Seneko – ‘The Girls from Cedarhurst’ EP

Cover Art by Lauren Domzalski

Touting a hooky rock sound with shimmering guitar lines and passionate vocals, The Girls from Cedarhurst is an EP released today from Seneko. Connecticut-based Stan “Seneko” Olshefski has impressed in previous years with tracks like “True Dimension” and “Callin’ of the Cause,” and continues his rock-forward evolution with the satiating, melodic The Girls from Cedarhurt EP.

“I had been listening to a lot early Grunge and Punk,” the artist says of the album’s formative process. “As I began writing I realized I wanted to be more experimental with the melodies and arrangements and that process kept evolving right into the studio during the recording.”

“Of the five EPs I’ve done, this one was the most fun to do and I hope that comes through.”

The opening title track wastes no time in conveying a commanding rock sound, with oscillating backing guitars and a chirpy lead enamoring. A solemn guitar twang complements the initial vocal, slyly working around the title-referencing refrain. An erupting hook arrives thereafter, channeling influences like Teenage Fanclub and Matthew Sweet in the harmonious, hooky ascent.

The playful “Sugartime” also rouses with its rock-forward charisma, with the title-referencing hook assembling an amiable charm. The jangly “I Knew She Would” and country-tinged “Higher Things” close the EP in strong form, representing another success in Seneko’s discography.

“The Girls from Cedarhurst” and other tracks featured this month can be streamed on the updating Obscure Sound’s ‘Best of February 2023’ Spotify playlist.

Mike Mineo

I'm the founder/editor of Obscure Sound, which was formed in 2006. Previously, I wrote for PopMatters and Stylus Magazine.

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