I haven’t had a chance to hear the new album, but Sea Wolf’s founder and leading man, Alex Brown Church (writer/guitar/vocals), has recently been opening up about the upcoming release. “After the last record, which was written and recorded far from home and was more of a group experience, I really wanted to stay close to home, be in my own space and give myself room to explore and write and record on my own schedule,” Church continues, “I just felt I needed to bring Sea Wolf back to me, to my world,” Church produced and recorded Old World Romance in the comfort of his home studio, with mixing by Kennie Takahashi (Broken Bells, The Black Keys, Jessica Lea Mayfield).
According to Church, the one particular theme that pervades throughout the collection of songs on Old World Romance is his return to California. He explains, “This record is about a lot of things, but some of it is about coming home after being away and facing the realities of one’s life, and life in general. Things you may have run away from, and things you are ready to embrace. Reconnecting and growing up.”
The lead single will be titled “Old Friend.” As soon as we hear it, you know we’ll provide a preview for our readers.
Church continues to work with old friends on Old World Romance. Fans of previous Sea Wolf releases will be happy to know that Lisa Fendelander (keyboards), Joey Ficken (Drums), Ted Liscinski (Bass) are back for the third LP. They are joined by and multi-instrumentalist Zac Rae.
This July, Sea Wolf will perform two southern California shows that will showcase new tracks from Old World Romance. It will be a fantastic double bill with Geographer as direct support.
Sea Wolf Live
07/12/12 Santa Ana, CA – Constellation Room
07/13/12 Los Angeles, CA – Skirball Center
OLD WORLD ROMANCE TRACKLIST:
1. Old Friend
2. In Nothing
5. Blue Stockings
6. Saint Catherine St.
7. Changing Seasons
8. Dear Fellow Traveller
9. Miracle Cure