Sealion is a group of Dallas degenerates that fuse vintage California punk (Adolescents, Agent Orange) with modern day garage and surf rock (Wavves). The foursome recently released their debut full length, Kenneth, which features nine sloppy yet melodic tracks full of piss, vinegar, and youthful catharsis.
Released late last month on Lo-Life Recordings (cd) and Dallas Distortion (cassette), Kenneth is solid from start to finish. It's especially meaty in the middle of the album beginning with the whistle-laced Where Egos Dare on to the raucous noise of Chase Brown. These four songs are the standout singles for me, and show how seamlessly Sealion jump from moody surf pop to noisy garage punk.
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