"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 self-titled EP was released in August 2010 and received positive critical acclaim from local and regional publications including SFCritic, Sounds of RVA, Style Weekly, and RVA Playlist.. The record helped them land a slot in the 2011 SxSW Festival in Austin, Texas. The track ‘Francois’ is featured in the movie ‘Never’ staring Zelda Williams.
Those Manic Seas returned three years later with their second release, The Headache/Heartache’ 7”. The record follows some of the same musical characteristics that brought them success in 2010 but showcased their new line up and song writing. The band gained considerable attention after their North-East tour supporting the record.
In March of 2014, the band signed a record deal with Angry Pirate Records out of NC. They have started to record their first full-length release with a tentative release date of fall '14/spring '15.
Those Manic Seas have performed in
Richmond, Va // Washington, DC // Baltimore, MD // Pittsburgh, PA
Columbus, OH // Charleston, WV // Austin, TX // Raleigh, NC
Boston, MA // Manhattan, NY // Brooklyn, NY // Harrisonburg, VA
Roanoke, VA // New Haven, CT // Montevallo, AL // Baton Rouge, LA
Mystic, CT // Charlotte, NC // Chapel Hill, NC
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.
The 'Headache/Heartache' 7"
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.