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Wells-next-the-Sea

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Location:Chicago, Illinois
Year(s):2009
Categorized as:Americana, Indie Rock
Members:Liz Barnett- vocals, violin and glockenspiel
Brennan Mackey- vocals, guitar, bass, banjo, and ukulele
Dann Morr- vocals, bass, guitar, and keyboard
Danny Sherrard- vocals, guitar, bass, and keyboard
Nat Waters- drums and percussion
Website:wellsband.com
Label:Squirrel Trap Records
Total Request:3374 (3307 downloads, 67 plays)
Total Request:3374 (3307 downloads, 67 plays)
About:

Although Wells-next-the-Sea is a Chicago-based band, three of its members are IU Alums.

Taking their name from the English seaside town, Wells-next-the-Sea (Wells, to their friends) plays dusty Americana; alt-country layered with strings and raw harmonies; and the result is as much mood as craft. Painting from a musical palette somewhere between Son Volt and Neutral Milk Hotel, Wells’ folky approach to Midwestern pop has enough grit and swirl to seduce fans of both indie rock and alt-country.


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With support from: Arts Council and the City of IndianapolisIndiana Arts CommissionNational Endowment for the Arts

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366 requests

 2012, Squirrel Trap Records,

Stepping Over Mountains

1. The Devil (Mackey)
recorded at Martyrs’ on 20 June 2012

2. Giants/Lovers (Robbins)
recorded at The Burlington on 26 July 2012

3. No One Knows You Like I Do (Barnett/Mackey)
recorded at Uncommon Ground on 26 January 2012

4. With Our Eyes Closed (Morr/Robbins)
recorded at Beat Kitchen on 30 July 2011

5. Fly on By i, ii & iii (Robbins)
recorded at Beat Kitchen on 11 November 2011

Liz Barnett: vocals on 3 and 5, violin on 5
Brennan Mackey: vocals on 1, 2, and 3; ukulele on 1 and 3; electric guitar on 2; banjo on 5
Dann Morr: vocals on 1, 2, 4, and 5; bass on 1, 4, and 5; acoustic guitar on 2
Philip Robbins: vocals on 5; electric guitar on 5
Mark Ruggiero: drums on 4
Keri Schroeder: vocals on 1, violin on 1 and 2
Danny Sherrard: electric guitar on 1 and 5; bass on 2; keyboard on 4
Cory Verblen: electric guitar on 4
Nat Waters: drums on 1, 2, and 5; percussion on 3
 

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    The Devil (live)
     
     
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    Giants/Lovers (live)
     
     
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    No One Knows You Like I Do (live)
     
     
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    With Our Eyes Closed (live)
     
     
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    Fly on By (i, ii, & iii) (live)
     
     

 
 
638 requests

 2012, Squirrel Trap Records,

Wells' new 5-song EP Passenger Side will be released on 24 April 2012 on Squirrel Trap Records.

Side 1
With Our Eyes Closed (Morr/Robbins)
Keep in Front of the Storm (Morr)
No One Knows You Like I Do (Barnett/Mackey)

Side 2
Chicago (Mackey)
Taking Liberties (Morr/Vazquez/Verblen)

Wells-next-the-Sea is
Liz Barnett- vocals, violin
George Henner- drums
Brennan Mackey- vocals, electric and acoustic guitars, banjo, ukulele
Dann Morr- vocals, acoustic and electric guitars, bass, mandolin, piano
Danny Sherrard- vocals, piano, electric piano, electric guitar

"Passenger Side" was recorded at Squirrel Trap Studio, Chicago, IL
Produced by Brian Royer

Artwork by Sara Millsap

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    With Our Eyes Closed
     
     
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    Keep in Front of the Storm
     
     
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    No One Knows You Like I Do
     
     
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    Chicago
     
     
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    Taking Liberties
     
     

 
 
534 requests

 2010, Squirrel Trap Records,

Guest House, Wells-next-the-Sea's debut album, was released digitally in November, 2010. Chicago label Squirrel Trap Records released the album on CD in April, 2011.

Mike Medina- drums, tambourine, sleigh bells
Dann Morr- vocals, bass, baritone, acoustic and electric guitars, piano, organ, glockenspiel, mandolin, melodica
Philip Robbins- vocals, electric, acoustic and classical guitars, glockenspiel, miscellaneous noise-making
Sarah J Wille- vocals, fiddle, electric piano

All songs written by Philip Robbins except:
1 by Dann Morr and Philip Robbins
5 & 9 by Dann Morr and Sarah J Wille
7 by Dann Morr and Jaime Vazquez
published by Wanna Ride Bikes? ASCAP 2010

Produced by Brian Royer
Artwork by Sara Millsap

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    Over the Line
     
     
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    Fly on By (i)
     
     
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    Fly on By (ii)
     
     
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    Fly on By (iii)
     
     
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    Wilten & Want
     
     
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    Giants/Lovers
     
     
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    A Million Ways to Sat Enable
     
     
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    Homes So Airtight
     
     
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    A Bathybic Soliloquy
     
     
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    Atoms et al.
     
     
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    The Aggregate Scraping the Sky
     
     

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