The Los Angeles-based band Sea Wolf -- which will be at the Belly Up on Thursday --started out as a home studio project. In the 10 years since, their sound has evolved into a pleasantly mellow indie folk, with lyrical soul searching and rich instrumentals reminiscent of Death Cab for Cutie or early work from the Shins and Grizzly Bear.
Sea Wolf's music sink into your bones and fills your mind with intricate imagery of lost souls, forest haunts and ghostly depictions of nature countered, at times, with bright instrumentals.That drowsy sound has earned Sea Wolf -- established by Alex Brown Church of the alt-rock outfit Irving -- a name in the folk-rock landscape, with three full-length albums to their credit, including last year’s Old World Romance, the focal point of their current tour. Church’s brooding storytelling caters to music fans seeking songs adorned with laid-back melodies. Tracks such as “Black Leaf Falls” and “Saint Catherine” stir up a strong sense of yearning and heartache.
The self-proclaimed “fantasy rock” duo Savior Adore -- best known for their alternating vocals on the mesmerizing single “Dreamers” -- and Carlsbad's own Trouble in the Wind will provide musical support at the Belly Up.
Sea Wolf at the Belly Up on June 20. Tickets are $12-$14, and doors are at 7 p.m. Tickets are available here.