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The Sea The Sea

Introducing The Sea The Sea, from top, Mira Stanley & Chuck E. Costa; courtesy of Chattman Photography.

With each new year New York’s own The Sea The Sea pick a new cover to try out on their tours as an appointed performance closer. Chuck E. Costa & Mira Stanley follow up their In the Altogether EP with a new eternal standard to try out on the dusty roads as they covered Bob Dylan’s “Keep it With Mine” to help celebrate the legend’s recent birthday. The tune’s even deeper significance for the group points toward new directions that are being entertained & explored during the process of making their upcoming album. The harmonic & rustic resonances that echo from the ages point toward the importance of togetherness & peaceful global solidarity to make a tomorrow that we all desire (and can enjoy).
“Keep It With Mine” is performed live by The Sea The Sea at The Hangar in Troy, NY filmed by Troy Pohl & Mollie Gilchrist that provides a privy view of the band enjoying a warm & acoustic session. With an acoustic guitar & drums; The Sea The Sea let their cover sail in the hangar while standing in front of a lit game scoreboard. The camera moves from different angles & lenses to bring the audience closer to the group (sometimes going to the four-way-split-screens) as the earthy expressions are delivered like a down-home session where every note, strum & beat clasp echoes in a resonance of reassurance that makes it feel like maybe things might get better.

The latest from The Sea The Sea, from top, Mira Stanley & Chuck E. Costa; courtesy of Chattman Photography.

The Sea The Sea shared the following thoughts reflecting on their arrangement of Dylan’s “I’ll Keep it In Mine” & how Dylan’s song has continued to inspire them:

It was just recently that we first stumbled across Bob Dylan’s “I’ll Keep It With Mine” during a late-night listening session of The Witmark Demos. There are other versions of the song that came later on that are a bit more developed, but there was something about the song in that initial form that spoke to us. There’s a compelling melodic idea and a thoughtful simplicity to the lyrics—in the way that good songs so often evoke more with less. The spirit of the song feels to us like one that asks to be sung at the end of a show, unplugged, in the middle of it all — it’s a song about searching, it’s a song about recognizing our interconnectedness, and for us, it’s a promise to carry those things with us wherever we go.

Catch The Sea The Sea on the following tour dates:
03 Portland, ME – One Longfellow Square
07 Ann Arbor, MI – The Ark
08 Chicago, IL – Schubas
09 Cedar Rapids, IA – CSPS Hall
10 Minneapolis, MN – The Warming House
12 Lutsen, MN – Lutsen Mountains
13 Duluth, MN – Red Herring Lounge
14 Spring Green, WI – Sh*tty Barn (SOLD OUT)
16 Spring Lake, MI – Seven Steps Up
17 Charleston, WV – FestivALL
21 Philadelphia, PA – World Cafe Live
22 Hamden, CT – The Ballroom at The Outer Space
23 Saratoga Springs, NY – Caffe Lena