Noted British disc jockey Danny Baker and I share something in common: We both claim Nashville’s Silver Seas to be our favorite band. Their sophisticated and melodic pop songs never fail to satisfy and they are an exciting live act. Here is a recent announcement on their Facebook page:
We can finally announce that the new album will be released in the UK on 8th July (North America 9th July). The album is called ‘Alaska’ and was produced by Joe Pisapia. The track listing is:
I’m The One
Sea of Regret
A Night on the Town
As the Crow Flies
Pre-order links will go live later in April. The album will be available on CD/Vinyl/Download. We’ll be in the UK/Ireland a week ahead of the release. We play:
29th June – Whelans, Dublin (http://www.whelanslive.com/index.php/wav-tickets/the-silver-seas-tickets/)
30th June – Westport Festival, Ireland
3rd July – The Lexington, London (http://www.alt-tickets.co.uk/alttickets/home_the_silver_seas.html)
6th July – Hebden Bridge Trades Club (http://www.wegottickets.com/event/216161)
7th July – Cornbury Festival, Oxfordshire
The Nashville-based band is led by the songwriting talent of Daniel Tashian who also handles lead guitar and vocals. Keyboardist Jason Lehning has also served as the band’s producer, and drummer David Gehrke is the mainstay of their rhythm section. Floating bass duties have been handled by some of Music City’s best including John Deaderick, Viktor Krauss, James “Hags” Haggerty and Lex Price. Lately, the band has taken to hiring local bass players for tours in New York and the UK.
Alaska will be their fourth full-length record following Starry Gazey Pie (2004), High Society (2006) and Chateau Revenge (2010). The band’s first two LPs were released under their original moniker, The Bees, changing in 2007 to avoid confusion with a UK band of the same name. In what may have been an industry first, High Society was reissued that same year under the new band name. (It also featured two new ITunes-only bonus tracks.) Another possible first was The Seas’ 2011 issue of the “Blue” version of Chateau Revenge which was a laid-back acoustic rendition of the original 2010 LP, now referred to as the “Red” version.
Following in the path of local superstars Kings of Leon, The Seas currently boast a greater fan base in the UK than in the US. Like the Kings, the day in which their talents will be fully appreciated on both sides of the pond is inevitable!
Although nothing is confirmed at this point, the band is being encouraged to do a warm-up hometown show before heading to the UK. Grimey’s Basement is the logical but yet to be announced site.