Built for the Sea

Built for the Sea

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“San Francisco's Built for the Sea crafts lush indie-rock that is at once dreamy, hypnotic, and emotionally powerful." (EastBayExpress) Unleashing a raw and passionate display, BftS is met with eager ears - within a week of their SF CD Release, they gained radio play on Live105 & were added to SXSW

Biography

San Francisco’s spitfire Lia Rose played her last show as bassist and one of the singer/songwriters in San Francisco indie dreampop band Minipop in June 2005. She immediately became consumed with songwriting and soonafter resolved to begin pre-production on her first album. While attending a 'Recording Basics' WAM (Women's Audio Mission) Workshop in September of 2005, she was approached by Terri Winston, producer and founder/executive director of WAM.  Their immediate connection led to a pre-production process and group effort which shortly thereafter became Built for the Sea's self-titled debut album, produced by Terri Winston.  The band's members now also include Justin Silva, Jon Latimer (The Aimless Never Miss), and Daniel McKenzie (The Rum Diary).

Built for the Sea's November 2006 CD Release party in San Francisco was a huge success. Together with Audrye Sessions and Push to Talk, Built for the Sea played to a packed house at San Francisco venue, The Rickshaw Stop on Nov. 29th. Among the audience members was Live105 DJ Aaron Axelsen; having discovered Built for the Sea for the first time, he debuted "These Streets" from their album on his Soundcheck show the following Sunday with a phenomenal review and two songs from the album are now in rotation on the radio station.

Within a month of their CD release, Built for the Sea was added to SXSW this March in Austin, TX. The band is currently booking shows and discussing tour
possibilities for 2007.

Lyrics

Dreamer

Written By: Lia Rose

Dreamer

Close your eyes if you would
I will watch as you dream
I will wait for the dawn to close mine

If you are lost
I will help you find your way back home
When you’re afraid
I will hold you in my arms until you’re safe
And you’re safe now
And you’re safe now

Go to sleep, go to sleep
And dream for us all
Go to sleep, go to sleep
And dream

If you are lost
I will help you find your way back home
I will stay with you
You’re surrounded
And here’s your move

Go to sleep, go to sleep
And dream for us all
Go to sleep, go to sleep
And dream

And I know we’ll make it through
These times are hard but you’re strong
And we’ll fight with all the love that we’ve got
We’ll fight with all the love that we’ve got

Go to sleep, go to sleep
And dream for us all
Go to sleep, go to sleep
And dream...

Release

Written By: Lia Rose

Release

You spend your days inside, love
And all you wanted was the sun
Your skin is like a rainbow
You never know when it’ll show

The fire’s here
Release your fear
The world needs you
And I do too

I wish I could hold you through this
Take the pain and sad away
Tell me another story
So that I may cry for you
(and I’ll say)

The fire’s here
Release your fear
The world needs you
And I do too

And If I touch you please don’t turn away
Its everything I’ve wanted you to say
And in my mind there’s nothing you can do
Only I’ll know when I’m ready for you
(I’ll say)

The fire’s here
Release your fear
The world needs you
And I do too

The world needs you
And I do

Discography

Built for the Sea, Self-titled, Self-Released Debut Album (Released Date: November 29, 2006)

From this album, "Awake" and "These Streets" have been played on San Francisco's Alternative Rock Radio Station Live105 (105.3FM)

Set List

-time of set-
40 - 45 mintues

-set list-
Hypnotist
We Now Know
Dive In
These Streets
My Dear
Move in Time
Awake
Release
Send for Help

-time of set-
25 - 30 minutes

-set list-
Hypnotist
We Now Know
These Streets
My Dear
Awake
Release
Send for Help