Seaside Rock

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This article is about the album. For the confectionery sometimes sold at seaside resorts, see Rock (confectionery).
Seaside Rock
Studio album by Peter Bjorn and John
Released 23 September 2008
Recorded Spring 2007
Genre Indie pop, experimental rock, shoegazing
Length 40:52
Label Almost Gold/Star Time International
Peter Bjorn and John chronology
Writer's Block
Seaside Rock
Living Thing
Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
The Observer 4/5 stars[1]
Pitchfork Media (6.3/10)[2]
The Skinny 3/5 stars[3]
This Is Fake DIY (8/10)[4]
Uncut 4/5 stars[5]

Seaside Rock is the fourth album by Peter Bjorn and John. A vinyl- and digital- only release, it came out in the U.S. on Almost Gold/Star Time International on 23 September 2008. The U.S. edition is limited to 5000 LPs, each accompanied by a download code. (V2 released the album in the trio's native Sweden, while Wichita handled it in the UK.)[6]Seaside Rock is an experimental, almost completely instrumental album; aside from some vocals in 'Say Something', the only other vocals appearing on the album are Swedish, spoken word pieces performed over backing music by Peter Bjorn And John read by people in their local community, such as a nearby hairdresser. The album was included in CD form in the deluxe edition of their 2009 album Living Thing.

Track listing[edit]

  1. "Inland Empire" – 4:23
  2. "Say Something (Mukiya)" – 3:18
  3. "Favour of the Season" – 3:19
  4. "Next Stop Bjursele" (spoken word piece) – 4:01
  5. "School of Kraut" – 2:56
  6. "Erik's Fishing Trip" (spoken word piece) – 3:57
  7. "Needles and Pills" – 5:11
  8. "Norrlands Riviera" (spoken word piece) – 4:54
  9. "Barcelona" – 5:22
  10. "At the Seaside" – 3:31