THE LIVING SEA Modern Day Detachment Records/Lunch Records Madeline EP 5-song CD Formed in 2004, this band has gone through several lineup changes (including the departure of lead singer Adam Rich); they seem to have completely reinvented themselves with the addition of vocalist Catie Rae Zappala whose siren song wails above waves of reverb drenched guitar. Fans of Joy Division, My Bloody Valentine, Regina Spektor, Arcade Fire, and Slowdive will absolutely love this fresh approach to a nostalgic classic shoegaze. This is a band for the ages. I can't wait to hear more. (Joel Simches) BIO Anchored by castaways Neil Simmons and Michael Crockett of There Were Wires and The Burning Paris respectively, The Living Sea has returned with madeline. First launched in 2004, TLS has endured lineup changes, and personal tradigies to finish their first studio album, with new vocalist Catie Rae Zappala and bassist Dave Carlson. Recorded at Camp St. Studio in Cambridge, The Madeline EP features 5 songs that have been a staple of The Living Sea's live set over the last year. ^#^in a day when techno music fills the clubs, madeline challenges listeners with melodies as agressive as it's angular guitars and introspective rythyms, combined with Zappala's optimistic, heartfelt lyrics. Modern Day Detachment Records firstname.lastname@example.org PRESS From the Boston Phoenix: Two promising local indie-rock up-and-comers have up and come out with new CDs for your enjoyment. The LIVING SEA are preparing for the release of their new Madeline EP, a five-track spread of lush guitar textures, explosive rhythms, and vocals that soar through the din like a bottle rocket. They'll drop the good stuff this Saturday, August 2, at Great Scott, joined by LADIES AND GENTLEMEN, SHORE LEAVE, and MR. NI$E ------------- From the Boston Metro: The Living Sea's Catie Zappala takes a vocal approach akin to Regina Spektor and Martha Wainwright, letting the words roll around in her mouth a bit before peppering them over the lush, angular sonics of their "Madeline" EP. The Mystery Tramps, Loud Clappers and Motorcar. ^#^round out the bill. -------------- From Boston Globe - Stuff@ Night by Liza Weisstuch | July 25, 2008 According to their MySpace page, Boston band the Living Sea counts New Order, Heart, Thin Lizzy, mermaids, and beer as a few of their many influences. We would add to that catalog Karen O. of the Yeah, Yeah, Yeahs; Tortoise; and Chicago electronic-tinged art rockers the Sea and Cake (the "Sea" part is completely coincidental, we're sure). Their new CD is coming out on Lunch Records, and tonight the indie-electronic-pop outfit is celebrating by playing their own party at Great Scott (1222 Comm Ave, Allston, 617.566.9014). We're pretty sure there'll be beer, which of course means there will be inspiration. Dive in around 9 p.m. Tickets are $8 at the door. ------------- Joel Simches, The Noise-'This is my new favorite band.' ------------- The Pill- 'Traveling the quickest route from Point A to B requires a journey through the mind of The Living Sea, a Boston-based rock and roll railroad of an ensemble that blends scratch acid vocal harmonies and angular guitars driven by echoing soundscapes and impulsive breaks. Self-described as 'a thirteen year old gothic chick's favorite band, our name scrawled in Bic on her notebook,'Lunch Record darlings The Living Sea takes the best elements of Daryl Palumbo's epic compositions and dresses it up for the midnight ball.' -the Pill.