Photo by Jonathan Robert Willis
with Beth Current, Mike Mains & The Branches
June 14, 2013
Fountain Square, Cincinnati, OH
Free, All Ages, 8 pm show
Started by brothers Aaron and Ryan Morgan in ’04, Seabird generated a simmering street buzz with their EPs Spread Your Broken Wings and Try and Let Me Go On. Signing with Credential Recordings/EMI, the band made its national debut with ‘Til We See the Shore (2008) and its lead single “Rescue,” which spent multiple weeks at No. 1 on MTVU’s “Most Wanted,” appeared on mtvU’s “The Freshmen” and became the soundtrack for the lead promos of ABC’s 12-time Emmy-nominated “Pushing Daisies.” Seabird songs also appeared in other hit series like “Grey’s Anatomy” and “Numb3rs.” Out on the road, Seabird toured with NeedToBreathe, Fiction Family, House of Heroes, Jars of Clay, Barcelona, Meese, David Crowder Band and did their own 15-date college tour. The band also performed at major music events like South by Southwest, MOBFest 09, Forecastle Festival and even headlined the opening night of the MidPoint Music Festival.
In 2009, Seabird released Rocks Into Rivers, their sophomore full length produced by Paul Moak (Mat Kearney, Sixpence None the Richer) and Aqualung’s Matt Hales at Ocean Studios and The Smoakstack. The album walks the line between earthy and urban, blue collar and big city, with emotionally bare lyrics about running into walls, finding new paths and questioning yourself in the process. It’s an energized blend of sexy Brit-style sonics and the working man’s ethos of ’70s American rock.
Their third release Troubled Days is due July 2013.