Interview: Philthy Magazine
WRITTEN BY IZZY
PHOTO BY DANIELLE NOWAK
Seasick Mama is a stunning and brilliant creature who, somehow, I identify with to an ineffably intense degree (right down to the people we call “friends”). Seasick Mama is Marial Eve Moon, a singer, songwriter, and model. She has been the face (and body) of several of the most hiply racy ad campaigns of recent history and has also churned out two quite cool EPs this year, most recently Tip Top Shape, which dropped earlier this month. Her sonic aesthetic is soulfully post-riot grrrl at times, but chicly danceable at others… Her influences would seem to run the gamut from punk to funk to blues to disco to dub and the most postmodernly interesting kind of pop. Her musical exposure (Her literal exposure is a different story… just Google image search her.) is relatively limited thus far, but she does have an upcoming December 5th gig at Santos Party House in NYC and in a recent chat she also told me that definitely plans to take her music to the road in the near future and a Philthy stop is inevitable. We also talked about a number of other things… like Neil Young and scantily-clad photography.
Izzy Cihak: First off, thanks for “following” me on Twitter. You actually seem to be acquainted with a lot of people I know, like Hank & Cupcakes, Lily & the Parlour Tricks, and Walking Shapes. They’re all really cool people…and I hate most people (laughs).
Marial Eve Moon: The lead singer (Nathaniel) of Walking Shapes is actually my roommate! We live together, write together, and have become really great friends. A little dirt on Nathaniel: he cleans his room once a year and overstocks the freezer with frozen meat.
Izzy: This project is still relatively new and there’s not a ton of information available about it thus far. What do you think is most important to know about Seasick Mama?
Marial: The project is very new and there is a lot still to be discovered. The most important thing to know about Seasick Mama, especially for those who haven’t listened yet, is not to categorize me. I am still exploring genres and evolving and I really hope that every record I do is a different sound. Pop to reggae, I want to cover it all. Any country producers out there? I am so down.
Izzy: And what have been the highlights of the project, thus far?
Marial: The highlights so far…Taking the band to the Dominican Republic to play a festival and shoot the music video for “Man Overboard”… The time we opened for The Fray at the Wellmont Theatre…and touring with ZZ Ward…