Video: The Eastern Sea – The Fool

It’s no secret that I’m a diehard fan of The Eastern Sea. That four gig in a week stretch I did back in SXSW 2014 should confirm this. I’m very fond of that particular time as I had the pleasure to listen to The Witness, their latest gem, as a live beast and it delivered an emotional punch. Now, The Eastern Sea has just released a brand new video for ‘The … Continue reading Video: The Eastern Sea – The Fool

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Review: The Eastern Sea – The Witness

2014, SXSW. Somewhere near the middle of The Eastern Sea’s set at a BBQ joint, after ‘Boy in blue’ ends and ‘Young nones’ begins, I realise this is one of those gigs I’ll remember for the rest of my life. Not only it’s the last show I’ll see in Austin in this little trip of mine, but it feels like the culmination of a strange … Continue reading Review: The Eastern Sea – The Witness

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The Great Promo Hunt – Best of 2015

2015. We wave goodbye to this year and just like any other before (and after), there were high and lows. This Shithole of a Website (TM) was supposed to close and we are still here, wondering what it all means and when is it really time to call it quits. It’ll be a whimper, not a bang, but that’s a discussion for another day. In … Continue reading The Great Promo Hunt – Best of 2015

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Stream: The Eastern Sea – Boy in Blue

I love The Eastern Sea. Since accidentally running into them thanks to Daytrotter, I’ve found them marvellous. Last year I was stupidly lucky to see them live several times (four!) during SXSW and they delivered a perfect set of new songs. One of these particular songs made a mark. It actually captured that strange feeling of having to move from one country to another after 5 long … Continue reading Stream: The Eastern Sea – Boy in Blue

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Video Round Up: The Eastern Sea, Beach Day, Alex Napping, La Chance, Motes

  Hey ho, away we go! It’s another one from our “let’s keep bands and PRs happy with a quick post!” book of blogging! That is: VIDEO ROUND UP! First, we’ve got a brand new single by Cromwellian chamber popites (!) The Eastern Sea. ‘Silver Spoon’ spearheads a cavalcade of new tracks that we will hype, hyperbole and hug (in that order) once they are out. In … Continue reading Video Round Up: The Eastern Sea, Beach Day, Alex Napping, La Chance, Motes

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Band of the Week: The Eastern Sea

Sometimes the best surprises you get in life is when you stumble upon a band by mere serendipity. It was August 2012 and I was diving Scrooge McDuck style through that vault of musical riches called Daytrotter. Many good bands were found, but a crown jewel came in the form of The Eastern Sea. The first song of theirs I heard was ‘The Snow’ and I … Continue reading Band of the Week: The Eastern Sea

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SXSW Diaries Saturday – Possible Kill Screen

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Note/Warning: My proper reviews for SXSW will be on La Pop Life and Gold Flake Paint soon(ish). For Sloucher, I’ll be posting diary-style stuff, mostly unedited (barring a few typos that had to go away, replaced by more typos. Most of these diaries were written late at night and honest to God, this is how they went. No clear cut narrative is intended, just general ramblings. Enjoy this Gonzo-style experiment.

“The most promising acolyte left us, not out of the lesser folly of sentiment, but the greater folly of anger. His heart was clouded, and his balance was lost, but his abilities were unmatched. Even then, we knew to watch him most carefully.”

     — Keeper Annals, Thief: The Dark Project.
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SXSW Diaries – Wednesday is for Milwaukee beer lovers

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Blue? No clue.

Note/Warning: My proper reviews for SXSW will be on La Pop Life and Gold Flake Paint soon(ish). For Sloucher, I’ll be posting diary-style stuff, mostly unedited (barring a few typos that had to go away, replaced by more typos. Most of these diaries were written late at night and honest to God, this is how they went. No clear cut narrative is intended, just general ramblings. Enjoy this Gonzo-style experiment. Continue reading “SXSW Diaries – Wednesday is for Milwaukee beer lovers”

SXSW Diaries – Monday’s alright for walkin’

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Note/Warning: My proper reviews for SXSW will be on La Pop Life and Gold Flake Paint soon(ish). For Sloucher, I’ll be posting diary-style stuff, mostly unedited (barring a few typos that had to go away, replaced by more typos. Most of these diaries were written late at night and honest to God, this is how they went. No clear cut narrative is intended, just general ramblings. Enjoy this Gonzo-style experiment. Continue reading “SXSW Diaries – Monday’s alright for walkin’”

Interview – The Eastern Sea

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Source: The Eastern Sea.

So, last year, after buying a membership to Daytrotter, I haphazardly ran into this band, The Eastern Sea. I clicked on their session and after a couple of tracks, ‘The Match’ grabbed my entangled heartstrings and left them like a boondoggle. ‘The Snow’ finished the trick and I was one of the converted. I reviewed their album Plague (review) and managed to get lead singer Matt Hines to agree to an email interview.

Here we go:

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