“Sea Lives” is taken from Casual Crypts 2021 release Monoculture. Monoculture is an intimate look into his creative process. Lo-fi defines the project with shades of new wave and indie-pop built on his easy-going drums and welcoming chord arrangements. Vernon’s vast influences and more expansive musical mindset are on full display with offerings of extended instrumental passages and significant stylistic shifts within the same track. He sings over acoustic and chorus-laden electric guitars, playing with the pitch knob on the tape machine to make the sunbaked cassette sound like the soundtrack to a hazy dream. Released September 10, 2021 on Slow Thrive / Needle to the Groove Written & produced by James Vernon.