Fresh off the heels of his debut Tiny Shapes, R.E. Seraphin has followed up with a short and sweet, 12-inch EP, A Room Forever. Featuring six acoustic-driven but deeply melodic songs (including a cover by Luna), A Room Forever is every bit the small-scale rock triumph as its predecessor. 

R.E. Seraphin, the new moniker of ex-Talkies frontman Ray Seraphin, makes jangling power pop that finds itself somewhere between paisley pop and post-punk. Each track is beautifully constructed: chiming guitar leads and a hushed yet wobbly vocal delivery that adds a sneering moodiness and lurking romanticism. Fans of Peter Perrett (The Only Ones), Mazzy Star-era David Roback and The Feelies will find much love for R.E. Seraphin.

Watch his video for the first song, “Clock Without Hands,” below.

Hear more at his website.


Tim Anderl is an American journalist from Dayton, Ohio, whose work has been published in Alternative Press, Strength Skateboarding Magazine, and Substream Music Press. He was previously the web editor of and is currently the editor of, a host of Sound Check Chat Podcast, and a contributing writer for New Noise Magazine, Ghettoblaster Magazine and Dayton City Paper.

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