photos by @griffinshot - Tim Griffin
The Calm Blue Sea and Silent Diane @ Mohawk on 1/6
"Luck. The word finds itself suspended in a brief, yet lingering silence. It's the word the two original members of The Calm Blue Sea use to describe the band's return from an 18-month hiatus.Our Free Week coverage continues with many more pictures from Friday's show at Mohawk (a show that also featured an Octopus Project DJ set), The Calm Blue Sea included, below...
"Certain stars aligned," Bidwell explains. A series of seemingly cosmic events triggered the return of the celestial post-rockers, beginning with their signing to Modern Outsider, an ambitious new record label and management company with a small but promising roster of indie rock up-and-comers.
Personnel issues, new opportunities, financial struggles and a disconnect in priorities were all catalysts for a hiatus that began at the conclusion of a national tour in the summer of 2009.
"There was a lot of pressure in trying to figure out several weeks on the road, and trying to figure out how to finance recordings and how to finance physical pressings of albums," said Patin, the instrumental quartet's long-time guitarist. "That took its toll, not only on everyone's relationships within the band, but it also takes a toll on you with your job and where your priorities are."" [Red River Noise]
The Calm Blue Sea