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From the Promoter
For any music fan looking to soak their brain in warm fuzzy guitar melodies, smooth vocal harmonies and early 90's indie rock, Seas is ripe with it all.
The origins of Seas began many years ago on 4 track cassette, and 2 track tape machines in the basement of Chris ("Hippy") Hughes' house. Starting as an experimental project along the lines of Eric's Trip and Elevator, it was a solely an outlet to reach those sonic pillowy atmospheres. The atmospheres that make for a satisfying headphone jam while out for a walk or on an endless tour around the world with his band at the time, Moneen.
While on tour with Moneen, Chris met Adrian Mottram, guitarist in the band Sights & Sounds.
"A few weeks after that tour ended, Adrian called me up to sing on some demos he had been doing at his studio. I didn't know what to expect but when I heard the track I was so into what he was doing." noted Hippy.
"Ater that recording, I asked him to record a few of the songs that I was calling "seas" and make it sound like the demos he had me sing on."
The demos were coming out slightly larger than planned, so Hippy called upon former Moneen bandmate, Peter Krpan to track drums and in short order Seas was growing from being a bedroom project to a full fledged band. Not long thereafter, Erik Hughes (Moneen) and Mike Bolt (From The Bridge) joined to play bass and guitar respectively, and the final incarnation of the band was born.
With a full band at hand, harnessing the indie rock influences of his predecessors (Eric's Trip, Doughboys, Thrush Hermit) has created a more concise indie pop album than previous recordings. Dubbed "Fade Out Into The Night", the 10-song effort will be released on September 24th via the eclectic Toronto-based indie label, Black Box.
For more information, visit seasmusic.com.