Release Date: May 31, 2011
Record label: Dew Process
Seeker Lover Keeper is an Australian supergroup made up of Sarah Blasko, Sally Seltmann and Holly Throsby. Seltmann, who helped write Feist's massive hit 1234, is likely the name most familiar to Canadians. She's released a few of her own albums here, but her two collaborators have fairly impressive resumés as well. They cite the Trio records by Dolly Parton, Linda Ronstadt and Emmylou Harris as an inspiration, but this is far closer to modern indie folk than it is to country, so don't be surprised by the lack of pedal steel.
The interviewer asks: “Do you usually agree on most things?” Sarah Blasko responds: “I think we try to agree…” Then, Holly Throsby: “Yeah.” And Sarah Blasko, again: “Maybe if we sound too agreeable we should disagree every now and then.” Sally Seltmann keeps quiet this round. Agreeability, like pop-music, seems to exist in the the boring crevices of criticism. Without conceptual foundations or antagonistic posturing, aesthetically speaking, it becomes another iteration of predictable chord progressions and appropriately metered mush.