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Red Sea’s “On The Marble” Is Art-Rock At Its Most Anxious

The Atlanta band premieres a track from their new Bayonet Records cassette.

January 30, 2015

Late last year, FADER introduced you to Bayonet Records, the new Brooklyn label run by Beach Fossils frontman Dustin and his wife, Katie. One of their upcoming releases is a tape called In The Salon by Atlanta four-piece Red Sea. Their first single "On The Marble" actually reminds me a little of Adult Jazz's adventurous art-rock, but it also has traces of the jittery digital weirdness that their Bayonet label-mate Jerry Paper is known for. According to bassist Mick Mayer, the track is about "awkwardly falling in homosexual romantic love with a friend," which would explain the lyric our garden grows in the dark. The anxiety-addled rhythm reflects the feeling of throwing yourself into uncertain situations, even if they're just inside your head. In The Salon is out March 3rd on cassette and digitally via Bayonet.

Lead image: Zavier Aguirre

Red Sea’s “On The Marble” Is Art-Rock At Its Most Anxious