The music of San Francisco’s Sea Dramas ranges from hazy folk with pensive melodies to 60s inspired echo laden pop that melds genres and styles with swirling, dreamlike qualities.
Beware the Ephemeral, the band’s second studio album, is a collection of songs formed around extracted memories from fleeting moments and fading experiences. The songs speak of transitions and changes that are not completely insular but made up of moments of real life that we all go through; Loneliness, unrequited love, heartbreak, desire, true love, family, youth and growing older.
The songs were recorded to two inch tape at the home studio of Jason Quever (Papercuts) in San Francisco, California. A variety of instruments were implemented such as acoustic twelve string and electric guitars, autoharp, organs, mellotron, violins and violas to create interesting, rich layers of orchestrated pop that provide something new with each listen.
In addition to the core members of Sea Dramas, Scott Pettersen (songwriting, vocals, guitars, bass, keyboards, etc.), Dwayne Anderson (electric guitar), Erin Skidmore (vocals, keyboards), Rafael Herrera (drums), a rotating cast of talented musician friends lent a hand to complete Beware the Ephemeral including Jason Quever (electric guitar, organ, percussion), Ted Kamp (drums), Marlaina Rae (vocals), John Mulhausen (bass, vocals), Luke Borello (bass), and Caitlin Keen (violin, viola).
Beware the Ephemeral is set for release March 24th 2015 both digitally and physically.
Early Pre-Order for the album will be begin February 24th 2015 on Bandcamp and iTunes.
released 24 March 2015
Sea Dramas is:
Scott Pettersen- vocal, acoustic and electric guitar, keyboard, bass, autoharp, percussion
Erin Skidmore- vocal, keyboard
Dwayne Anderson: electric guitar
Rafeal Herrera: drums, backing vocal
Jason Quever: keyboard on 2, electric guitar on 8, percussion on 3,5,6,8,9,10,11
Caitlin Keen: violin & viola on 4,9,10
Ted Kamp: drums on 1,2,3,4,7,8,11
Marlaina Rae: vocals on 1,2
John Mulhausen: bass and backing vocal on 2
Luke Borello: bass on 3-11
All songs written and arranged by S. Pettersen
Recorded July 2014 by Jason Quever
Produced by Jason Quever and S. Pettersen
Mastered by JJ Golden
"Untwined" Recorded by Scott Pettersen. Mixed by Jason Quever