A B & The Sea playing a free show at Oakland's Uptown Nightclub

A B & The Sea, The Frail, Will Sprott (The Mumlers), and Trails & Ways are playing a free show at The Uptown in Oakland tonight. A B & The Sea will be performing songs off their new album Constant Vacation, which includes tracks produced by Wallpaper and Modest Mouse's Jim Fairchild. The California pop group was formed by long-time friends Koley O'Brien and Joe Spargur in 2009 after they moved here from Wisconsin. Following the release of several successful EPs, A B & The Sea's debut full-length LP refines the sound of their sunny pop jams. The album includes [...]

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Hear A B & The Sea's debut LP 'Constant Vacation'

Mother nature has hooked San Francisco up with some fantastic May weather so far, huh? Perhaps you've made a mad dash to one of the limitless locales for optimal sun enjoyment over the past week, and perhaps you thought "Hey, some new sunshine-rock would go real well with this day right about now." Well then, may we suggest A B & The Sea's debut LP, Constant Vacation? Give the entire album a listen below or over on Bandcamp. Constant Vacation by A B & the Sea There's a Phoenix-type vibe going on among the band's catchy hooks that fits these [...]

Noise Pop: Ted Leo, A B & The Sea, Kevin Seconds

I always get a little nervous at the prospect of seeing a favorite artist play without the comfort of a backing band. On some level, I think, a solo performance is inherently a struggle, with one individual responsible for keeping the crowd entertained, or, at the least, preventing its attention from getting distracted elsewhere. I've seen more solo sets than I care to admit fade behind audience conversations and noise from the bar, or drag in uncomfortable between-song silences. Given the king's welcome Ted Leo received when he climbed on stage at Bottom of the Hill on Thursday night, it [...]

A B & The Sea cover The Zombies, everybody wins

A B & The Sea - "Care Of Cell 44" (Zombies Cover) The Zombies' 1968 album Odessey and Oracle is a classic collection of swooning baroque pop. Above, local surf pop band A B & The Sea deliver an amiable, harmony-filled take on the record's leadoff track, "Care of Cell 44." A B & The Sea support Avi Buffalo on November 4th at Bottom Of The Hill. Check out the band's Boys and Girls EP below.

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Ticket Giveaway: Jarrod Gorbel, A B & the Sea play Swedish American

A B & the Sea have just finished Noise Pop, and also happen to be in the middle of a clever scheme to slowly release MP3s, for free, to an adoring public. The end of this experiment will act as the official release of the band's debut EP of surf pop goodness. Here's the deal: go to A B and the Sea's website, and click to download a song from the provided widget, which will be emailed to you. You'll then be prompted to "share" the process (via Twitter, Facebook, etc.) with others. The rest of the EP will slowly [...]

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