The Sea That Dried Up and Became a Parking Lot

The Sea That Dried Up and Became a Parking Lot

BandAlternativeRock

Vibraphone, percussion, and effects pedals are played through a loop machine by one person to generate a dense sound that relies as much on Philip Glass as it does on Aphex Twin.

Biography

The Sea That Dried Up and Became a Parking Lot is a one man band that uses a loop machine to layer sounds in real time to create dense art rock grooves one piece at a time. The premise of the band is quite simple, sound like a Steve Reich remix album. An electrified vibraphone is run through guitar effects boxes to produce a palette of sound. World (pandeiro) and classical percussion (triangle, tamborine) are layered over top to provide a looped beat with an inherently organic feel. Borrowing as much from Philip Glass, Steve Reich, and John Adams as from Xiu Xiu, Aphex Twin, and David Byrne, The Sea That Dried Up makes music that bridges high art from the past century, minimalism and rock music.

Discography

Currently working on a debut album, to be completed this fall, entitled... Thanks, and Thank You.

Set List

The set consists of anywhere from 5 to 8 songs and usually includes a beautiful cover of Xiu Xiu's, Hives Hives.