Aiken Promotions presents
THE SILVER SEAS
+ GABE DIXON
“They combine the knowingness of classic-period Steely Dan with the pop surge of a classic radio act like the Turtles and harmonies that could have wandered in from Mad Men” The Word Magazine
“At it’s best Chateau Revenge delights…. and the likes of What If It Isn’t Out There? And Somebody Said Your Name are just gorgeous” The Guardian
“This is un-curdled pop music, the kind of thing you could sprinkle on your dreams and eat with a spoon” The Word magazine
“The best band in the world!” Danny Baker
“I don’t really know what to say about this. I mean, I really felt High Society (our previous album) should have been bigger than it was, which would have given us a theme to a sitcom, like “Friends” or something, which would have paid us enough money to get back in the studio immediately and to tour and all that, but it didn’t pan out like that (yet). I mean, people have kids and it’s hard for bands to stay together, but we did and we continued to play and write and record and it took us 3 years to make “Chateau” but there’s no shitty songs on it and even though it’s not as good as “Coldplay”, it’s still a fuck of a lot better than most records. So now, thanks to people like David Hepworth and Danny Baker beating it into the ground, we are starting to get some notice, so it looks like things are hitting a stride but as my wife says: ” You can ignore one good record, even 2 or 3, but you can’t ignore 4 or 5 really good records, so that’s where I’m going: To the place where we can’t be ignored.”
Daniel Tashian, singer, The Silver Seas
The Silver Seas’ third album, “Chateau Revenge” is finally getting a UK release. Only available on import up until now, it will be available on The Lights Label/EMI on September 19th 2011.
The Silver Seas’ Daniel Tashian and Jason Lehning were raised deep within the Nashville music scene. Tashian’s dad Barry was lead singer of the Boston-based, mid-sixties cult combo The Remains and subsequently toured with Emmylou Harris’ Hot Band. Lehning’s dad Kyle is a well-respected country music producer and the former president of Asylum Records Nashville. While the young Lehning apprenticed behind the boards, Tashian was developing into a formidable singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist.
Tashian, has a knack for creating instantly memorable melodies to pair with often plaintive lyrics, though he’s no show-off; his craftsmanship seems effortless, as if he just dashed off these sneakily addictive numbers in his spare time. Grammy-winning producer, arranger and keyboardist Jason Lehning doesn’t polish these songs to perfection because they sound gorgeous in nearly naked form.
“We’re a good team,” says Lehning. “We bring to each other what the other one doesn’t have. Daniel’s an incredibly spontaneous person and I’m an incredibly pragmatic person. When we work together, we get to be ourselves in a really good way. That makes a nice balance and it’s really enjoyable for me.”