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Feature: Remnants of The Calm Blue Sea via Red River Noise
“Luck,” Steve Bidwell says in a dry, unwavering voice.
“Luck,” Chris Patin follows in the same tone.
Luck. The word finds itself suspended in a brief, yet lingering silence. It’s the word the two original members of The Calm Blue Sea use to describe the band’s return from an 18-month hiatus.
“Certain stars aligned,” Bidwell explains. A series of seemingly cosmic events triggered the return of the celestial post-rockers, beginning with their signing to Modern Outsider, an ambitious new record label and management company with a small but promising roster of indie rock up-and-comers.
Personnel issues, new opportunities, financial struggles and a disconnect in priorities were all catalysts for a hiatus that began at the conclusion of a national tour in the summer of 2009.
To read the rest of the article and hear about how the brilliant post-rock band has risen from the ashes, click on the photograph or right here!
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Written by Annar Verold. Photographs by Shelley Neuman
Arcade Fire and Explosions in the Sky
“… Their peculiar way of tip-toeing in the atmosphere with whispering frequencies and timid vibrations, and then lunging their bodies into a a whirlwind of sonorous chaos was undeniably alluring. Notoriously, Explosions in the Sky sounds and feels moving, witnessing the musicians themselves play and dance among the red, setting sun was a spectacular experience…”
“…The fascinating thing about being at The Backyard is— in comparison to experiencing a show in the city— when you look up at the night sky as the live music is resonating through your bones and you’re on the brink of both, deafness and ecstasy, instead of seeing condominiums or rundown buildings, or smelling sewage, and inhaling dust— there was a clear black sky twinkling with stars, adding even more magic to the progressive orchestrations of Explosions and the absolute beauty of Arcade Fire’s performance…”
For the full concert review (track names and details) and photographs, please click on the photograph or here. (:
Article written by Annar Veröld and copyrighted under Red River Noise.
Photographs by photog Chris.