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In Las Vegas in October 2010 on a company trip, talk began between two longtime acquaintances to get together and jam. Talk continued through January 2011 until eventually coming to fruition when Steve Young, Robbie Williams and Avi Dey formerly of Halfway Hollow met up with Steve Mandlehr formerly of Amherst in the unfinished basement of Robbie Williams’ house. After almost two years in hibernation, the two Steves barraged each other with riffs and ideas. Robbie and Avi filled the rhythm void with their own flavors and within just seven weeks, eleven songs were built and polished. Straight into the studio from out of the basement, the four tracked their material and near simultaneously came up with their name, Season at Sea, to further encompass exactly what had been achieved. A self-titled debut full length album thesis that evolved from the musical dormancy which manifested post-death of their past musical projects. The four members had spent a metaphorical ‘season at sea’ where they experienced things outside of music making, real life endeavors, work world woes and all-around general growing, thus leading them all into the most honest and bright feeling music they had ever created.
The latter half of 2011 was changing Season at Sea. Avi had left for personal reasons and SAS acquired longtime friend, Graham Goff to take over drummer duties. Season t Sea couldn't stop writing new music. From November to March 2012, SAS wrote and perfected another full length album. This time, the songs mirror topics of self growth, adulthood, and the overall struggle and joy of life itself. Underlined with awareness of the decline of the bee population due to the Phorid fly parasite which could be a contributor to colony collapse disorder, this album entitled Abandon the Hive is a two part concept album. It will be released on June 16th, 2012.