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Jackson, Tennessee, United States | SELF

Jackson, Tennessee, United States | SELF
Band Folk Singer/Songwriter


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"Wildy's World Reviews Seraplane E.P."

"'Apple' is a pining love song; a recklessly pining love song written from the depths of loneliness. Raines’ voice is perfect in its imperfections."

"Seraplane certainly has a distinctive sound; a sort of folky Michael Stipe-light, but instead of Stipe’s whine Seraplane features Sam Raines’ hopefully hopeless emotional pining."

"[...]the emotional [honesty] and simplicity in the songs on E.P. smacks of a basic charm. E.P. is a solid effort." - Wildy's World


Seraplane E.P.
1. Everything Is Getting Better
2. The Rain
3. Apple
4. Story Left Untold
5. When My Letters Are Few



Seraplane is a Folk Rock band consisting of vocalist, rhythm guitarist, and songwriter Sam Raines and pianist, guitarist, and songwriter Landon Shivley. The band draws inspiration from Bob Dylan, Damien Rice, Glen Hansard, and The Mountain Goats, with a melody that’s comparable to The Beatles or Coldplay. The original and unique sound of each individually crafted song coupled with the creative and inspired piano lines, commanding vocals, and strong rhythm guitar give the band a unique sound.

Seraplane was founded in April of 2008 in Jackson, Tennessee with then bassist Alden Coleman and drummer Alex Jones. Raines already had many songs written, so the band immediately got to work. Seraplane's first summer was spent recording demos and practicing in Coleman’s garage, and the band played at a few places around Jackson, including Main Street Live and Starbucks. The musical project was put on hold for a while as school started and Shivley went across state to UT Knoxville. Raines and Shivley continued to work separately on newer material. During this time, Coleman and the band parted ways and a long-time friend of Seraplane, Garrett Hinson, took up bass and backing vocal duties.

Seraplane made further inroads in the Jackson music scene in Spring of 2009. They played in March at Lambuth University, then returned in April for AOII’s Band Benefit Concert when they were one of the opening bands for Ingram Hill. In October of 2009, Hinson and Jones left Seraplane to focus on their other musical project, Hockaday. Raines and Shivley continued to work together, and in March started recording their debut E.P. with producer Will Hadley.

Seraplane released its first studio recording titled Seraplane E.P. in May of 2010 and spent the rest of the year playing in Jackson and in other parts of West Tennessee and Mississippi. As two full-time college students, they remain as active as they can be in writing and recording their own music, and they currently boast a repertoire of 50+ original songs. What they lack in funds they make up for in ingenuity and persistence, and they are helped along by their supportive friends and fan group. Seraplane looks forward to whatever the future may hold for these young folkers.