We The Sea Lions
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We The Sea Lions

Fort Worth, Texas, United States | SELF

Fort Worth, Texas, United States | SELF
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Fort Worth quintet We the Sea Lions impresses mightily with its debut. Joshua Badillo, Brian McKittrick, Jonathan Badillo, Trevor Maher and Ben Rodriguez manage to mix crushing guitars, soaring vocals and a heavy rock sensibility with shoegaze atmospherics. Aided by Grammy-winning producer/engineer Stuart Sikes, We the Sea Lions -- self-described "indie do-it-yourselfers" -- and, by extension, Consequence in Sequence, toggle between toughness and tenderness. Tracks like Wasting Time feel epic and pummeling, while the shimmering Wild River could almost pass for a New Order outtake. A terrific record, and a band to keep close tabs on.

-Preston Jones, DFW.com - DFW.com


"These guys have a pretty wet but hard-edged vibe to them. The guitars were effective, providing structure and kind of a sea-wall of sound. If you're looking for flashy, cheesy guitar solos, this isn't that band, but if you want to hear some genuine songwriting skills you won't be disappointed."
- Steve Watkins, www.dfw.com (Aug 01, 2012) - DFW.com


"With evocative tunes that cascade in sonic layers, the record ("Consequence in Sequence") is full of epic tunes with entrancing gravity. There's a sense of post-rock musicality crossed with nascent ois-punk intensity, the fragments swirling off into luxuriant radiance."
- Lyle Brooks, FortLive.com (Oct 09, 2012) - FortLive.com


"The band has just released a stellar debut album... Produced by Dallas’ Stuart Sikes (The White Stripes, Modest Mouse, Cat Power), "Consequence in Sequence" is simple yet complex, sturdy yet brittle. The songs unwind in logical fashion and catchy, crunchy riffs abound, with the occasional country-tinged passage. The melodies, though, are subtle and intricate, emphasizing Badillo’s deeply personal lyrics..."
- Anthony Mariani, Fort Worth Weekly (Oct 17, 2012) - Fort Worth Weekly


Discography

For Now EP, May 2011
Consequence in Sequence, Sept 2012

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Linked by an ethos more than just a musical approach, We the Sea Lions bring together a wide range of styles. Their hard-edged bass lines, melodic and dreamy guitar parts, smooth and precise drum beats, plus driving keys and stripped down vocals make them a versatile faction of rocking power.

Alternative may not be the best genre in which to place these guys, for they are Indie do-it-yourselfers to the core. Active in Fort Worth for over two years, WTSL have progressed from raw alt rock to now incorporating elements of other genres such as pop, country and even rockabilly/surf. Now, with the help of Grammy Award winning music engineer, Stuart Sikes (Cat Power, Modest Mouse, The White Stripes, Loretta Lynn, etc.) WTSL released the five song, For Now EP on May 2011 and their first full length album "Consequence in Sequence" September 2012.

Just sit back. Relax. Let We the Sea Lions rock your face off of your skull.