6 Novembre 2020
The Sea At Midnight is songwriter Vince Grant. This 8-track collection was recorded in Los Angeles, where Grant currently resides. Produced and mixed by Chris King of Cold Showers and with Brandon Pierce of Glaare contributing drums, The Sea at Midnight project represents a new direction for Grant's music, accumulated and packaged with love in this debut long-play.
Inspired by classic postpunk bands like The Cure, Joy Division, the Psychedelic Furs, Siouxsie and the Banshees, New Order and Echo and the Bunnymen, Grant bought his first guitar at 23 and played in various Chicago bands before eventually moving to Los Angeles.
Vince Grant bounced back and forth between New York and LA for a number of years, playing and singing in numerous bands, working various jobs, and grappling with drug addiction and alcoholism. He finally settled on life in L.A. after sobering up and making a serious attempt at dealing with his lifelong depression.
"Musically the songs spring from my love of the music of the early postpunk pioneers, although I approached each song individually to allow it to express itself in its own way to come up with, for lack of a better term, a sort of The Sea At Midnight sound. Lyrically the songs are deeply personal often times revolving around the themes and my experiences of dealing with alcohol and drug addiction and coping with depression," says Vince Grant.
"This release was never supposed to happen. I thought my days of playing in bands and recording were over. If it weren't for fate, this record would have never been made. I had no intentions of recording ever again. I suppose there is a strong element of sadness to my songs, but I also feel they contain a glimmer of hope."
As of November 6, 'The Sea at Midnight' LP will be released everywhere digitally and also via Spotify. It can also be obtained directly from the artist via Bandcamp.
"This should be on your radar – vibrant, luscious and extremely present. Fans of The Cure and Echo & The Bunnymen, stay tuned" - The Spill Magazine
"Dramatic and brooding, achingly melodic...drips with dark frigid synth textures, evocative The Cure-like guitar lines and lyrical gloom" – WhiteLight / WhiteHeat
“Melodic coldwave with hints of decay and small layers of hope” – Threshold Magazine
"The Sea at Midnight zeros in on the icy depths of gloomy rock, with humming synths and morose vocals carrying listeners across moody soundscapes" – V13
"Heartfelt and true... A briskly sweeping post-punk/dream-pop hybrid track that reverberates with a dark bass line undertow, fast-smacked drum beat and swirls with bright guitar chime and dreamy synth diffusion" – Big Takeover Magazine
The Sea at Midnight
The Sea at Midnight
6 November 2020
Written and performed by Vince Grant
Produced and mixed by Chris King
Drum programming by Brandon Pierce
Mastered by Masterplus
3. How Many Times
4. Edge Of The World
5. We Share The Same Stars
7. Anything About You
8. Sweet Addiction
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