Live and Recording Project 2007
After Tammany hall split, I hooked up with The Calm Blue Sea to play bass. We recorded an early EP and played a few shows. It was in TCBS that I met the incomparable drummer Stephen Bidwell who went on to start Hard Proof Afrobeat.
The Calm Blue Sea is a critically acclaimed instrumental “post pop” band in the tradition of Explosions in the Sky and Caspian.
Song Premiere: The Calm Blue Sea, ‘Mary Ann Nichols’
“‘Mary Ann Nichols’ — one of many enthralling epics on the group’s excellent second album, Arrivals & Departures, out Oct. 9 — packs in several songs’ worth of drama, as torrents of blustery guitars, atmospheric interludes and inscrutable vocals are fed into a single glorious swirl.”
Stream the Calm Blue Sea’s “We Will Never Be as Young as We Are Tonight”
“…a very ominous listening experience — perfect for anyone looking for some on-demand tension.”
Review: Arrivals & Departures
“…moody, minor piano and guitar interplay slowly escalating into a tidal wave of countermelodies and exceptional drumming so densely atmospheric that it can help you dissociate from reality.”
The Calm Blue Sea Album Release Show
“They’ve created this mind-blowing coalescence of elegance and explosiveness. Brilliant and breathtaking.”
Arrivals & Departures review
“On Arrivals & Departures, there’s no denying the musicianship of this band, especially from its monster rhythym section.”