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Playing one of their more haunting singles, “The Snow,” The Eastern Sea really hit a home run with the Factory gang. The in-your-face harmonies paired with the intoxicating drum beat give the song extra flair — and it might just be one of the best performances we saw during SXSW 2011.
Brainchild of frontman Matthew Phillip Hines, The Eastern Sea is one of Austin’s up-and-coming musical ensembles. Formed in 2005, the band has been evolving since day one, and their collective effort has proved to be something fantastic.
Fans can tell when bands put their true emotions into their songs, and writer Hines definitely doesn’t shy away from that.
The Eastern Sea released a killer self-titled EP in October 2009, raising comparisons to some of the band’s own musical influences including Iron and Wine. Fans can tell when bands put their true emotions into their songs, and writer Hines definitely doesn’t shy away from that. After being named a showcase artist for SXSW 2011, The Eastern Sea has worked diligently on their newest full-length, Plague, out June 26.
If you saw the 2012 Austin City Limits line-up, you might have seen The Eastern Sea's name among the chosen ones. Make sure to add them to your schedule! If you can’t make it to ACL, see them on tour this summer, starting with a CD release party at Stubbs. Check out their tour schedule or pre-order Plague here.
"The Snow" from The Eastern Sea
About The Sessions:
Producers CJ Vinson and Lauren Bucherie are musical tastemakers based out of Austin, Texas. They built their company around a simple wish: To diminish the boundary between art and audience. Their unwavering style and eclectic creative collaborations have made The Sessions sought-after team for musicians around the world. CJ and Lauren have worked with everyone from local favorites Cowboy and Indian, Suzanna Choffel and Dan Dyer to internationally-renowned acts like Fitz and The Tantrums and two-time Grammy award winners The Civil Wars.