Genres:Pop Rock, Alternative Pop, Rock - Pop Rock, Rock - New Wave, Rock - Indie Rock, Rock - Alternative Pop
The Golden Seals features the musical talents of critically acclaimed singer/ songwriter Dave Merritt, whose songs have been recorded by the likes of Sarah Harmer and Rheostatics, and have received plenty of national radio play in Canada. Merritt’s work has consistently received glowing reviews from Canada’s music cognoscenti, and has been praised by legends such as Chris Stamey (the dBs), Marshall Crenshaw, Alejandro Escovedo and apparently even Hockey Night in Canada's Ron MacLean counts himself a fan. If you enjoy the songs of Teenage Fanclub, Squeeze, Nick Lowe, Carl Newman or any song good enough that you have to play it twice in a row, then The Golden Seals think you’re alright.
“The silk-voiced singer spins deceptively mild songs out of complicated melody and bitingly intelligent folk-pop, using such sonic touchstones as The Beatles, early Squeeze, and Tom Waits -- at his most straight-up -- to create a warm and familiar setting for his sad, sweet, and wistful stories.” - The Toronto Sun