- Some By Sea
Infobox musical artist
Name = Some By Sea
Background = group_or_band
Tacoma, Washington, USA
Years_active = 2003 – 2006
Ghosts & Liars Rachel Lee Bowman Phantom Fireworks Destruction Island Rural Wolf
URL = [http://www.somebysea.com/ Official site]
[http://www.myspace.com/somebysea MySpace page] [http://www.purevolume.com/somebysea Purevolume page]
Some By Sea is an orchestral
indie rockband from Tacoma, Washington. They have received comparisons to many bands, including Death Cab for CutieKnut (2006) " [http://eardrumsmusic.com/2006/04/10/m-for-monday-m-for-music-m-for-mp3s-m-for-many/ M for Monday. M for music. M for MP3s. M for MANY.] ", Eardrums Music, April 10 2006] and The Arcade FireFox, Chris (2008) " [http://voilamusic.blogspot.com/2008/08/exband-of-week-some-by-sea.html Ex Band of the Week: Some By Sea] ", Voilà!, August 30 2008] .
Some By Sea originally formed as the solo project of
Chris DuBrayin 2003 " [http://www.sidecho.com/new/index.php?h=artists&category=17 Artists: Some By Sea] ", SideCho Records] . His solo act grew with the induction of Rachel Bowmanand Tom Pearson, and allowed the band to expand and develop new material. After meeting at a local show, Daniel Disparte and David Bilbrey joined the outfit and solidified the line-up.
The band released their debut album, "
Get Off The Ground If You're Scared", in January, 2004, on their own label, Kringle Recordings. After touring for their debut album, Some By Sea returned to the studio to record new material. Some of this material was released on their " The Saddest Christmas EP", also on Kringle Recordings.
In 2005, Some By Sea signed with
SideCho Records. The following spring, the band released their sophomore LP, "", which received many positive reviewsMineo, Mike (2006) " [http://obscuresound.com/?p=15 REVIEW: SOME BY SEA - ON FIRE! (IGLOO)] ", Obscure Music, February 26 2006] Modern Pea Pod (2006) " [http://blogcritics.org/archives/2006/03/08/081901.php CD Review: Some By Sea - on fire! (igloo)] ", Blogcritics Magazine, March 8 2006] Younglove, Joe (2006) " [http://www.halo-17.net/reviews/index/Some+By+Sea/on+fire!+(igloo)/6966 http://www.halo-17.net/reviews/index/Some+By+Sea/on+fire!+(igloo)/6966] ", Halo-17, April 13 2006] . After their tour in support of their latest album, Some By Sea announced they would be disbandingSome By Sea (2008) " [http://community.livejournal.com/somebysea/42508.html The End of Some By Sea...] ", Some By Sea, July 24 2006] . Their final show was played on August 11, 2006. Chris DuBraylater spoke about the break-up in an interview for his next band, Ghosts & Liars:
"It was more of a series of frustrating circumstances that lead me to decide I couldn't take it much longer. When we returned from our first "On Fire! (Igloo)" tour in April of 2006, we'd all stopped communicating to each other in any way that wasn't passive aggressive... Nothing that occurred from that point on ever felt 100 percent honest and healthy."
Get Off The Ground If You're Scared" - January, 2004
The Saddest Christmas EP" - September, 2005
On Fire! (Igloo)" - March 7, 2006
* Chris DuBray and Rachel Bowman went on to form
Ghosts & Liarstogether, with a sound similar to that of Some By Sea. Ghosts & Liars began recording on SideCho Recordsuntil the group disbanded in March 2008.
Rachel Lee Bowmancontinues to record music as a solo artist, with occasional assistance from Chris DuBray.
* David Bilbrey went on to form Rural Wolf, and subsequently, Rural Wolf Records, as well as playing for bands Destruction Island, and his solo project, Phantom Fireworks.
* [http://www.somebysea.com/ Official Site]
* [http://www.myspace.com/somebysea Some By Sea on Myspace]
* [http://www.purevolume.com/somebysea Some By Sea on Purevolume]
* [http://www.cokemachineglow.com/feature/interview/wolfparade.html Cokemachineglow.com] substantial interview with Wolf Parade.
* [http://www.kringlerecordings.com/ Kringle Recordings]
* [http://www.sidecho.com/new/index.php?h=artists&category=17 SideCho feature article]
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