South Florida’s Seamfoam Walls—made up of singer-songwriter and guitarist Jayan Bertrand, bassist Josh Ewers, electronic drummer Josue Vargas, and guitarist Dion Kerr—coined the term “Carribbean jazzgaze” to capture their group’s sound and the variety of influences that have molded it. Their forthcoming debut album XVI is set for release on November 12 via Thurston Moore’s Ecstatic Peace Library.
“Program,” the album’s latest single, opens with tinkering electronics that sound like ghostly lo-fi windchimes. The enigmatic, high-pitched sounds are accompanied by a brooding guitar melody and a captivating, screechy guitar solo. The choric vocals are the track’s glue, slightly detached but also honeyed. About the single, Seafoam Walls said, “‘Program’ derived from a YouTube comment. The comment likened us to computers running on a program called don’t die. It also explores the idea of feeling trapped in cycles or repetitive scenarios.”
Listen to it below.