Monday, September 24, 2012

Artist of the Day: Some By Sea

Some By Sea was a quiet little indie band from Seattle that changed the lives of lots of fans forever with their music. Unlike most bands that had a rough, unrefined sound and vocals that were slightly out of tune in order to keep a naturalistic feel to their music, Some By Sea has a very clean, perfected sound that conveys a sense of comfort, regularity, and nostalgia, even if it's your first time listening to something they've written.

The band began as a small group of five friends that wanted to get together and play music just to have fun. The band released a couple of records on their own to high praise in the Pacific Northwest. However, it was really the release of their most recent full-length effort, On Fire! Igloo that garnered them a lot of national attention. After the release, the band began doing much bigger shows, which is possibly what garnered the stress felt between bandmates. Unfortunately, about a year after the release of On Fire! Igloo, Some By Sea decided that by being a band, their friendships had been compromised, so they decided to go their separate ways. Somehow, though, this makes the music they've made together even more special. Whenever I pick up On Fire! Igloo, it makes me think of everyone I know and love, and that's really all due to the band behind it, and what they were aiming for: songs written by friends in order to show love for each other and the music they were writing.

Check out Some By Sea on Myspace and PureVolume

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