Having played shows alongside The Maine, Valencia, Stereo Skyline, He Is We and several others, Boston, Massachusetts' The Jealous Sea are quickly making their mark in the US pop rock scene.
In addition to appearing on various radio shows and websites, the quartet recorded their new EP, 'Everything & Anything' with producer John Naclerio (My Chemical Romance, Brand New). The resulting EP is a collection of energetic pop-rock songs that will please fans of Boys Like Girls and Mayday Parade. Tracks like 'Rollercoaster' are slick and stand up strong against similar bands.
Alter The Press: Why should Alter The Press! readers check you out?
The Jealous Sea: Alter The Press readers should check us out because we make music with no ulterior motives. We're not writing songs to sell records, or impress some girls or anything like that. We just write about what we feel and what's going on inside our heads and hearts and know that when you create art from a place that is real, people react off that emotion.
ATP: What's the story behind the band?
The Jealous Sea: The Jealous Sea started while I was on tour with my former band, and we had a night off in Chicago. I needed an outlet for these songs I was writing that didn't really fit with the band that I was in, and so it became a side project. When things ended with that band, I just started writing. It took me a long time to really find my sound and direction, but after doing a string of dates acoustically with Let's Get It (Fearless) and Down With Webster (Universal/Motown) around this time last year, I started to really take it seriously. I wrote about 6 or 7 songs, and then picked the best three to finish writing with my best friend Johnny from Joy Island. We went in to the studio with John Naclerio (My Chemical Romance, Brand New) at Nada Recording with the best of what we came up with, and the end result is @Everything & Anything'.
ATP: Single highlight as a band so far?
The Jealous Sea: It's been a whirlwind, I honestly couldn't name just one. Christian at AbsolutePunk.net has been incredible to us, and our Unsigned Spotlight there was such a great opportunity for the band. Alternative Press blew my mind when they told us they wanted to feature us as AP&R artist and in the podcast before we even put our EP out, and we're opening for Hey Monday (Columbia) and Sparks The Rescue (Fearless) at home in August. Every time I get stoked on something cool happening, another opportunity pops up that just blows me away and really humbles me as to how genuinely lucky we are. Makes it hard to choose just one.
ATP: What are your plans for the 12 months?
The Jealous Sea: Doing a lot of songwriting so we can put out some brand new songs, playing with some super awesome bands all around New England like Sparks The Rescue, Hey Monday, Stereo Skyline, Cash Cash, etc.
Putting out some funny video updates so you all can laugh at us, doing some podcasts, new promo photos, weekend tours to some places we haven't been able to hit yet like Virginia, Maryland, Washington DC and hopefully Michigan, making some tweaks and enhancements to our live set, working on some features in a few pretty prominent magazines, recording/releasing acoustic versions of our songs and cover songs for fun, talking to every single person that hits us up on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, Email, etc. A lot of really cool stuff. Trying to do as much as we can, really.
'Everything & Anything' by The Jealous Sea is available now on iTunes and Amazon.
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