First/Last-The Eastern Sea

June 27, 2014

“The Eastern Sea is an Indie rock band from Austin, Texas, which originally started as a bedroom project by singer Matthew Hines and eventually morphed into a band. They have released two original full length albums and a full length Christmas album.”

The band hits Pittsburgh Saturday night at The Smiling Moose for the all-ages early show touring behind their latest album, “Plague“. I want to thank vocalist Matt Hines for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.

  • The first album you ever bought?
  • The soundtrack to ‘Good Burger’.
  • Your last album bought?
  • Metronomy “Love Letters”.
  • Favorite album of all time?
  • Three way tie: Neil Young “Harvest”, White Denim “Last Day of Summer”, Scott Walker “Scott 4”.
  • Least favorite/most disappointing album?
  • Limp Bizkit “Chocolate Starfish and Hot Dog Flavored Water”.
  • First concert attended?
  • Diamond Rio at the Austin Rodeo.
  • Last concert?
  • The Men and Cloud Nothings at The Mohawk in Austin.
  • Favorite concert ever?
  • Phoenix at Madison Square Garden in 2010. (Daft Punk played their encore).
  • Least favorite concert?
  • Weezer at Free Press Summerfest in Houston.
  • Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
  • First time we ever played in Pittsburgh we drank a bottle of gin and cut our own hair with safety scissors. Ever since then, I’ve had an amazing soft spot in my heart for your city.

Thanks, Matt. Pittsburgh = drunken haircuts. I can live with that, I suppose.

The Eastern Sea Website
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