Thursday, March 29, 2007

An Open Love Letter To Sea Wolf


SEA WOLF

[MP3] Sea Wolf - You're A Wolf
[MP3] Sea Wolf - Black Dirt

Dearest Sea Wolf,

Ahem, well first off may I call you Alex? You don't know me but I'm a young MP3 blogger in her early twenties living in Echo Park. Most people call me JAX, but you can call me Ashley if you want. I don't want you to think this is creepy or anything (OK i'll admit it's probably slightly creepy given the fact I'M BLOGGING this) but I wanted you to know that I think you're incredible (blushes).

Irving has been a favorite of mine for years. I first saw you as Sea Wolf at your Spaceland Residency last year and was impressed. Then you go and kick it up a notch at The Hot Freaks in Austin.

Your performance in Texas was simply magical. I was standing next to Rachel from Scenestars (see photos here) at the show and both of us totally fell in love with you and your band's performance. You've really transformed into an act unto yourself. I commend you for it. "You're A Wolf" have been in regular rotation at my desk ever since. Well written dreamy folk songs like yours seem to be winning the war over LCD Soundsystem's Sound Of Silver in iTUNES this morning. Your tunes are so laid back, effortless, catchy, and are completely aiding my daily distractions. THANK YOU!

It's so cool to see bloggers everywhere discovering your awesomeness. I can't wait for your upcoming Dangerbird full length and it makes me smile to see you playing a few dates with Silversun Pickups.

I look forward to you seeing you completely blow up. If you ever have it in your heart to meet a blogger for coffee to discuss the finer points of Echo Park life - don't hesitate to email me: jax@rockinsider.com.

Yours Truly,

Ashley

PS. Did your bassist ever work at the Brite Spot? I totally couldn't take my eyes off the tattoo on his elbow in Austin. It looked so familiar, but I couldn't put my finger on it...

Upcoming Sea Wolf Shows
4/06 - Los Angeles, CA (The Troubadour w/ Little Ones)
4/13 - Seattle, WA (Neumos w/ Silversun Pickups)
4/14 - Portland, OR (Crystal Ballroom w/ Silversun Pickups)
4/16 - San Francisco, CA (The Independent w/ Silversun Pickups)


TONIGHT IN LOS ANGELES:
Rob Giles, Jill Cunniff, Emily Wells @ Hotel Cafe
Saint Motel, Envy, Fireball Johnson @ Club Spaceland
Adrian Orange and Her Band, Bobby Birdman, The Loveletter Band, A Dog Paloma, Messes @ Silverlake Lounge
Yellowcard, Narwhal @ Troubadour