“Jacksonville Florida has its list of noteworthy artists and musicians like any city does, however if you manage to dig a bit deeper you’ll find an entire thriving ecosystem of bands like when you used to turn over a stones behind your elementary school when you were a kid. Amongst these many creative and talented groups is a band called Sea Cycles made up from the minds of Brian Squillace, Landon Paul, Josh Wessolowski and Lindsey Shante. Sea Cycles formed in late 2011 and released their brand of ambient synth pop via their debut and self released EP entitled ‘What We Came For’. After catching the attention of Other People Records, the band will release their debut LP ‘Ground & Air’ via the Los Angeles based independent label in the summer of 2015. Drawing positive comparisons to indie favorites such as Broken Social Scene, Yeasayer and M83, Sea Cycles has proven the timeless adage that a good band is a good band and there’s no arguing with that.”
Sea Cycles is an indie experimental band from Jacksonville, FL who have just released their latest CD “Ground & Air” via Other Peoples Records. They embark on their very first tour this week with fellow goofballs Narrow Arrow and hit Pittsburgh this Sunday at Peoples Warehouse in Oakland. I want to thank Landon Paul (Guitar) for taking the time to participate in this edition of First/Last.
The first album you ever bought?
I don’t know the name of the record, but it was a Matchbox Twenty cassette tape. I was in 5th grade. It was bad ass.
Your last album bought?
The War On Drugs “Lost in a Dream”.
Favorite album of all time?
Radiohead “In Rainbows”.
Least favorite/most disappointing album?
Death Cab for Cutie “Codes and Keys”. It’s that bad, but every album that came before it was WAY better.
First concert attended?
Our whole band saw Tycho perform in Birmingham, Alabama.
Favorite concert ever?
As Tall as Lions at Freebird in Jacksonville Beach, FL. Also, Local Natives at the same venue a few years later. I’ve never felt that kind of energy at a show before, and never seen anybody else perform as well.
Least favorite concert?
I saw Interpol at the House of Blues in Orlando, and they were boring. But, the band that opened for them, Hundred Waters, blew them away, and I became a fan.
Any thoughts, experiences about Pittsburgh?
I’m excited to see the downtown area because I heard you enter it through a pretty cool tunnel! Also, there are a lot of Steelers fans in Jacksonville.
What’s that about?
Thanks, Landon. First off, Matchbox 20 cassette tape = badass and secondly, like it or not, Steeler fans are everywhere.