Irvin Martinez – bass
Kyle Wilcox – vocals
Levi Jones – guitar
Rhett Hansen – drums
Dark Seas = Tame Impala + The Moody Blues
Having originally formed as a Joy Division cover band, Dark Seas dropped the post-punk tribute gigs in early 2011 and started creating their own take on psychedelic rock with a surf-rock tone. The echoed vocals and ’60s guitar licks made them a massive standout in a period where having a psych band in SLC was as common as owning a torn baseball T-shirt. The group quickly joined up with Midnight Records and labored over their debut album, Hawkes Court, which was released in April 2013. Shortly after its release, tragedy struck the group as their original guitarist, Colton Ericksen, passed away in a car accident while on tour that July. But rather than be consumed by tragedy, the band reflected on the changes thrust upon them and regrouped to release the Toner EP (in tribute to Ericksen) in November of 2013. Dark Seas are the cure to the average concert-goer’s attitude, forcing them to put their phones down and their cigarettes out as they dance their asses off throughout the night.