"This is a truly original band with an incredible live show." - Chris Bopst (Former member of GWAR)
“Those Manic Seas have been blowing up big time lately, and if you catch a live show, it’s easy to see why.” Sounds of RVA
Hailing from Richmond, Virginia, Those Manic Seas is a dynamic ‘three’ piece group that combines elements of post rock and shoegaze to create unique, danceable fun songs — and lists bands such as Interpol, the Killers and Mutemath as influences. Their debut self-titled EP was released in August 2010 and received positive critical acclaim from local and regional publications including SFCritic, Sounds of RVA, Style Weekly, and RVA Playlist.. The record helped them land a slot in the 2011 SxSW Festival in Austin, Texas. The track ‘Francois’ is featured in the movie ‘Never’ staring Zelda Williams.
Those Manic Seas returned three years later with their second release, The ‘Headache/Heartache’ 7”.
The record follows some of the same musical characteristics that brought them success in 2010
but showcased their new line up and song writing. The band gained considerable attention
after their North-East tour supporting the record.
In March of 2014, the band signed a record deal with Angry Pirate Records out of NC.
They have started to record their first full-length release with a tentative release date of fall '14.
Those Manic Seas have shared the stage with bands such as
MewithoutYou, The Features, Black Girls, Chalk Talk and many more.
The 'Headache/Heartache' 7"
The A-Side: “Headache/Heartache” was written as a song to get the crowd dancing. “We wanted to challenge
ourselves with our sound. We normally have a shoe-gaze, noisy, post-punk sound and we wanted to create
something catchy that can draw people in. Something danceable ... something fun. ...We tried not to over think it.”
The B-Side : “That Manic Song” is dark, frenzied and grungy. It’s packed with highs and lows that mirror the
feeling the band was going through when the song was written.
RIYL: The Killers / Interpol / Band of Horses / MuteMath / Muse