044: SG

by Sea Ghost

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    CD copy of "SG", the 9-track debut album from Sea Ghost, shrinkwrapped and everything. $4 for shipping.

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about

"SG" is the debut album by Sea Ghost, an Atlanta-based ghostwave power poppin' quartet comprised of Carter Sutherland (vocals, synths, guitar), Brandon Chester (guitar), Jay Harris (bass) & Jonathon Morningstar (drums).

Conceived and begun while the band was still in high school, "SG" is the culmination of a year of careful, nurtured growth after near-immediate attention following the nascent band's "Running Away" collab with ILoveMakonnen (of "Club Goin Up On A Tuesday" fame). Says Sutherland of the collab, in a recent interview for Creative Loafing: "I emailed him almost as a joke, and then he came over with all of these guys from FADER, and they put it in print. It was weird. We hadn't played any shows yet, and all of these people started talking to me about working with our band."

"But we hadn't figured anything out. We didn't even know what we wanted to do," he adds. "So we didn't put anything out for a while."

So the band holed up in the same basement where they tracked "Running Away" to develop the 9 tracks that compose "SG". Over the course of the past year, Sea Ghost has developed a small but cultishly devoted following through a smattering impromptu DIY fests & house shows, ensuring to this day that any Sea Ghost show turns into at least somewhat of a dance party.

The album retains that energy in all of its youthful exuberance, but where the band truly succeeds is centered in the emotional core of Sutherland's writing. Themes of escape, release and loyalty ensure that "SG" sounds like how you felt when you were 18 and standing on the precipice of adulthood. It sounds frightened but also resolutely brave. It's melancholy but ultimately hopeful.

"I want to be in rougher plains.
I've wanted this since we were kids.
When we get out and decompose,
god only knows where we could go.
If we keep up and count our age,
we won't do much but yearn for the past."

"SG" is out now on CD + Cassette + Digital via Marching Banana Records. Order here or at seaghostband.bandcamp.com

((& if you really don't have 5 bucks, the whole thing is up for free on the band's soundcloud, go wild))

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credits

released October 24, 2015

Sea Ghost is ::
Carter Sutherland - vocals, keyboard, synths, guitar, recorder, pots, samples
Jonathon Morningstar - drums, percussion
Brandon Chester - guitar
Jay Harris - bass guitar

Euphonium on "Lakes" performed by Liam Hall.
Front & back cover photos by Reginald Levy.

Recorded in a basement in Marietta, GA during the summer of 2015 by Carter Sutherland.
Mixed by Ariel Silva in August 2015.
Mastered by Jesse Mangum at The Glow in Athens, GA.

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MARCHING BANANA represents a community of artists based out of Athens, Georgia with a tendency to meld(t) outsider pop with modern DIY home recording spirit.

POP & NOISE. FOUNDED IN 2011.

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