Skate Away

by Seth Pettersen

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Kerry (Old-Bones) Leat ☯
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Kerry (Old-Bones) Leat ☯ Everything about this album is perfect! perfect tunes for skating and chill in with mates. One of my favourite albums! Favorite track: Mother is a Moth.
Matthew James Esq
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Matthew James Esq Seth provides the mellow vibes to this delightful little number. My favourite track on this excellent album. Favorite track: Sandbar.
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"Skate Away" is the perfect summer anthem, offering all the fun, lightheartedness of The Beach Boys, while at the same time adding a Ramones-esque punk rock flare. I dare you to listen to it without tapping your feet and bobbing your head.
-Examnier.com

This is bottled sunshine. It’s surf, sand and skateparks. And it’s familiar territory for this Southern California songwriter. With a short, sweet EP Seth Pettersen reaches beyond pop sentimentality and surf guitars to plumb the deeper waters offshore. But even in the deepest waters, this lifelong surfer knows that sometimes a sandbar pops up and you can put down your feet. Survey the scene. Behind the sundown glow and the salty hair, Pettersen sees something somber and reflective. At first he’s ready to run from the hurt. “I think I know what to do/to take away my safety blues,” he sings in “Biscuits" (Disarm Everything). Skate, surf, run – for the first half of this short EP it’s flight over fight. But toward the end of the record Pettersen faces up those fears and the songs take on new life. “Mother is a Moth” is a beautiful dirge. “Once in a While” is a hula funeral fueled by the slide guitar work of Neal Casal (guitarist for Ryan Adams’ now defunct band The Cardinals). “Is it better to turn than to face your fear?” In answering that question, Pettersen swims away from shore only to return again riding the tide.
-Jay Cullis/Beat Jab

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released July 12, 2011

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