You may remember our good friends at Bearded Beauty Records from such recent postsÂ as Buildings Breeding’sÂ Rad Dewd and/or Flowerss’Â Charms. No? Well, here’sÂ yet anotherÂ 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’sÂ Sweet Reaper. Don’t let the reaper fool you eitherÂ ’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 donâ€™t assume a recordâ€™s title has much to do with its content, even allegorically. Sweet Reaper is many things, but dark isnâ€™t one of them. Of course, that assumes the reaper is malevolent â€” Seth Pettersen obviously disagrees. While there are a few songs that lyrically hint at relational discord or disappointment or even grief (â€śFlesh and Boneâ€ť), the prevailing sparkle is enough to give the listener an osmotic tan. If thereâ€™s loss, thereâ€™s not lament; and if thereâ€™s tension, itâ€™s quickly sloughed away with the tide. But don’t confuse this with the bland stuff thatâ€™s come to represent the singer-surfrider genre. If thereâ€™s one thing the prolific Pettersen (Franklin for Short, Massenger) has a firm grip on, other than the nose of his skateboard, itâ€™s infectious melody as he once again delivers crisp and breezy upbeat tunes with a casual edge. Maybe itâ€™s the reverb, maybe itâ€™s the buoyancy, but Pettersenâ€™s songs project the coastal California outdoor zeitgeist so well that, if heard by the â€śrightâ€ť ears, he could easily find the kind of commercial success that has thus far evaded most of Ventura Countyâ€™s organic talent pool. Pettersenâ€™s 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.”Â â€” 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