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The Eastern Sea knows how to impress. They know how to captivate. They know how to enchant, to hook, and to connect. For many bands, doing these things takes a noticeable effort, yet for this Austin-based band, it all happens so naturally that you never really see it until your feet are tapping and your emotions are running high. Their 2012 full-length, Plague, was one of our favorites of the year for a variety of reasons, but on top of the list is the simple fact that we connected with it on such a personal level that it was impossible to put down.  The songs were all gripping, heartfelt, and so very obviously an honest point of view. After corresponding for over a year, the band made it to Brooklyn for a Buzzsession at Degraw Sound in Gowanus where they performed two songs, “The Mountain” and “China Untitled, One”, both of which can be seen and downloaded for free below.  Enjoy the video and let us know what you think in the comments!

‘Buzzsessions’ is a live session series made by The Wild Honey Pie.  With each new episode, we travel with a different band to a different part of New York City and record sometimes-intimate/sometimes-wild versions of two or three songs.  This Buzzsession was shot at Degraw Sound, a Brooklyn recording studio on the Park Slope/Gowanus border, owned and operated by producer/engineer/musician Ben Rice (BlackbellsThe Mooney Suzuki).  Interested in booking time there?  Click here.

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PRODUCER Eric Weiner
VIDEOGRAPHER Megan Blackburn
SOUND Ben Rice (Degraw Sound)


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