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Hailing from the shores of Merseyside, By The Sea are one of the most exciting new UK bands around at the moment. After a run of sold-out 7" singles overseas, the band are set to release their debut single for North America on Shelflife.

The new double A-side single features tracks "Dream Waters" b/w "Eveline" which were recorded and produced with close friend Bill Ryder-Jones (The Coral, Double Six Records) in various bedrooms, garages and churches. "Dream Waters" boasts their hallmark guitar sound and reverb-soaked melodies, while "Eveline" shimmers and shines showing off the band's ability to write perfect pop songs. Two tracks that evoke the soul of seminal 80s indie bands that helped inspire them.

The single is the first glimpse of the band's debut album, set for release in November through Dell'Orso Records on CD and The Great Pop Supplement on LP. This highly anticipated collection will be the culmination of two years of sold out gigs, huge word of mouth support and recent shows with Veronica Falls, Memoryhouse, Still Corners, Widowspeak, Crystal Antlers and Vetiver. By The Sea's first single Waltz Away scored plays on Andrew Weatherall's BBC Radio 6Music show last year.

Dream Waters is limited to 100 copies in the US on lovely two-tone colored vinyl and is a co-release with The Great Pop Supplement in the UK.

For fans of: Violens, Felt, Pale Saints, The Wild Swans, The House of Love, British Sea Power

By The Sea - Dream Waters

By The Sea - Eveline

Praise for By The Sea:

"By The Sea are riding the crest of a wave."
- Liverpool Echo

"By The Sea make music that can't contain itself, that is so bursting with joy it sounds like it is tripping over itself in its desire to get out of the speakers. And yet whilst some of these songs sound like anthems, there is a constant introspection that stops them from ever sounding bloated."
- Fred Perry Subculture

"A swoonsomely addictive wash of glistening synths, impassive sighs and effervescent jangles"
- The Line Of Best Fit

"delightfully disorientating smoke haze of a sound."
- Not Many Experts

"It's a beautifully simple song which starts off with a carefree ease about it before kicking into a slightly more uptempo chorus, rich with 80s soaked dream-pop melodies and sweet hazy vocals.
- The Fox is Black

"A slice of beguiling dream-pop that perfectly encapsulates the band's pastoral shoegazing sound"
- Bearded Magazine

"They're Scouse revisionists rather than revivalists"

"'Dream Waters' has something of a mystical wondrous quality. Starting slowly it builds through the haze, transporting you on a melodious journey of breezy washed-out sounds."
- Barry Gruff

"Shimmering beauty from Liverpool."
- Fringe on Top

By The Sea
Dream Waters / Eveline

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Release date: October 9, 2012
Catalogue number: LIFE095
Pressing: 7" vinyl, 100 copies on limited edition two-tone colored vinyl for North America
Artwork: Image: Kevin Power, Design: Holly Calder

1. Dream Waters
2. Eveline
One-sheet pdf
Cover art hi-res