The Sea The Sea, Chuck E. Costa and Mira Stanley, are an indie folk-pop duo-band. Merging the lyrical integrity of your favorite modern day troubadours with creative, vibrant arrangements and stunning harmonies featuring what Huffington Post calls, “Two of the loveliest male-female voices you might ever hear this or any other year.” The Sea The Sea begins their inaugural tour of 2015 with an inspired collection of new songs, as well as some favorites from their debut release Love We Are We Love.
The album, released in February 2014, has received praise from NPR, American Songwriter, and No Depression, among others, for their honest and ethereal sound. Costa and Stanley accompany each other with electric/acoustic guitars, keyboard, and percussion, but it is their rich vocal harmonies that provide the depth to their songwriting. Two perfectly matched voices sometimes share the back-and-forth conversations of the song’s characters, other times the exchanges of one mind, weighing a decision, analyzing the moment, and trying to find answers.
The duo formed in the fall of 2011, already seasoned musicians in their own right. “We had both just gone through major upheavals in our lives,” says Mira, “And we were ready to test our faith in what was possible – in our art and in the world.” They borrow their act’s name from Xenophon's Anabasis, the ancient tale of Greek soldiers returning to their coastal home after a long arduous battle inland. "The Sea! The Sea!" is a cry of joy.