The Eastern Sea
Very few times are you are able to discover an enticing sound that is smooth and textured while delicately pleasing to the ear. This could be said about the The Eastern Sea. The group began as a small bedroom-project by lead vocalist Matthew Hines in Austin, Texas before he decided on adding more members in 2007, eventually becoming a seven-piece band. They recorded their first self-titled LP in October of 2009 and in 2010, The Eastern Sea began writing Plague, their first full-length LP, changing production style from individual track pieces to a live stream to tape.
Compared to their previous self-titled LP (2009), the The Eastern Sea have grown from a group with an almost depleted compisition to a band who have completely matured, brimming with a resonant sound. It definitely shows in their latest single “A Lie” off their upcoming full-length LP Plague. From the beginning and throughout, the guitar and piano melodies are constantly luring and appealing which at times bear resemblances of an electric-folk pop duo. A second listen, and one begins to hear a greater depth of musical arrangements which would consists of more than just a duo or trio. The sounds are faultlessly interwoven, producing a delicately appealing yet concentrated and harmonious texture of sounds and voices.
In the Brittany Washington directed video for “A Lie“, the band are providing us with a step-by-step process for brewing beer, simply entitled Brewing 101. After an informative 13 step visual for beer brewing, the band proceeds to “set fires” before closing out rule number 15 with “repeat.” The band are currently on a US tour through june and july in support of their up-coming LP Plague. View the video for “A Lie” below.
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