Those Manic Seas

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Those Manic Seas
OriginRichmond, Virginia, United States
GenresIndie rock, post-punk,[1] post-rock, alternative rock,[2]dream pop
Years active2010–present
Associated actsWe Know Plato
Websitewww.thosemanicseas.com
MembersDaniel Medley
Justin Jones
Drew Rollo
Kilroy

Those Manic Seas are an indie rock band based in Richmond, Virginia, known for their unique 'lead-singer'[3] and interactive live performances.[4]'

The band's music is composed and performed by Medley (drums), Jones (keys, theremin) and Rollo (guitar, synths, piano). Their lyrics are written and sung by Kilroy. Those Manic Seas' sound has evolved from a lo-fi, dance-punk project into a heavily lush and orchestrated rock group, with an aptitude for melodious experimentation and theatrical stage performances . The instrumentation consists of vocals, electric guitar, keyboards/synths, drums and an array of other instruments including piano, horns, strings, and electronic elements.

History[edit]

Early history (Headache/Heartache EP (2010-2013)[edit]

Initially, Those Manic Seas began as a project by drummer Daniel Medley in early 2010.[5] Shortly after the band wrote their first release, 'Headache/Heartache'. The EP featured two tracks, 'Headache/Heartache' and 'That Manic Song' which were both recorded in December, 2012 at Sound of Music Studio's in Richmond, with engineer and producer Alan Weatherhead.[6] A 7"[7] of the EP was released in May 2013.[8] The band subsequently toured the East Coast in support of the EP.

(2014-Present)[edit]

In the Spring of 2015 the band embarked on their second East Coast tour. They performed at notable venues such as The National Theater for XL102's Discovery Series[9] and The Basement[10] in Nashville, TN. After returning home, they began recording a full-length album with John Morand at Sound of Music Studio. which has a tentative release date of May 2015.

Discography[edit]

EPs[edit]

  • Headache/Heartache 7" (2013)
  • Outlier- Single (2015)

Music videos[edit]

Year Video Director
2013 "Headache/Heartache" Joey Schihl
2015 "That Manic Song" Shannon Roulet
"Outlier" Shannon Roulet

References[edit]

  1. ^ "RVA Shows You Must See This Week": 9/17-9/23".
  2. ^ "RVA Shows You Must See This Week": 11/1211/18".
  3. ^ "Those Manic Seas: Robot Rock". rvamag.com.
  4. ^ http://thosemanicseas.tumblr.com/post/115728308975/were-playing-a-free-show-this-thursday-at-the
  5. ^ "http://www.shelbycountyreporter.com/2012/03/08/those-manic-seas-to-play-at-eclipse/". www.shelbycountyreporter.com. Retrieved 2015-07-15. External link in |title= (help)
  6. ^ "Alan Weatherhead credits". allmusic.com.
  7. ^ https://soundcloud.com/thosemanicseas/headache-heartache
  8. ^ "Sounds of RVA". soundsofrva.org. Retrieved 2015-07-15.
  9. ^ "Preview: XL102 Discovery Series ft Those Manic Seas". xl102richmond.com. Retrieved 2015-06-26.
  10. ^ "Preview: Those Manic Seas at The Basement". eastof8thblog.com. Retrieved 2015-06-26.