Greet the Sea
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Greet the Sea

Seattle, WA | Established. Jan 01, 2015 | SELF

Seattle, WA | SELF
Established on Jan, 2015
Band Rock Post-rock

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Sep
24
Greet the Sea @ The Anchor Pub

Everett, Washington, United States

Everett, Washington, United States

Aug
19
Greet the Sea @ Barboza

Seattle, Washington, United States

Seattle, Washington, United States

Aug
13
Greet the Sea @ Scuttlebutt Brewing - Restaurant and Pub

Everett, Washington, United States

Everett, Washington, United States

Music

Press


"41 Seattle Bands We're Watching in 2016"

For the second straight year, your friends here at NadaMucho.com spent the first quarter sorting through more than 200 underground-ish local music acts. We listened. We watched. We discussed. We debated. And ultimately we made some tough choices.

We won’t lay claim to have found the 41 most interesting new bands from Seattle, but we will be paying close attention this list of up-and-comers who haven’t quite broken through yet, because that’s our move.

As has become our custom, we’ll be curating content about this set of Seattle bands throughout 2016 on Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Instagram, YouTube and here on the old fashioned WordPress blog with hashtag #41for2016.

Further, we’ll continue to keep tabs on the 41 bands we watched in 2015. Artists including Ever So Android, Fauna Shade, Airport, Bado: Basho, Duke Evers, Wind Burial, The Spider Ferns, and Pig Snout did great things in 2015 and no longer require the heavy illumination of the 2016 list, because repetition is for squares, baby.

For each artist we’ve shared some thoughts, selected a single song or video we like – an entry point for our readers – and shared a bunch of links in case you want to check out more. Where we have connections with the artists outside of their music we’ve tried to note those for context. If you have other ideas for bands to keep an eye on in 2016 please post them in the comments or share via social media and we will respond to them with all the enthusiasm of a fresh Sasquatch sighting. - NadaMucho.com


"Review: Greet the Sea Play Math-y Indie Rock Goodness on Eponymous Effort"

Last November, the members of Greet the Sea released a stunning eponymous album with really rich content. These seven gems are shimmering new music that have a unique edge. One grapples with comparisons… but really none exist. This stuff is fresh. They’re of the same ilk as Minus the Bear – indie mixed with math influences. But, to be clear, their sound is unique, and really just bears witness to their real rising as a niche favorite in the vibrant Seattle music scene. Their songs are detailed and sophisticated, like the centerpiece of the set of tunes, “A Knock at the Door,” where the lead guitarist Brett Shelton wrings passion out of each note for maximum sonic potential and interplays with second guitarist (and most recent “Greet”er) Nik Pfeifer, creating a sinuous sound that curls around one’s head in such a nice and mellow way.

Brett’s lyrics here are also mellow while conveying a sense of a fallen icon. He creates the landscape of being “washed ashore” as a metaphor for the loss of a dream and advises the listener to “Take all you have, before it drifts away…” Because, he croons, it’s too late to try to apply dreams from “…another life…”. The final verse suggests that both the good and bad in our existence could be a dream, themselves. Without awakening, though, we may never know that, as the end of the piece points out. Another love gone wrong song, “Take Shelter” laments the loss of love, but recognizes that perhaps the memories will eventually fade. (“When did I know you?”) All this melodic assault is bound together by a cohesive rhythm section with bassist Ross Powell and drummer Ryan Mulligan weaving a sturdy “backbone” while still sporting a melodic bass line in Ross’ capable hands.

This offering is widely available on line including iTunes, and I can’t think of the last time I’ve heard such a beautiful offering – I recommend it strongly!

(Greet the Sea is available via it’s namesake band’s Bandcamp page. You can stream the track “A Knock at the Door below. Also consider seeing them live at Sunset Tavern in Ballard on 12 February 2016 with The Hollers and Battleme… call it a pre-valentine treat! More details are available here.) - Northwest Music Scene


"Three Songs to the Head Vol. 37"

When I was a kid there were certain songs that, when played in the basement in a friend’s house, we could listen to over and over, encapsulated in our little dream song music world. The songs were expressive, emotive, swelling and reflective. That’s how I would describe “Take Shelter” by Greet the Sea. - The Monarch Review


"Melodic Tonic, vol. 26"

This new single from Greet the Sea, the indie-rock quartet from Seattle, may leave you longing for a trip to the Pacific Northwest. The song’s tranquil start and progressive crescendo conjure imagery of driving along foggy coastal highways into higher elevations. There is a strong, anthemic, post-rock vibe at play here with its sweeping soundscape. “Take Shelter” is the type of song that draws you in and requires repeated listens to fully absorb the intricacies of its layers and its overall artistry. It hooked me on first play and remains increasingly captivating after multiple spins. The band’s self-released debut album came out earlier this month and is available from Amazon and iTunes. - The Revue


Discography


The debut self-titled debut CD was recorded and produced by Greet the Sea
at various locations in the Pacific Northwest. Mixed and mastered by
Graig Markel at The Recovery Room studio in Seattle, WA. All songs were
written and performed by Greet the Sea.

Track Listing:


  1. Observatory
  2. A Knock at the Door
  3. Bad News in Phoenix
  4. Norse Shore
  5. Half Measured
  6. Take Shelter
  7. The Future Isn’t What It Used to Be




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Bio

Seattle native band, Greet the Sea, emerged in late 2015 as the culmination of sonic expression between four friends. Blending sweeping soundscapes, drum-heavy grooves, anthemic crescendos, and grounded melodic vocals the quartet’s sound is akin to their region of rainy weather, lush earthy colors, and foggy coastal highways.

After independently releasing their debut self-titled LP in November 2015, the group has performed live relentlessly across the Pacific Northwest, garnering a following while playing at iconic venues such as the Crocodile and Sunset Tavern.

Meanwhile, they’ve gained recognition with regular rotation across renowned radio stations like KEXP and “107.7 The End”. The band was featured by NadaMucho.com as one of “41 Seattle bands to watch in 2016” with additional blogs, publications, and digital outlets echoing a consensus on the group’s overall sound –

When I was a kid there were certain songs that, when played in the basement in a friend’s house, we could listen to over and over, encapsulated in our little dream song music world. The songs were expressive, emotive, swelling and reflective. That’s how I would describe “Take Shelter” by Greet the Sea. – The Monarch Review

Greet the Sea is currently performing live in support of their debut release, introducing new material, evolving their sound, and working towards a sophomore release.


Band Members