Just in time for the Spring temperatures we’re supposed to be getting this week, Nashville’s lush Silver Seas are returning to New York for the first time since changing their name from The Bees last summer. When I wrote about them last year, I referred to them as soft rock, which there’s not denying that tag fits, but I don’t think there’s any hipster irony with what they do, which is probably why I’m still listening to their album, High Society, nearly a year later.
That said, there is an air of Steely Dan about them, as these guys are pro musicians whose day jobs are as Nashville session and touring musicians. (Main man Jason Lehning is a bigtime producer with loads of CMAs on his mantle.) So the gorgeous harmonies on the album should be ably reproduced when they play The Living Room (Wednesday, April 2) and Union Hall (Thursday, April 3) this week. If you haven’t heard the record, here’s a taste:
The Living Room show is part of the venue’s 10-year Anniversary Extravaganza and The Silver Seas are on a bill with Life in a Blender who I didn’t even realize were still together. It’s a free show (well, they suggest a $10 donation) so why not stop by? The Union Hall show, which I will be attending, is with locals The Postelles. No advance tickets, the door’s $8.