Q&A

Sea Wolf: "Even Good Reviews Can Bum Me Out"

Indie rock band Sea Wolf is getting ready to wrap up a lengthy tour in support of their new release, Old World Romance. The third full-length offering from the group founded and orchestrated by California native Alex Brown Church veers a bit from their previous endeavors. The folk elements that previously stood out are less noticeable now than the sharp and prominent drum beats that embrace the band's rock and pop edges.

Not lost are Church's reflective lyrics delivered with both sweetness and rasp, easily inspiring hazy daydreams and wishes for thunderstorms as his range ebbs and flows. As a whole, Old World Romance is luscious and driving; tracks like "In Nothing" and "Old Friend" aren't easily forgettable. We got a chance to talk with Alex to hear more about this new release and what to expect from Wednesday's show at Crescent Ballroom.

Up on the Sun: For everyone who isn't a Sea Wolf stalker, tell us a little about your musical history.

Alex Brown Church: I kind of started playing the bass in high school. I wasn't in any sort of musical family or anything. I just always knew I wanted to play music but I didn't have anyone mentoring me in that direction or anything.

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Amy Young is an arts and culture writer who also spends time curating arts-related exhibits and events, and playing drums in local bands French Girls and Sturdy Ladies.
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