Tuesday, August 07, 2007
What is a Sea Wolf?
Tonight @ The Agora, Sea Wolf is opening for The Silversun Pickups. Unfortunately, we are not going to be in attendance, although we highly recommend that you catch this show when it comes to your town. For example, the next time to catch them in the O-H will be in a few days on August 11th @ CD101's Summerfest along with The Silversun Pickups, Vhs Or Beta and several other bands for just $5. We just discovered Sea Wolf the other night and we have been loving his music ever since. Sea Wolf, which takes its name from the Jack London novel of the same name, is the new project of Alex Brown Church who you might remember from the indie rock band Irving. Speaking of Jack London, remember Ethan Hawke in White Fang?
While we were working on this post, we were curious as to what a sea wolf actually is. So, we thought we would share with you our various discoveries: a sea wolf is. . .a U.S. Navy Submarine, the mascot of SUNY Stonebrook, a 1976 arcade game, and also the name of a fish AKA the sea cat. Wow.
Okay, now back to the music. . .Sea Wolf's ep was produced by the famous Phil Ek who has also produced the likes of Built To Spill, The Shins, Modest Mouse and Pretty Girls Make Graves. As far as Sea Wolf's sound -- it is a pretty mix of lo-fi a la American Analog Set or The Eels and possesses the indie folk stylings of Stephen Merritt, Sondre Lerche, and Ian Love. See for yourself and enjoy*
(mp3) Sea Wolf - Ses Monuments
(mp3) Sea Wolf - Middle Distance Runner
(mp3) American Analog Set - Hard to Find
(mp3) Sondre Lerche - Suffused with Love
(mp3) Ian Love - Sky to Fall