This Saturday, October 6, The Good Music Club presents instrumental post-rock band The Calm Blue Sea’s album release show at Red 7, featuring opening sets by beloved local bands Little Radar, The Baker Family and Fake Hearts.
A year and a half ago, The Calm Blue Sea rose from an 18-month hiatus just in time for South by Southwest 2011, signed with record label Modern Outsider, then reissued their three-year-old debut album on CD and vinyl. Soon after, the band began working on their new album, Arrivals & Departures–which has already received praise from NPR Music. The quartet exudes passion, clarity and flawless techniques while maintaining the post-rock style of crescendos and chaos, which translates beautifully live. Wth the proof of Arrivals & Departures, we now know that The Calm Blue Sea has brilliantly mastered its style.
Opening up for The Calm Blue Sea will be the indie-folk rock quartet Little Radar. The band, composed of Sean Hale (guitar, lead vocals), Trevor Hale (guitar, backing vocals), Grant Himmler (bass guitar), and Derek Woodruff (percussion), recorded and mixed their recently released debut full-length, Up in Arms, with Marco Street at Trolley House Productions in Dallas. Back in February, Little Radar shared the stage with The Octopus Project and KUT’S Song of the Day featured “Birds”, from the band’s EP Kill A Buffalo. Their latest achievement was the release of their first music video featuring their track “Spit Fire”.
Preceding Little Radar is The Baker Family, an indie-rock folk quartet composed of Mr. Baker (guitar, vocals, banjo), Mrs. Baker (vocals, keys), Nathan Ribner (bass) and Darryl Schomberg (drums). The folk quartet can often be caught on folk and stompfolk bills with Hello Wheels, Wild Child, and Shakey Graves. It will be interesting to see how their style brilliantly lingers and compliments Saturday’s showcase.