tunes to date, Seth Pettersen shines as a true master of the surf garage pop scene.
Sweet Reaper is bound to reap your heart.
- Maybe Buy
- Not My Style
- Too Expensive