Today’s song comes to you from Austin’s own The Eastern Sea. This really is a “better late than never” for the band’s whole catalog, because I’ve been jamming on them for a long time, but I haven’t let all of y’all in on the fun. Clearly, I was being selfish.
But as we’re in the season of giving (Halloween is the ‘season of giving,’ right?! Because we give candy to strangers!), it’s time for me to share.
The first time I saw these dudes was at a show several years ago in Houston, where they played a cover of Extras Glenns’ “Going to Marrakesh,” and Dan (of throwback thursday) fell deeply, deeply in love. After that, their EP was on heavy rotation in our car, and we were able to catch the band at shows in Houston and Austin pretty frequently for a while.
Then, life happened, and I kind of lost track of their new stuff until a friend forced me to listen to their newest release, Plague, at 3 AM on a Wednesday. True story.
This track, “The Match,” comes from that album, and it features frontman Matthew Hines’ gentle vocals and thoughtful lyrics. You can listen to the track, or grab a free download:
Listen for: when the beat comes in hard at 1:53.
And since my rediscovery of The Eastern Sea has me remembering why I fell in love the first time, I have to share one of my favorites of their self-titled album:
better late than never is an occasional series featuring songs that took a little longer to love.