Sea Wolf Sails Into Expansive New Territory On Sophomore LP

posted July 30, 2009

Sea Wolf Sails Into Expansive New Territory On Sophomore LP

An expansive collection of modern mythology and lush orchestration, Sea Wolf's sophomore LP, "White Water, White Bloom," will be released September 22nd on Dangerbird Records. Akin to Sea Wolf's debut LP, "Leaves in the River," the latest was penned solely by Alex Brown Church but was this time recorded with a full band, which expanded the sonic palette. These new compositions were injected with a raw, dynamic energy that the band developed through extensive touring together, and will be unveiled on a cross-country six-week tour beginning in September. The album can be pre-ordered via Dangerbird. Fans have the choice of a 180-gram vinyl package that comes with two vinyl-only bonus tracks and a digital download card or a standard CD digipak with fold-out poster.

Upon completing his extensive touring cycle behind "Leaves," lovestruck Church followed his muse to Montreal last fall and began to write his second album. Here, in a new and unfamiliar environment, he was flooded with inspiration and let his surroundings seep into his songwriting.

"Being somewhere new, away from your home, you spend a lot of time observing and reflecting," Church revealed. "And just the feeling of a new city can inspire new ideas, new places to explore in your music."

Church headed to Omaha and enlisted the aid of producer Mike Mogis (Bright Eyes, Monsters of Folk, M. Ward) to help him capture his vision for the album in the studio. Alongside keyboardist Lisa Fendelander, bassist Ted Liscinski and drummer Joey Ficken, Church and Mogis crafted a rich foundation for the songs to sit upon.

SEA WOLF HEADLINE TOUR WITH PORT O'BRIEN AND SARA LOV

  • September 14 - Santa Barbara, Calif. @ Soho Bar & Music Club*
  • September 15 - Costa Mesa, Calif. @ Detroit Bar*
  • September 16 - Pomona, Calif. @ The Glass House*
  • September 17 - Los Angeles, Calif. @ The Troubadour*
  • September 18 - San Francisco, Calif. @ Bimbo's 365 Club
  • September 21 - Portland, Ore. @ Mississippi Studios
  • September 22 - Vancouver, B.C. @ Media Club
  • September 23 - Seattle, Wash. @ Sunset Tavern
  • September 25 - Salt Lake City, Utah @ In The Venue
  • September 26 - Denver, Colo. @ Hi Dive
  • September 28 - Omaha, Neb. @ The Slowdown
  • September 29 - Minneapolis, Minn. @ 7th Street Entry
  • September 30 - Milwaukee, Wis. @ Mad Planet
  • October 1 - Chicago, Ill. @ Schubas Tavern
  • October 2 - St. Louis, Mo. @ The Billiken Club
  • October 3 - Indianapolis, Ind. @ Radio Radio
  • October 4 - Newport, Ky. @ Southgate House
  • October 7 - Columbus, Ohio @ Wexner Center for the Arts
  • October 9 - Toronto, Ontario @ Sneaky Dee's
  • October 13 - Boston, Mass. @ Paradise Rock Club
  • October 14 - New York, N.Y. @ Mercury Lounge
  • October 16 - Brooklyn, N.Y. @ Union Hall
  • October 17 - Philadelphia. Pa. @ North Star Bar
  • October 18 - Baltimore, Md. @ The Talking Head Club
  • October 19 - Washington, D.C. @ DC9
  • October 21 - Chapel Hill, N.C. @ Nightlight Bar & Club
  • October 23 - Atlanta, Ga. @ The Earl
  • October 24 - Nashville, Tenn. @ Exit In
  • October 27 - Dallas, Texas @ The Cavern
  • October 28 - Austin, Texas @ Emo's Jr.
  • October 30 - Phoenix, Ariz. @ Modified Arts

* Afternoons support, no Port O'Brien

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