Live @ WKDU: Sealions

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 - 3:30pm - 4:00pm

Having cut their teeth on numerous projects throughout high school and college, Atlanta natives Jason Travis and Joey Patino formed Sealions in an effort to reach through the apathetic din of modern guitar rock and grasp something inventive and invasive. Before long the duo’s formidable songwriting skills and ever-expanding command of both retro and modern electro-pop-rock aesthetics, methods, and instrumentation yielded a pristine and exciting new sound which quickly attracted the attention of the independent music scene.

Sealions draws equal inspiration from the fuzzy guitars of 90’s West Coast alternative, the bubbly synthesizers of English new wave and French house, and the vocal harmonies of 70’s American super-pop groups. Joined by drummer John Craig and bassist/guitarist Keith Edmiston in 2009, the band continues to float genre lines unapologetically between dance and rock music - a much needed catharsis for an Atlanta scene accustomed to garage, hard rock, and underground hip hop acts, and available internationally for the first time with the release of their first full-length album Strange Veins.