Rock need not bore. There are possibilities. So when the songs of Seventeen Evergreen come knocking at your door, open it up wide, and open up your mind – because these gentlemen bring you the good news.
‘Life Embarrasses Me On Plant Earth’ is an album of pastoral beauty, influenced by quite literally everything around the two members of Seventeen Evergreen, Caleb Pate and Nephi Evans. Borne out of a chance meeting on a rafting trip in Sacremento, life long friends Caleb and Nephi have certainly set out to produce something that is much more than the sum of its parts and one would have to concede that they’ve more than admirably succeeded.
Seventeen Evergreen are undoubtedly a refreshing and unique proposition. After all, how many bands would hold trees, fire, sea, knowledge, experience and the vast unknown space on earth and beyond, as equal inspirations to beautiful girls? The band explore themes that it’s safe to say are truly their own, and are making music in their own individual space. Conversations pondering the likelihood of intelligent non-human life forms in the vasts of the universe, sci-fi love, and urban lament of the mundane working world soon turned in to lyrics, and, ultimately, the main inspiration behind their debut album, ‘Life Embarrasses Me On Planet Earth.’
An organic electronic/rock hybrid, sonically kite flying amongst Boards of Canada, My Bloody Valentine, Pink Floyd & Pavement, the album is a genuine whole, a rich & considered tapestry that weaves a kaleidoscope of possibilities in to a psychedelic, breathy, almost mystical soup.
In all, where others cough and splutter, Seventeen Evergreen float, slowly and calmly along life’s path, savouring the beauty of every rose along the way. With the release of their debut on Lucky Number, Seventeen Evergreen, allow you too to peer over a cosmic garden fence and see life as they perceive it.
Spend a minute with any Seventeen Evergreen track and you’ll be greeted with the sirens of the forest, the stars in the sky and the vibrations of the ground dancing together in the ether to form an intricate yet consummate aural feast for your stereo.