Saturday, January 20, 7:30 PM: The Sea The Sea and Winterpills

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Common Ground Coffeehouse
At the First Unitarian Society of Westchester
25 Old Jackson Ave., Hastings on Hudson New York

Presents

The Sea The Sea

and

Winterpills

 

“Their harmonies remind me of The Milk Carton Kids and The Weepies…” – Larry Groce, NPR’s Mountain Stage

“On top of well-crafted songs, commanding stage presence and instrumental abilities, their voices in close harmony evoked for me a sound landing somewhere between Bowling Green and Bakersfield.” – No Depression

The Sea The Sea is an Upstate New York-based indie folk-pop duo-band featuring what Huffington Post calls, “Two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear this or any other year.” Their 2014 debut release, Love We Are We Love, received praise from NPR, American Songwriter, and No Depression, among others, gathering nearly 10 million streams on Spotify. The animated video for their song “Waiting” sparked viral interest including Buzzfeed, Pitchfork, and inclusion at the international TED 2015 conference. Mountain Stage host Larry Groce called Chuck E. Costa and Mira Stanley “ready to take their place among the best young male/female duos now performing.” Their 2016 release, the six-song EP In the Altogether, recently earned features by Apple Music including Best of the Week and A-List Singer/Songwriter.

“I don’t know why Winterpills aren’t one of the most cherished pop bands in the world: Their songs are mournful, slow-exploding and lyrically dazzling, and their albums have a coherence that’s rare.”  – Jonathan Lethem, Rolling Stone

“Winterpills fourth LP might be their best. The songs are mists and pastels, dense with instruments and Philip Price and Flora Reed’s harmonies, yet at the same time serene. “We Turned Away”, “Amazing Sky”, and “Feather Blue” as evocative as dreams.   -MOJO (FOUR STARS)

Since their first album came out in 2005, Winterpills have been slowly tugging on ears with their fragile-but-dangerous chamber-pop songs that The Washington Post called “densely packed but hugely evocative, tiny bombs of feeling and meaning… fiendishly melodic.” From the group’s origins one cold winter in 2004 as a song circle for heartache, the band has truly blossomed, releasing three full-length albums — the eponymous debut in 2005, The Light Divides in 2007 and Central Chambers in 2008 — and the 2010 E.P. Tuxedo of Ashes, which The New York Times Jon Pareles praised for “elegant arrangements” of “songs that stay haunted.” 2012’s All My Lovely Goners embraced the hushed vocal harmonies and graceful chamber-pop sound the group has made its trademark, while pushing the quintet into new sonic realms. MOJO magazine included the album in their 2012 top 10 Americana list. In October, 2014, Winterpills released their 5th full-length, the archival cover’s project Echolalia. Their newest full-length, Love Songs, came out March 18, 2016.

Eventbrite - Winterpills and The Sea The Sea

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