Portland, Maine's genre-bending indie group SeepeopleS have officially released their latest single & video "Two Silhouettes," out everywhere today. "Two Silhouettes" is an emotive indie/freak-folk track that finds songwriter/bandleader Will Bradford examining moments of love and the way they ripple outward into something omnipresent. The single was co-produced by Bradford and Will Holland (Pixies, New Pornographers) at the legendary Chillhouse Studios in Boston, MA, and features guest vocalist Sparxsea and the famed Cowboy Eddie Long (Taylor Swift, The Allman Brothers, Hank Williams Jr.) on pedal steel. The accompanying video was created by Jack Powell (Opus Thimble, Hot Mustard) and features gorgeous paper cut-out animation of human-animal hybrids longing for moments of connection.
The anti-genre indie pranksters SeepeopleS have been a band for 22 years. The band, which is the brainchild of bandleader/songwriter/producer Will Bradford, has released 5 full length albums and 2 EPs on their own imprint, RascalZRecordZ. It would be an accurate statement to say that there isn't a single band on the planet that covers as much ground musically, or traverses through as many musical universes as SeepeopleS does. Musicians have long since taken notice and members of Morphine, Spearhead, Dave Matthews Band (Tim Reynolds), and even members of Parliament/Funkadelic are featured on previous albums. All seven records were co-produced by Will Holland (Pixies, New Pornographers, Dead Can Dance). The band has toured ceaselessly, playing over 1500 shows in 46 states during their long career. Most importantly, SeepeopleS features songwriting that is the definition of timelessness and lyrically have been busy writing the most important musical anthems of our generation. It may be long after our lifetimes before this band gets their due, but they certainly will. Nothing this good can remain hidden forever.
SeepeopleS was previously nominated for "Best Live Act" for the 2016 New England Music Awards as well as Relix Magazine Awards' "Best New Artist" in 2007. The band has shared bills and toured with such acts as Death Cab for Cutie, Franz Ferdinand, Cracker, De La Soul, The Pharcyde, Ben Harper, Kula Shaker, Presidents of the United States and have even had Jon Fishman (Phish) join the band for a SeepeopleS set during a Bernie Sanders rally. They have been featured in Paste Magazine, Datyrotter, PopMatters, Magnet, Exclaim, High Times, Relix. DRUM Magazine and more, and their music has been used on Judging Amy (TNT), The Gates (ABC), and in feature films such as Canvasman and Wheels Over Paradise, as well as on the Discovery Channel and NASCAR broadcasts. They provided most of the music for the Headcount (voting registration) documentary Call To Action and have played CMJ, SXSW, as well as festivals like Wakarusa, Trinumeral, Bear Creek, Smilefest and Allgood Music Festival. In 2017 SeepeopleS released the "New American Dream" music video animated by Pete List (Celebrity Death Match/MTV, Marilyn Manson). The video would end up being nominated for "Best Video" for the Independent Music Awards in 2018, and won a Pixie award for the animator for "Best Short Video," in the same year. Also in 2018, unfortunately, Facebook and Instagram banned the video and removed the video from their platforms, sealing the band's place forever as a true underground cult favorite and confirming their role as artistic provocateurs. Currently, SeepeopleS are back in the studio working on their eighth studio release entitled Field Guide For Survival In This Dying World (RascalZRecordZ, 2022).
SeepeopleS Tour Dates 2022
May 3 - Nashville, TN - Cobra
May 4 - Atlanta, GA - Smith's Olde Bar
May 5 - Knoxville, TN - Preservation Pub
May 6 - Raleigh, NC - Pour House
May 7 - Asheville, NC - Salvage Station
May 9 - New York, NY - Mercury Lounge
May 10 - Boston, MA - O'Brien's
May 11 - New Haven, CT - Cafe Nine
May 12 - Littleton, NH - Loading Dock
May 13 - Portland, ME - Portland House of Music
May 14 - Newmarket, NH - Stone Church