2016 Schedule

Interactive: March 11–15  •  Film: March 11–19  •  Music: March 15–20

Presented by: Loophole Management

The Eastern Sea

Thursday, March 17
10:00PM - 10:40PM


Listen to Boy in Blue


After the 2012 release of their LP Plague, The Eastern Sea (Austin, TX) took no time getting used to high praise. Popmatters called the band “way ahead of the bell curve,” while Paste referred to the album’s sound (somewhere between Explosions in the Sky and Death Cab for Cutie) as “a pretty cool place to be for a band this young.”

Even as the positive critical response came in, the band thought long and hard about what it meant to create music intended for public judgement. What needed to be done to make new music in an honest and thoughtful way? How could they even judge their own work in the blur of cross-country touring? The result of this inward searching is The Witness, the band’s first full length record in three years.

The Witness pairs the enthusiasm of TES's live show with a tender consideration for narrative and mood. Tracks such as “Silver Spoon” and “Boy in Blue” showcase the band's powerful rhythm secti...

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