Red Sea is a group raised in the sugar-coated bubble heartlands of Northern Metropolitan Atlanta. After an extended period of musical experimentationwith other various groups and by virtue of agreeing aesthetic values, social and geographic proximity, the current members, Kyle, Mick, Patrick and Stephen coalesced circa 2009. As of late, their influences are said to have stemmed from tropicalia, funk, classical and gamelan music. Red Sea's latest EP, In The Salon, showcases its taste through a bricolage of pop tracks, all of which were recorded live with electric guitars, synthesizers, bass and drums. The boys sing words that humor auto-suggestive techniques over synthi-mutant ballads & fragmented rhythms which emulate the digitally contrived worlds of sound that they create.
Brought together by their elementary school band, Ben Jackson and Alex Bailey ended up swapping their trombones for guitar. After playing together throughout high school, the two parted ways when Alex went to study in San Francisco and Ben stayed in their native Atlanta, befriending vocalist Elaine Edenfield and drummer Doug Bleichner along the way. The adolescent bandmates were later reunited at a house party. Warehouse is the result.
Now joined by bassist Josh Hughes, of Stevie Dinner, the five-piece band finds its inspirations in Brazil's Bossa Nova and Tropicalia movements. Warehouse even received a shout-out from Bradford Cox, of Deerhunter and Atlas Sound, in his "Best of 2013" list for Pitchfork. Their debut album Tesseract is a slight departure from some of their earlier new wave material, and highlights more classic rock elements, matched by Elaine's guttural vocals.