Saharan Gazelle Boy, a.k.a. multi-instrumentalist Darin Seal, wants to know if it’s still lame to write songs about girls. At 24, he doesn’t even know if he should call women his age “girls” anymore. It seemed more appropriate when he was 17 and recording his first album, an awful CD-R he handed out during yearbook signing day. Seven years and as many albums later, Airplanes Can’t is his latest project, and it’s bedroom pop at its best. Recorded between the release of his band Capybara’s debut album Try Brother and their 2009 national tour, Airplanes Can’t is at times a spacious record for a lazy summer spent underwater, and at other times a lofty dedication to fleeting but all-consuming love.

Albums

Saharan Gazelle Boy
Strange Teen Heart

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October 19, 2010

  1. Haunted Way
  2. Halfhair Girl
  3. Strange Teen Heart
  4. Amy Needs A Vacation

Saharan Gazelle Boy
Airplanes Can’t

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October 26, 2010

  1. Aiming A Wave
  2. Cupid Song
  3. Those Days
  4. Electric Animal
  5. Something I Wanna Know About You
  6. I’m Not Tired
  7. Those Days
  8. For Jill
  9. In The Middle
  10. Cable TV
  11. Medicine Dreams
  12. All Eyes

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