Toronto based duo Southern Shores (Jamie Townsend and Ben Dalton) released their first EP for New York label Cascine back in 2011, with their new EP “Siena (Part I)” (due to be released on June 12th and the first of a two-part series) they aim to capture the feeling of an ocean breeze gently whipping a coastal town.
“The mood of the record is more of a sunset, rather than midday bliss. It’s that subtle melancholy that lies beneath the bright textural exterior”
The EP was written over the last year in Jamie and Ben’s shared residence – a hundred-year-old home in the Parkdale area of Toronto – the tracks on the EP contains sounds of tropicalia and funk that fade into the mix along with dreamy house and balearic.
We here at Discobelle can premiere the track “Tropea” (named after the Calabrian seaside town) which is a perfect example of the above-mentioned sound, a smooth and blissful balearic influenced jam that features a warm, funky groove and an organic sound.