"That band with a mannequin..."
Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Those Manic Seas is a dynamic ‘four’ piece group that combines elements of post rock and shoegaze to create unique, danceable songs — and lists bands such as Interpol, the Killers and Mutemath as influences. Their debut Headache/Heartache 7" help them expand their reach outside of Virginia. The band has since toured the US and Canada extensively, having just returned from their 60 day DIY tour this past fall.
The band just released their latest digital single, 'Outlier', in Sept. '15. Currently they are finishing up their upcoming full length debut with a projected release date of spring/summer '16. The first single that will be released is being produced by Darren King of MUTEMATH.
In the first quarter of '16, the band plans to tour and continue to showcase their ever-changing live show to help build anticipation for their upcoming LP.
Those Manic Seas have performed in
Alabama, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Louisiana,
Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montreal, New Jersey, New York,
North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina,
Tennessee, Texas, Toronto, Virginia, West Virginia
MewithoutYou // Broods // Nightmare & The Cat // The Griswolds
Peelander Z // Jonathan Jackson & Enation //The Features
Shinobi Ninja // Black Girls // Chalk Talk
No BS! Brass Band and many more.
'Outlier' digital single - Sept 2015
Outlier was the first song by Those Manic Seas. It was held back from release to ensure that the song was released in the best form possible. It very much showcases the bands energetic highs and dynamic lows all in one song.
'Headache/Heartache' 7" - may 2013
The A-Side: “Headache/Heartache” was written as a song to get the crowd dancing. “We wanted to challenge
ourselves with our sound. We normally have a shoe-gaze, noisy, post-punk sound and we wanted to create
something catchy that can draw people in. Something danceable ... something fun. ...We tried not to over think it.”
The B-Side : “That Manic Song” is dark, frenzied and grungy. It’s packed with highs and lows that mirror the
feeling the band was going through when the song was written.